Professor David G. Lloyd, Vice Chancellor and President, University of South Australia, would like you to join him and your fellow alumni for an Alumni Cocktail Reception to be held on Tuesday 17 October at Bells Functions, Upper Level Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty, Perth.
The evening will also feature a presentation from guest speaker Associate Professor Craig Williams ‘Citizens on patrol: mosquito traps in the home to improve health surveillance.’
About Associate Professor Craig Williams
Assoc Prof Williams heads up the Healthy Environments, Healthy People Research Group at the University of South Australia’s Sansom Institute.He has made a career of studying mosquito behaviour. With a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of South Australia, he studies mosquito-borne disease and works to detect viruses that infect people and animals, with the aim of developing early preventative warning systems.
UniSA researchers have developed a new application of a ‘spit test’ using mosquito saliva that could be the key to preventing diseases spread by mosquitoes, including the Zika and Ross River viruses. Assoc Prof Williams will talk about his team’s innovative research in virus surveillance technology that can be used in homes to provide an early warning system to develop preventative methods for mosquito-borne viruses, and maybe one day be extended to other animals.
Tuesday 17 October 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bells Functions, Upper Level Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty, Perth
RSVP early as numbers are limited