This inaugural lecture in the Raising the Bar series kicks off with two of USC's brightest research scientists.
Dr Steve Ogbourne - USC Snr Research Fellow - Genecology Research Centre
His topic is: Nature’s natural products as therapies to treat cancer.
Dr Ogbourne’s research focuses on the anti-cancer drug (EBC-46). EBC-46 is extracted and purified from Fontainea picrosperma, a native tropical rainforest tree found in Far North Queensland.
Dr Fraser Russell - Senior Lecturer in Biochemical Pharmacology - School of Sport and Health Sciences
His topic is: Native stingless bees: unlocking their wound-healing potential
A number of strategies are used to treat patients who have a chronic wound, including (but not limited to) management of underlying disease, nutritional supplementation, debridement, application of wound-dressings and provision of antibacterial drug therapy. This presentation will describe research at the University of the Sunshine Coast that is examining potential wound-healing properties of Australian stingless bee cerumen.
Light finger food provided