Beating the bite of mosquito-borne disease.
Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures on the planet. They're also beautiful and fascinating. They make thousands of Australians sick every year.
How will a changing climate and new technologies shape the way we beat the bite of future mosquito-borne disease risk? Be careful, you may learn to love, not loathe, the buzz of summer mozzies.
Our speaker, Dr Cameron Webb is a Medical Entomologist with the University of Sydney trying to think like a mosquito to better understand their role in public health risks as well as local wetland ecosystems.
You can follow Cameron on Twitter @mozziebites or check his blog http://cameronwebb.wordpress.com/
On the first Thursday of each month, Australian Skeptics and friends get together in the Library Bar and Bistro on Level 1 of the Crown Hotel on the corner of Elizabeth and Goulburn Streets, Sydney.
Please come upstairs to The Library Bar and Bistro on Level 1.
The Bar opens at 5 pm and the Bistro opens at 5.30 pm. People generally start arriving around 6 pm after work. The talk begins at 7 pm and lasts for about 30 minutes. The night finishes when the last person leaves.
Enjoy a meal and a drink accompanied by lively discussion, free spoon bending lessons and the company of other sceptics, as we cover a variety of interesting topics.
All welcome! Bring friends too.
To get there, the Crown Hotel is one block away from Museum station and a few more minutes walk from St James and Town Hall stations. A number of buses stop nearby.
Parking: Goulburn Street Parking Station is located diagonally opposite the pub.