Three post graduates will each present a 20 minute talk on their field of study.
Tuesday 7 October 2014, 8.00pm
The Royal Society Room, 19 Davey St Hobart
“The Chemical Conditions of the Late Archean Hamersley Basin Inferred from Whole Rock and Pyrite Geochemistry with Δ33S and δ34S Isotope Analyses”
Daniel Gregory graduated with a BSc in Chemistry in 2004 from the University of British Columbia and a BSc honours in Geology in 2007 from the University of British Columbia. After completion of his geology degree Dan was awarded the APEG BC gold medal for excellence in geosciences. During the summer from 2004 to 2006 he worked in mineral exploration in the Yukon Territory and British Columbia for Archer, Cathro and Associates, rising from the position of field assistant to project geologist. After graduation in 2007 Dan continued to work as project geologist for Archer Cathro until March 2010 when he began his PhD at the University of Tasmania under supervision of Ross Large. Dan’s PhD investigated that trace element content of sedimentary pyrite through geologic time and tested whether the source of gold in the St. Ives gold deposit, Western Australia, could be the shales within the host rocks. He finished his PhD in November of 2013 and is currently working on studies to develop the use of pyrite as a vectoring tool for ore deposit exploration in Western Australia and South Australia.
Bottoms up: How whale poop helps feed the ocean
Lavy graduated with a BSC in Environmental Management from Monash University and subsequently completed Honours in Zoology at the University of Tasmania. She has previously worked on species conservation projects in Australia, USA, Ecuador and Malaysia. Lavy is currently doing a PhD at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre at the University of Tasmania. Her research looks at how defecation by whales can influence phytoplankton growth and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
“Point-of-care Devices for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring”
Aliaa Shallan started her PhD at the University of Tasmania in 2011 under a scholarship funded by the Egyptian government. She is doing research within Professor Michael Breadmore and Dr. Rosanne Guijt’s group in the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) which is part of the Chemistry discipline in the School of Physical Sciences.
Her research is focused on developing point-of-care devices for therapeutic drug monitoring that are portable and cost effective. The outcomes are expected to improve the quality of life for many patients and empower health care providers with information that facilitate making timely decisions.
Aliaa’s research interests include analytical techniques for biological sample handling, microfluidics, sample-in/answer-out devices, and fast prototyping.
Communicating science to the public is one of her passions.
All welcome and admission is free