IHBI Inspires

Bluebox recently sponsored and attended the IHBI (Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation) Inspires conference. IHBI Inspires is a two day showcase of the research undertaken by IHBI students. The students organised an exciting conference which featured a range of posters and a series of high level presentations with an emphasis on real world research implications. A broad spectrum of technologies were presented including research into prostate and endometrial cancer, wound repair, the genetics of migraine, heart failure and other health conditions together with scaffolds for tissue engineering, implants and surgery to name just a few technologies. Talks even ventured into some more controversial areas such as fecal transplants which sparked some lively debate. Inspirational talks came from guest speakers Prof. John Fraser (Prince Charles Hospital, BiVacor, ICET Lab) and Jessica Watson – sailor intrepid. The conference was a great success and continued to demonstrate the world class research that QUT, and in particular IHBI, undertakes which continues to grow significantly in both reach and impact.