Nerd Nite November: Antibiotic Resistance, Comedy, and Hipster Ibis
October left us hot and bothered for mostly the wrong reasons: learning to give birds handjobs, spider petting, dentistry virtual reality, and lots of feathers. November has some big shoes to fill and we promise you won’t be disappointed. This month you’ll learn all kinds of things about sex, the rise of the antibiotic resistant age, and you’ll find out about hipster ibis and how cockatoos are spying on you…
WHEN: Tuesday 15th November. Doors open from 7pm. The fun starts at 7:30pm.
WHERE: Friend In Hand Pub 58 Cowper Street, Glebe. They do a great $15 parmy special. Seating will be in rows so it’s probably easiest to get some grub downstairs before the show starts.
TICKETS: General entry is $12, buy tickets online, limited tiks on the door. Get your tickets here!
sex – nerds do it better! | dr eva jackson | sexual health physician
Got any nagging sex questions you’d love answered but never quite got the guts to ask? Well down a beer and bring your questions along for Dr Eva who can tell you everything you want to know about sex. Now is the time to be brave!
Bio: Eva is a generalist sexual health physician and is involved in HIV/STI medicine, male and female sexual dysfunction, genital dermatology and drug harm minimisation programs. She is currently the Head of Sexual Health Medicine for Nepean Blue Mountains Sexual Health & HIV Clinics and also works in private practice.
species we love and hate | john martin | ecology
Has a seagull ever stolen a chip from your hand? Have you ever thrown bread to the ducks? We all have a wildlife story. Some are love stories, like giving a koala a drink on 40 degree day; others are hate stories, like being kicked by a horse. We humans have changed our surrounding environment (building cities, clearing land for farms, etc.) and some species have adapted to exploit these environments. We’ll discuss how ibis are becoming hipsters, how cockatoos are spying on you, why flying-foxes are making a ‘concrete change’ and moving from the bush to the city, and what it means for the future.
John is a wildlife ecologist. Ultimately he thinks nature is pretty cool and the opportunity to catch and observe animals is freaking awesome. Being able to assist the conservation of wildlife is also cool. John works at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney.
employing cleavage as a distraction | michael widjaja | microbiology
Ever worried about antibiotic resistance? Seen Contagion one too many times? Cleavage can be distracting, even to antiobiotics. Michael explains how bacteria use cleavage as a defence against antibiotics and the immune system; which aids in the rise of the antibiotic resistant age.
Michael is a PhD student of the ithree institute at the University of Technology Sydney. He is also a microbiologist, a rookie science communicator and a pun-master.
Be There. Be Square.