2019 World Science Festival Brisbane

Professor Kathy Andrews, a Principal Research Leader at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, leads a research team focused on the development of new drugs for malaria – the world’s biggest tropical parasitic disease killer. Professor Andrews is also the founder and leader of the That’s RAD! Science project which aims to inspire in young children a love of STEMM. During the 2019 World Science Festival, Brisbane (March 20-24), Professor Andrews was on the expert judging panel for the Queensland Women in STEM prize and joined a panel of international experts for a signature festival event: Pandemics and Epidemics: Preparing for the Ultimate Travel Bug. The event was held at the QPAC Concert Hall with an audience of ~500 people. Fellow panelists were Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman (Griffith Uni), Jonathan Epstein (EcoHealth Alliance) and Prof Raina MacIntyre (Kirby Institute), with facilitator Dr Norman Swan. During the 2020 COVID-19 disease pandemic, this panel discussion was posted by ABC Radio National in podcast format (12th March 2020). For more details read a news article here.