Fighting Malaria with Maths

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells; The Body; Genetics; Living Things

Maths; Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Years: 8, 9, 10

Lyndal Henden is a Post Doc Researcher at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Her research focuses on finding patterns of natural selection in malaria, utilizing all areas of STEM to find a way to prevent future infection. This short video covers a range of topics, being relevant for the Year 8, 9 and 10 Biological Sciences and Year 9 and 10 Work Studies curriculum, as well as giving real world relevance to the continued study of Maths and Science subjects by students.

AMSI have a series of similarly maths themed videos that show the application of maths to various careers and roles which can be viewed here.

There is also a Choose Maths site that lists maths focused job vacancies around Australia, has info-laden posters featuring the directions maths can take students in and further profiles of maths centered careers. These are all available via the AMSI Choose Maths page here

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