Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - NewsMaker

Two free public events at the University of Adelaide next week will highlight the role University of Adelaide is playing in the advancement of defence systems and public health.


Research Tuesdays: Lighting the fight

Light technologies have been used for defence for hundreds of years but the arrival of the laser in 1960 opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for the exploitation of light. Laser technology continues to drive exciting advances in sensing and communications.

University of Adelaide researchers from the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing will be joined by Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) colleagues to discuss and demonstrate some of the fascinating joint light-based defence projects that are changing the defence landscape.

The audience will hear some of the latest advances including light-based sonar for submarines, optical fibres capable of sensing chemicals, radiation and biological signals, and stealthy magnetic-field sensing surveillance systems.

WHAT: Research Tuesdays: Lighting the fight
WHERE: The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 5.30-7.00pm Tuesday 11 August 2015
COST: Free – but registration is essential: please register online.


Kidney transplantation in Australia – 50 years of progress

The first ever kidney transplant in Australia was performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1965, and there have been 2500 South Australian transplants since.

University of Adelaide renal transplantation specialist Professor Toby Coates will deliver an engaging free public lecture on Wednesday 12 August, tracing the 50 years of kidney transplantation in Australia.

He will highlight the role that South Australia has played in Australian and international transplantation since the 1960s, how basic and clinical research has been translated into direct patient benefit, and how this is achieved in the university-hospital setting.

A patient who received a kidney transplant in 1973 and then again in 2011, using cutting edge science, will also present at the event.

WHAT: Executive Dean's Lecture Series: Kidney Transplantation in Australia – 50 years of Progress
WHERE: The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 6.00-7.00pm Wednesday 12 August 2015
COST: Free – but registration is essential: please register online.


Media Contact:

Robyn Mills
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 (0)410 689 084
[email protected]

Kate Bourne
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 3173
Mobile: +61 (0)457 537 677
[email protected]

 

 

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