This is your chance to spend a morning with Professor Rob Capon, who, along with his team, discovered a way to turn cane toads’ own toxin against them, which has real potential to eradicate this long-term pest.

His team found that cane toad tadpoles are drawn to a chemical attractant released by toad eggs. The team was able to isolate and identify this chemical, and develop tadpole baits, which community members have used to capture thousands of cane toad tadpoles.

Hear about this research and how the project is progressing to rid Australia of one of the world's worst introduced species.

The morning will include an inspiring presentation from Prof Capon, and an exclusive tour of his laboratory, followed by the opportunity to join him for a complimentary light morning tea. 

We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you at this event.
 

Session Overview:

  • Presentation from Prof Rob Capon
  • Tour of Prof Capon’s laboratory
  • Meet with Prof Capon’s team over light morning tea

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About Meet the Researchers

Our Institute was built to inspire scientists, to cultivate interaction across a wide range of scientific disciplines, to generate adventurous innovative ideas, to foster revolutionary discoveries, and to translate our knowledge of nature to discover cures for a better world. Our researchers are the life force that makes this possible and drive incredible discoveries to save lives today and into the future.

Meet the Researchers series is your chance to connect in person and hear firsthand how they are advancing understanding in the life sciences, and learn what fuels their passion to close in gamechanger discoveries. 

 

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Venue

Level 3
Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Bld 80),
The University of Queensland.
306 Carmody Road, St Lucia
Room: 
Room 3.142