Mozzie Mash & Mud Pies: Lab Without Walls Roadshow
It’s been a bit quite on this blog for a while. Followers of the MicroGnome may wonder what’s been happening.
Those in the know have already realised that a lot has been going on at the home of the gnome. We can now pull back the curtains to reveal what we’ve been working on: our programme for National Science Week.
LWW will be showcasing pathology methods used in recent fieldwork (MicroGnome: Around the Traps). If you live in the Kimberley, watch out for the LWW roadshow; Mozzie Mash and Mudpies. We’re going to show you what’s cooking in our kitchen. The plans are to demonstrate how we trap and analyse the mosquitoes that transmit virus infections like Murray Valley Encephalitis and Ross River infection. Local organisations will be taking part in a series of public science activities from Broome to Kununurra during National Science Week.
We will also take a look at bacteria in soil, including that one with a dreadfully long name (Burkholderia pseudomallei) that causes a serious infection called melioidosis. Hence the mud pies.
Watch this space for news of the Mozzie Mash & Mud Pies roadshow programme, and other Lab Without Walls activities this year.