University of the Third Age (U3A): Dr Robert Mead "Catching a Cold Case Killer with Forensic Genetic Genealogy"

18 October 2022 : 10:30 AM - 18 October 2022 : 12:00 PM

Lesmurdie Hills branch meets from 10 am to 12 noon on the first and third Tuesday of the month. On the fourth Tuesday members meet for a Coffee Club. In the months that have 5 Tuesdays, we organise an outing for the members. Visitors are always welcome!

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a worldwide movement aimed at encouraging older people to remain mentally, physically and socially active.

The term University is used in its original sense as ‘a community of people who come together to learn from each other’. Third Age means the period of life following the First Age of childhood and the Second Age of working. For many it’s the time of achieving one’s maximum potential after the stresses of the Second Age are past. The benefits of U3A Perth membership are summed up by our motto:  “Learn Laugh Live”.

Emeritus Professor Bob Mead is a biochemist and molecular toxicologist who joined Murdoch University in 1981 after 10 years in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Western Australia and at Fremantle Hospital.He has written two case oriented books ,one on clinical acid -base balance and another on Forensic toxicology.

In 2004 he established the Forensic Biology and Toxicology Degree at Murdoch University. He has been awarded a number of Teaching Excellence Awards in the Medical and Biological Sciences. He is a National Assesor of Teaching Grant Excellence Awards applications for the office of Learning and Teaching{OLT} in Canberra. in 2017 he moved to an Emeritus Professorship but continues in many of these roles. 

With the advances of DNA testing this talk will be a very interesting example of modern forensic technologies.

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(08) 9453 1436
0437 441 024

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