Professor Nancy Millis and Professor John Langford discuss the need for radical changes in water management in Australia with Jacky Angus.
Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC MBE, Microbiologist and pioneer in fermentation technology in Australia
Professor John Langford
Episode 7: A Quantum Leap in Computing
Professor David Jamieson discusses Quantum Computing, the new frontier in computer design, with Science host, Dr Shane Huntington.
Guest: Professor David Jamieson, Director of the Melbourne node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Techno
Episode 8: Getting Public Transport Back on Track
Dr Paul Mees explores integrated public transport systems with Humanities host, Sian Prior
Guest: Dr Paul Mees from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.
Topic: Public transport systems for dispersed cities
Episode 9: Doggy DNA
Dr Steven Holloway discusses research into canine DNA and its applications with Science Host, Dr Shane Huntington
Guest: Dr Steven Holloway from the Faculty of Veterinary Science.
Topic: Canine DNA research and its applications
Episode 10: Coping Strategies for Adolescents
Assoc Prof Erica Frydenberg and Dr Katrina McFerran discuss strategies to help teenagers cope with the stresses of adolescence.
Associate Professor Erica Frydenberg
Dr Katrina McFerran
Topic: Coping Strategies for Adolescents
Episode 11: Precision Drug Delivery with Nanotechnology
Professor Frank Caruso chats with Dr Shane Huntington about how advances in Nanotechnology enable delivery of therapeutic drugs in the human body with "pinpoint" accuracy.
Guest: Professor Frank Caruso from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.
Topic: Precision delivery
Episode 12: War Against the Cotton Bollworm
Assoc Prof Phil Batterham and Prof Derek Russell describe how genetics, proteomics, chemistry and field work join forces in the war against the cotton bollworm - a 5 billion dollar pest that is the scourge of farmers from Australia to Africa.
Associate Professor Phil Batterham
Professor Derek Rus
Episode 13: Medical Tourism in Asia
Dr Andrea Whittaker explores the phenomenon of medical tourism in Asia with Sian Prior. Dr Whittaker also talks about her research in illegal abortions in Thailand.
Guest: Dr Andrea Whittaker from Asia Institute
Topic: Medical Tourism in Asia
Episode 14: Islam and Sharia in Today's Indonesia
Professor Tim Lindsey looks at attempts in Indonesia to introduce Sharia law, and its implications for the largest democracy in Southeast Asia. Prof Linsdsey talks about current Australia - Indonesia relations.
Guest: Professor Tim Lindsey from the Asian Law Centre, and the Cent
Episode 15: Crystal Meth (Ice) Use - Myths and Realities
Associate Professor John Fitzgerald
Dr Frances Bramwell
Topic: Crystal Meth: Myths and Realities
Episode 16: The Leap from Frogs to Plastic Solar Cells
Prof Andrew Holmes of Bio21 Institute recounts how a poisonous South American frog inspired research into development of plastic solar cells.
Guest: Professor Andrew Holmes from the Bio 21 Institute
Topic: How the poison arrow frog inspired research into plastic solar cells.
Episode 17: Post-compulsory Education for a Knowledge Economy
Assoc Prof John Polesel discusses the changing job markets in Australia and overseas brought about by the so-called "knowledge economy", its effect on young people, and the need to change perceptions about Vocation Education and Training.
Guest: Assoc Prof John Polesel the Centre for Post-Compulsory Education and
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