Research Tuesdays

Research Tuesdays

Events for the curious

Our researchers are driven by the desire to understand. They work to uncover new knowledge and shed light on the world’s biggest challenges.

From tackling Meningococcal B to finding energy solutions for the future, our discoveries make a difference to people’s lives across the world.

At Research Tuesdays we share this knowledge, every month.

If you’re curious about the changing world, we invite you to join us. Our doors open every month.

Upcoming Events

An Apple a Day

October 9, 5.30pm

Every day, we make a raft of minor choices—about our diet, product use and lifestyle—that over time have a major impact on our wellbeing.

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Herd Immunity Harnessed

13 November, 5.30pm

The results of the University of Adelaide’s groundbreaking ‘B Part of It’ meningococcal B herd immunity study are in.

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2018 Events

Where The Wild Things Were

February 13, 5.30pm

Hidden away in SA’s South East is a national, and global, treasure. The World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves house tens of thousands of beautifully preserved fossils, and paint a remarkably vivid picture of life during the last 500,000 years.

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Machines Rising

March 13, 5.30pm

For some, it’s a source of boundless possibility; for others, fear and anxiety. Whichever view you lean towards, however, machine learning is a reality. All over the world, technology is performing complex tasks, ‘learning’ from the outcomes, and improving its future performance accordingly.

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Engineering Champions

April 10, 5.30pm

Since the Australian Institute of Sport’s (AIS) establishment in 1981, sports science and technology have become increasingly important contributors to elite sport in this country. Engineers and scientists now analyse the majority of sports to exploit every possible performance gain.

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First Ferment

May 8, 5.30pm

We’ve all heard stories of rum-soaked misadventure in Australia’s early colonial past. But fermented drinks, and food, were consumed on this land long before the First Fleet’s arrival, let alone our current love affair with kimchi and kombucha.

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Homeground Disadvantage

June 12, 5.30pm

The commentators agree: Australia has a big problem when it comes to housing affordability. By 2025, as many as 1.7 million Australian households will not have the capacity to pursue home ownership, or rent without government assistance.

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Thought for food

July 10, 5.30pm

Food and wine is big business in South Australia. We account for 80% of Australia’s premium wine exports and over half our state’s exports are agricultural products. Couple this with exceptional quality and it’s no surprise our produce is world-renowned.

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Protecting the Catch

August 14, 5.30pm

Seafood feeds the world. It has long been a key dietary component for hundreds of millions of people. But the global ‘catch’ is under pressure.

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Three Minute Thesis Final

September 11, 5.30pm

Explaining years of research in three minutes, using only one PowerPoint slide.

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2017 Events

Connected to country

February 14, 5.30pm

Indigenous Australians have a remarkably deep cultural and spiritual connection to their country.

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Conservation drones

March 14, 5.30pm

Environmental conservation can be financially and physically challenging.

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Defeating superbugs

April 11, 5.30pm

Bacteria that cause common infections are dangerously close to regaining the upper hand.

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Childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities

May 9, 5.30pm

Life is never without challenge, but when a child is born with a NDD, the challenges can be extreme.

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Invented in Adelaide

June 13, 5.30pm

The latest examples of our proud history of global-impact innovation.

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Sovereign defence

July 11, 5.30pm

The University of Adelaide has been helping Australia’s armed forces gain an edge for many years.

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Men’s health

August 8, 5.30pm

Men, we’re told, are their own worst enemies when it comes to health.

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Three minute thesis finals

September 12, 6.00pm

Our research students will tackle in the national 3 Minute Thesis competition.

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Eating our words

October 10, 5.30pm

Talk is often cheap. But when it comes to our food choices, its value is seemingly in free-fall.

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Life in a smart city

November 14, 5.30pm

Experts think Adelaide could be a global top five “Smart City” within a decade.

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