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9 June 2022

Microbial Metabolism – The Weird and Wonderful Ways Microbes Get Energy.

I have an interest in the microbial world both through education and also my work, with that in mind I am often passionate about...

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7 June 2022

Viruses and Evasion of the Immune System

I am on twitter (@travishale) as well as reddit and on occasion I see threads and questions about why some viruses can be ‘destroyed’...

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6 March 2020


Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is of significant concern worldwide, but what exactly is the virus, what does it cause and what is the concern? What is...

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15 February 2020

Indoor Environmental Quality – Carbon Dioxide

What is Carbon Dioxide? Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is often used within the indoor environment as a way to determine the ventilation rate. When an...

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11 February 2020

Flammable Facades & Cladding

Flammable cladding or facades have been of particular concern within Australia in the last few years due to a number of significant building fires...

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