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5:30 PM June 14 - 7:00 PM June 14, 2022
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Join us for the third event in the Surprising Science series, featuring Dr Indrani Mukherjee (University of Tasmania) and Dr Zoë Doubleday (University of South Australia).

Zoë and Indrani come from different scientific disciplines but are both telling fascinating stories of our oceans. Join us to find out more how the oceans bring these two researchers together.

Dr Indrani Mukherjee: Indrani Mukherjee is a lecturer and a postdoctoral researcher in Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania. She completed her PhD at UTAS in 2018. Prior to that, she completed her B.Sc honours and Masters in Geology at the University of Delhi where she was also awarded the university gold medal for securing the highest marks in M.Sc. Indrani was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Award last year at UTAS. The transition of a simple cell into a complex one, billions of years ago, is the reason we share the planet with millions of species today. Indrani’s research focusses on “what drove that biological transition?” The approach involves a nuanced understanding of ancient marine environments, via novel and cutting-edge geochemical techniques. Her research questions key concepts, and explores links between early Earth evolution, the origin of complex life and formation of precious mineral deposits.

Dr Zoë Doubleday: Zoë Doubleday is an award-winning marine ecologist and ARC Future Fellow at the University of South Australia. Zoë uses geochemical tools to unlock the biological histories and geographical provenance of marine animals, as well as develop solutions for the seafood and fishing industry. Zoë is an internationally recognised voice on boosting the accessibility and impact of research through better science communication and works regularly with the media. She is also a current Superstar of STEM – a title awarded to high-profile women in STEM by Science & Technology Australia and who are visible role models in the STEM sector.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022
Time: 5.30pm AEST for refreshments, 6.00pm AEST for talks/livestream
Venue: The Shine Dome Canberra, and online
Cost: $15 in person (Canberra), free online

Throughout this series we will see how our everyday lives inspired scientific solutions in ways you could not imagine. From carnivorous plants to whale blowholes and even spider webs, the world around us has inspired solutions to problems of all kinds. Join researchers, innovators, industry experts, social scientists and more to be surprised by science in 2022! for more information. 

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Contact Information

events@science.org.au

5:30 PM June 14 - 7:00 PM June 14, 2022

Surprising science: fingerprints in the oceans

Speakers

Join us for the third event in the Surprising Science series, featuring Dr Indrani Mukherjee (University of Tasmania) and Dr Zoë Doubleday (University of South Australia).

Zoë and Indrani come from different scientific disciplines but are both telling fascinating stories of our oceans. Join us to find out more how the oceans bring these two researchers together.

Dr Indrani Mukherjee: Indrani Mukherjee is a lecturer and a postdoctoral researcher in Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania. She completed her PhD at UTAS in 2018. Prior to that, she completed her B.Sc honours and Masters in Geology at the University of Delhi where she was also awarded the university gold medal for securing the highest marks in M.Sc. Indrani was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Award last year at UTAS. The transition of a simple cell into a complex one, billions of years ago, is the reason we share the planet with millions of species today. Indrani’s research focusses on “what drove that biological transition?” The approach involves a nuanced understanding of ancient marine environments, via novel and cutting-edge geochemical techniques. Her research questions key concepts, and explores links between early Earth evolution, the origin of complex life and formation of precious mineral deposits.

Dr Zoë Doubleday: Zoë Doubleday is an award-winning marine ecologist and ARC Future Fellow at the University of South Australia. Zoë uses geochemical tools to unlock the biological histories and geographical provenance of marine animals, as well as develop solutions for the seafood and fishing industry. Zoë is an internationally recognised voice on boosting the accessibility and impact of research through better science communication and works regularly with the media. She is also a current Superstar of STEM – a title awarded to high-profile women in STEM by Science & Technology Australia and who are visible role models in the STEM sector.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022
Time: 5.30pm AEST for refreshments, 6.00pm AEST for talks/livestream
Venue: The Shine Dome Canberra, and online
Cost: $15 in person (Canberra), free online

Throughout this series we will see how our everyday lives inspired scientific solutions in ways you could not imagine. From carnivorous plants to whale blowholes and even spider webs, the world around us has inspired solutions to problems of all kinds. Join researchers, innovators, industry experts, social scientists and more to be surprised by science in 2022! Visit the series page for more information. 

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