Finding a Cure for Malaria


Emma Clark, Luciana Darling, Georgina Edwards, Amelia Hamer, Sharon Lee, Natalie Ng


Create a media article about the work of the CXS and about its aims:

  • To see the un-seeable membrane proteins and
  • To image the fine structures in the malaria parasite

The article is to contain:

  1. Description of what CXS is and how it operates
  2. Explanation of the aims of CXS
  3. Explain the use of the synchrotron, which is built and run by physicists, as a tool that can gather data to investigate biological questions
  4. Explain the significance of Australia as a leader in the field of Physical Biology (a new area of scientific investigation that combines physics and biology i.e. is interdisciplinary)
  5. Explain how finding the structure of the parasite can enable designer drugs to be formed to combat the disease.

Choose your target audience.


“I enjoyed working with other classmates independently as well as learning about how applying physics and bilogy can make a difference.”Natalie Ng

“The best part was learning how the three sciences compliment each other. This program showed the practicality of science, which is completely different to classroom science.”Sharon Lee

“We were able to experience some of the areas that science impacts and the roles that science plays in both everyday life and the less ordinary.” Luciana Darling

“I got some team-working skills as our group had some differences of opinion. Also some public speaking skills because we had to present our information to many people. This also helped my self-confidence.” Emma Clark

“I always wanted to go to Melbourne University and now I know that I definitely want to go there!”Georgina Edwards

"An experience that you wouldn’t get elsewhere, it was challenging, exciting and different.”Amelia Hamer