Naked Scientist to share key to containing infectious disease

May 1, 2017

Dr Chris Smith, widely known as The Naked Scientist.

The recent Zika threat is the fifth major outbreak of infectious disease faced by medical researchers in the world in recent years.

This growing issue has required scientists, politicians and citizens to work closely together to find way to contain and combat the spread of disease.

One of the world’s most influential science communicators, Dr Chris Smith, will share the inside story of these outbreaks and how to best defend against this attacks at the medical research conference Science on the Swan this week.

Dr Smith hosts the award winning BBC radio program The Naked Scientists and is a Sir Walter Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University.

Murdoch University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation, Professor David Morrison, said the University’s connection with Dr Smith aimed to promote science engagement with the community.

“Murdoch University recognises the need to inspire young people to pursue careers in science and research, through engagement and role modeling,” Professor Morrison.

“Communicating science about issues such as One Health to the public is so crucial for our society.”

The Naked Scientist team are famed for their skill in helping everybody to understand and engage with the worlds of science, technology and medicine.

The keynote address at Science on the Swan is one of several public engagements during Dr Smith’s trip to Western Australia.

Murdoch University will host Dr Smith’s at the sold out famed Live and Explosive Chemistry Show at 6pm on Tuesday 9 May.

All the latest news from Murdoch University can be read here.

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