Grand Challenge: Ask Me Anything with Dr Cameron Webb and Dr Toby Mills

14 Oct 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Grand Challenge AMA

At this Ask Me Anything you'll have the opportunity to pick the brains of people at the forefront of mosquito interventions to help you develop and refine a potential solution for submission to the 2021 Grand Challenge.

The University of Newcastle’s Grand Challenge is an annual initiative with the aim of encouraging multi-disciplinary teams to propose and develop potential solutions to a complex challenge. The most compelling submissions will receive funding and support to advance their idea.

Event is free but registrations essential.

This year the Grand Challenge has focused on furthering our capability to trap mosquitoes in a more targeted and practical way. There is one problem statement to this Challenge. Proposals should include responses to the following question:

  • How might we improve trap designs used to collect adult mosquitoes?

The Grand Challenge

Skill up and get informed to help drive a strong submission to the Grand Challenge. Grand Challenge submissions open Oct 11 – Oct 25

The Grand Challenge is open to all University of Newcastle students, staff, academics and alumni across the globe, as well as the wider community. It is a great way to be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work while having real-world impact. Great ideas come from everywhere, so no matter your background or experience you’ve got everything to gain by participating. For more information visit

  • I2N Virtual Hub

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.