Science and schooners served up at the pub

12 February 2013

The 'Science in the Pub' series, where the community can meet scientists and learn about new technologies and ground-breaking research, will be launched in Newcastle on Wednesday, 13 February.

Presented by the University of Newcastle and 1233 ABC Newcastle and funded by the Australian Department of Industry and Innovation, 'Science in the Pub' invites the Newcastle community to have a drink and a chat with scientists who work with new technology, genetics and fertility.

Hosted by Jill Emberson (Mornings, 1233 ABC Newcastle), 'Science in the Pub' will be a panel discussion followed by questions and then a casual chat with University of Newcastle scientists Pablo Moscato, Rodney Scott and John Aitken.

Professor John Aitken is the 2012 NSW Scientist of the Year and a recognised global expert on male fertility.

Professors Pablo Moscato and Rodney Scott combine powerful computer technology and a deep knowledge of genetics to develop patient-tailored treatment for many diseases such as breast and prostate cancer, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Nine 'Science in the Pub' sessions will be held in regional centres around the country, looking at topics such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, stem cells and genetically modified foods.

WHEN: Wednesday 13 February, 6pm – 8pm

WHERE: "Underground' at Grand Hotel, Corner of Bolton and Church Streets, Newcastle.

This is a free event, for people aged over 18. No bookings are required.

Contact: Engage Newcastle
Contact Phone: +61 2 4985 4949