<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel" xmlns:p="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:powerpoint" xmlns:a="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:access" xmlns:dt="uuid:C2F41010-65B3-11d1-A29F-00AA00C14882" xmlns:s="uuid:BDC6E3F0-6DA3-11d1-A2A3-00AA00C14882" xmlns:rs="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:rowset" xmlns:z="#RowsetSchema" xmlns:b="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:publisher" xmlns:ss="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet" xmlns:c="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:component:spreadsheet" xmlns:odc="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:odc" xmlns:oa="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:activation" xmlns:html="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40" xmlns:q="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:rtc="http://microsoft.com/officenet/conferencing" xmlns:D="DAV:" xmlns:Repl="http://schemas.microsoft.com/repl/" xmlns:mt="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/meetings/" xmlns:x2="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/excel/2003/xml" xmlns:ppda="http://www.passport.com/NameSpace.xsd" xmlns:ois="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/ois/" xmlns:dir="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/directory/" xmlns:ds="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#" xmlns:dsp="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/dsp" xmlns:udc="http://schemas.microsoft.com/data/udc" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:sub="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/2002/1/alerts/" xmlns:ec="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#" xmlns:sp="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/" xmlns:sps="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:udcs="http://schemas.microsoft.com/data/udc/soap" xmlns:udcxf="http://schemas.microsoft.com/data/udc/xmlfile" xmlns:udcp2p="http://schemas.microsoft.com/data/udc/parttopart" xmlns:st="" xmlns:st1="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=us-ascii">
<meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 11 (filtered medium)">
<o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="country-region" /><o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="address" /><o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="City" /><o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="Street" /><o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place" /><o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="PlaceType" /><o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="PlaceName" /><o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="PersonName" /><!--[if !mso]>
<style>
st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }
</style>
<![endif]--><style>
<!--
 /* Style Definitions */
 p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal
        {margin:0cm;
        margin-bottom:.0001pt;
        font-size:12.0pt;
        font-family:"Times New Roman";
        color:windowtext;}
a:link, span.MsoHyperlink
        {color:blue;
        text-decoration:underline;}
a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed
        {color:purple;
        text-decoration:underline;}
p
        {mso-margin-top-alt:auto;
        margin-right:0cm;
        margin-bottom:15.0pt;
        margin-left:0cm;
        font-size:9.0pt;
        font-family:"Times New Roman";
        color:#555555;}
span.EmailStyle18
        {mso-style-type:personal;
        font-family:Arial;
        color:windowtext;}
span.style31
        {font-family:Arial;
        font-weight:normal;
        font-style:normal;}
span.EmailStyle20
        {mso-style-type:personal;
        font-family:Arial;
        color:navy;}
span.EmailStyle21
        {mso-style-type:personal;
        font-family:Arial;
        color:navy;}
span.EmailStyle22
        {mso-style-type:personal;
        font-family:Arial;
        color:navy;}
span.EmailStyle23
        {mso-style-type:personal-reply;
        font-family:Arial;
        color:navy;}
@page Section1
        {size:612.0pt 792.0pt;
        margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt;}
div.Section1
        {page:Section1;}
-->
</style><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
 <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="1026" />
</xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
 <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit">
  <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1" />
 </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]-->
</head>
<body lang="EN-US" link="blue" vlink="purple">
<div class="Section1">
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="navy" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy">Dear ASC’ers<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="navy" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial">The
<st1:PersonName w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Australian</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Academy</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> of Science</st1:PersonName> invites you to its April public lecture on Malaria: the plant connection – details below.<font color="navy"><span style="color:navy">
</span></font></span></font><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Please note the lecture will also be available live from
<a href="http://science.org.au/events/publiclectures/fs/index.html">http://science.org.au/events/publiclectures/fs/index.html</a> at 6 pm on 5 April.<font color="navy"><span style="color:navy"><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="navy" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<div>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial">Kind regards<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="3" color="navy" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:navy"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<table class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="716" style="width:537.3pt;border-collapse:collapse">
<tbody>
<tr height="65" style="height:48.85pt">
<td width="716" height="65" valign="bottom" style="width:537.3pt;border:none;
  border-top:solid silver 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 0cm;height:48.85pt">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:12.0pt;margin-right:0cm;
  margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0cm">
<b><font size="2" color="#004679" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#004679;
  font-weight:bold">Dr
<st1:PersonName w:st="on">Mona Akbari</st1:PersonName> </span></font></b><b><font size="2" color="gray" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;
  color:gray;font-weight:bold"> </span></font></b><b><font size="1" color="gray" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;
  color:gray;font-weight:bold">Communications
 and Media Officer</span></font></b><font size="1" color="gray" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;
  color:gray">
</span></font><b><font size="2" color="#00467f" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#00467F;
  font-weight:bold"><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:6.0pt;margin-right:0cm;
  margin-bottom:6.0pt;margin-left:0cm;line-height:130%">
<st1:PersonName w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><b><font size="1" color="#004679" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:130%;font-family:Arial;
     color:#004679;font-weight:bold">Australian</span></font></b></st1:PlaceName><b><font size="1" color="#004679" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:
    130%;font-family:Arial;color:#004679;font-weight:bold">
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Academy</st1:PlaceType></span></font></b></st1:place><b><font size="1" color="#004679" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:
   130%;font-family:Arial;color:#004679;font-weight:bold"> of Science</span></font></b></st1:PersonName><b><font size="1" color="gray" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:130%;
  font-family:Arial;color:gray;font-weight:bold"> 
</span></font></b><font size="1" color="gray" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:130%;
  font-family:Arial;color:gray">Ian Potter House,
<st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">Gordon Street</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">
Acton</st1:City></st1:address> ACT 2601  |  GPO <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">Box 783</st1:Street>,
<st1:City w:st="on">Canberra</st1:City></st1:address> ACT 2601<b><span style="font-weight:bold"><br>
</span></b></span></font><b><font size="1" color="gray" face="Arial"><span lang="DE" style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:130%;font-family:Arial;color:gray;
  font-weight:bold">T</span></font></b><font size="1" color="gray" face="Arial"><span lang="DE" style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:130%;font-family:Arial;color:gray">
 (02) 6201 9452  <b><span style="font-weight:bold">M  </span></b>0447 679 612<b><span style="font-weight:bold">  F</span></b> (02) 6201 9494  <b><span style="font-weight:bold">E</span></b>
<a href="mailto:mona.akbari@science.org.au" title="mailto:mona.akbari@science.org.au">
<font color="gray"><span style="color:gray;text-decoration:none">mona.akbari@science.org.au</span></font></a>  <a href="http://science.org.au/"><b><font color="gray"><span style="color:gray;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none">www</span></font></b><font color="gray"><span style="color:gray;text-decoration:none">.science.org.au</span></font></a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;line-height:120%"><b><font size="1" color="#b2b2b2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:9.0pt;
  line-height:120%;font-family:Arial;color:#B2B2B2;font-weight:bold"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></b></p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr height="25" style="height:18.7pt">
<td width="716" height="25" valign="top" style="width:537.3pt;border:none;
  border-top:solid silver 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 0cm;height:18.7pt">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:9.0pt"><font size="1" color="#b2b2b2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:7.0pt;font-family:Arial;
  color:#B2B2B2"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</div>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="5" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"><a href="http://science.org.au/events/publiclectures/fs/mcfadden.html">Malaria: The plant connection</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><i><font size="1" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext;font-style:italic">An
<st1:PersonName w:st="on">Australian Academy of Science</st1:PersonName> public lecture series on Fenner’s Science Today and Tomorrow<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Geoffrey McFadden
</span></font></b><b><font size="1" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:6.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">FAA</span></font></b><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
font-weight:bold"><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">ARC Federation Fellow,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">
Melbourne</st1:PlaceName></st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="navy" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Malaria is a major global health problem. The World Health Organization estimates that 500 million are infected and 1 million people die each year.
 There is currently no vaccine and the parasite is now resistant to most existing drugs. Our research has recently revealed that the malaria parasite was originally a plant-like organism that survived by photosynthesis. We have found major genetic traces of
 a plant-like metabolism in malaria parasites. This tells us that the parasite moved from its life in the ocean as a unicellular plant to a new parasitic lifestyle in human blood. Importantly, this revelation has offered us new ways to combat the disease using
 drugs and herbicides initially designed to kill plants. We have found that these herbicidal compounds, some of which are non-toxic to humans, work against malaria too.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="navy" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Tuesday 5 April 2011, 6-7 pm<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Refreshments from 5.30 pm<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Shine Dome,
<st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">Gordon Street</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">
Canberra</st1:City></st1:address><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Free entry and parking<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">RSVP
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">is not</span></b> essential but would assist with catering
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Contact:<font color="navy"><span style="color:navy">
</span></font><a href="mailto:eleanor.paynter@science.org.au" title="mailto:eleanor.paynter@science.org.au">eleanor.paynter@science.org.au</a> or 6201 9453<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Biography<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><a name="OLE_LINK129"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Geoffrey McFadden studied at the
</span></font></a><st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">University</span></font></st1:PlaceType><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Melbourne</st1:PlaceName>, making two trips to Antarctica to study sea ice algae while completing a PhD at the
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Botany</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">
School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. He then took up a three-year postdoctoral position in algal cell biology in
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Muenster</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">
Germany</st1:country-region></st1:place>. Geoff returned to <st1:place w:st="on">
<st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region></st1:place> on a prestigious QEII Fellowship to join Professor Adrienne Clarke’s Plant Cell Biology Research Centre where he worked on the molecular biology of barley and tobacco. He subsequently
 received an ARC Senior Research Fellowship, then a Professorial Research Fellowship to investigate the origin of chloroplasts by endosymbiosis. In 1995, Geoff took up a post as guest scientist at the Institute for Marine Biosciences in
<st1:City w:st="on">Halifax</st1:City> <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region></st1:place>. Geoff currently holds the Australian Research Council’s premier post of Federation Fellow at the
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Botany</st1:PlaceName>, in the
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">
Melbourne</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>. He<span class="style31"><font face="Arial"> has received numerous awards including the Academy’s Frederick White Prize in 1998.</font></span><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:12.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
</div>
</body>
</html>