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When 14 May, 2018 6:00pm — 15 May, 2018 9:00pm Where Macalister Brewing Company, Danbulan Street, Smithfield QLD, Australia Website
Macalister Brewing Company, 6.30pm-9.00pm, 14 May 2018 - Taking flight: Find out how understanding flying foxes in Cairns can improve efforts to manage them and how researchers are working with mozzies to fight dengue.
- Debugging dengue
Professor Scott Ritchie (Medical Entomologist, James Cook University)
The insecticidal dengue control method has been challenged by releases of mosquitoes. Cairns leads the way, with two programs that use the bacteria Wolbachia to either prevent dengue transmission or get rid of the mozzie all together.
- Oh Lordy, trouble with flying-foxes
Dr David Westcott (Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO)
For 200 years we have struggled to manage our interactions with flying-foxes. Ranging from the farcical to the murderous our efforts have had limited success. Might understanding the ecology and behaviour of these animals improve our performance?

Macalister Brewing Company, 6.30pm-9.00pm, 15 May 2018 - Working with nature: Amazing animals, from venom that kills to turtles in trouble.
- How venom kills you
A/Prof Jamie Seymour (Associate Professor, James Cook University)
Most venomous animals have the ability to kill you in more than just one way. These can vary from attacking your heart, your nervous system or your blood through to turning you into a zombie.
- Turtle rehabilitation - is it successful?
Jennie Gilbert (President Co-founder, Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre)
Turtles that are bought in from the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding waters suffering horrendous injuries or illnesses are sent to Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. How long is the process of rehabilitation? How many people are involved? What injuries or illnesses do they suffer?

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6 Danbulan St, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia