Media and outreach

The Coleman lab: Media and Outreach

30/11/2017. Comment article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Alex Kelly (iGEM team 2017) on the Open Insulin project: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/scientists-challenge-the-status-quo-20171101-gzd2hn.html

8/9/2017. Discussion with journalist Alice Klein, to provide formal comments on Nature Microbiology article on metagenomics, published in New Scientist 12/9/2017. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2146942-dark-matter-microbes-add-20-new-branches-to-the-tree-of-life/

9/8/2017. iGEM student Courtney Pratt interviewed for USyd online newsletter http://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/08/04/a-gem-of-a-project.html

8/8/2017-18/8/2017. Coordinating and setup of JAMS booth at the Australian Museum Science Festival event 2017. https://australianmuseum.net.au/science-festival

5/10/2016. Interview with Veronica and Lewis (JJJ radio) re. microbiology issues associated with ‘Shoeys’ (drinking alcohol from a shoe)

13/9/2016. Comment article in the Sydney Morning Herald on triclosan and antimicrobials. http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/the-us-has-banned-antibacterial-soap-should-we-do-the-same-20160907-gramnn.html

16/8/2016-26/8/2016: Coordinating and setup of JAMS booth at the Australian Museum Science Festival event 2016.

26/7/2016 – 8/8/2016.  JJJ Radio / Junkee / ABC : Interview on the Veronica and Lewis show (JJJ) about bacterial hazards from prolonged wearing of old festival wristbands. This progressed into some experiments on the bacterial load of old wristbands, further interviews, then was picked up by Junkee and the ABC website.  http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/drive/blog/s4514937.htm  http://junkee.com/triple-j-did-a-bacteria-test-on-used-festival-wristbands-and-it-was-really-really-gross/82271

11/8/2015-20/8/2015. Coordinating and setup of JAMS booth at the Australian Museum Science Festival event 2015.

16/8/2015   “The Zoo of You” microbiology outreach day for Science Week at the Kings School (as part of "The Future Project"). http://www.thefutureproject.com/news/item/101.html

15/8/2015    Science in the Swamp (Centennial Parklands Foundation) with iGEM team 2015. Organising and setting up hands-on microbiology and molecular biology displays. http://blog.centennialparklands.com.au/science-swamp/

6/6/2015. ABC Science Show. iGEM team interviewed by Robyn Williams regarding their synthetic biology project to make a better biocatalyst for epoxidation. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/syd-uni-designer-genomes-in-world-competition/6525626

15/5/2015. FBi radio. Interview with Zacha Rosen for podcast “Not what you think”, on topics of environmental microbiology, biotechnology, and synthetic biology.  https://fbiradio.com/notwhatyouthinkseason2/

16/4/2015.  Interview with Debby Ng (UTS Journalism student, and contributor to "Green Room" website) on topic of plastics and chemicals in personal care products.  http://greenroomsydney.org/2015/05/29/no-poo-llution/

20/8/14.    Coordinating and setup of JAMS booth at the Australian Museum Science Festival event 2014.