Parasitic and Venomous Encounters in the Tropics

James Cook University, The Queensland Tropical Health Alliance and The Australian Society for Parasitology present:

“Parasitic & Venomous Encounters in the Tropics”

Join us as we take you on an adventure talk through life in the tropics:

Snails, stingers, stonefish and snakes  Jamie Seymour from James Cook University.

Bugs that bite, burrow and breed in our skin Charlene Willis from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

Finding cures for worms and using worms for cures Alex Loukas from James Cook University.

Worms hold key to Great Barrier Reef’s richness Tom Cribb from The University of Queensland will talk about the hundreds of species Great Barrier Reef visitors rarely notice: parasitic worms and how these parasites are in almost every fish, bird, dolphin and turtle in our region and why they are an important part of the hidden biodiversity of the reef.

Living in the tropics with diseases & protozoa: Three cardinal rules for survival Peter O’Donoghue from The University of Queensland.

6.00 pm, Sunday 10 July 2011
Urchins Room, Pullman Reef Casino Hotel, Cairns

All welcome. Free admission. Complimentary drink and nibbles on arrival.
More information: Contact Lisa Jones, email/lisa.jones1)(

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