Siouxsie Wiles


Microbiologist, Keynote Speaker, Panelist

Dr Siouxsie Wiles is an award-winning scientist who has made a career of her twin passions for glow worms and infectious diseases. In a nutshell, Siouxsie and her team at the University of Auckland make nasty bacteria glow in the dark to understand how superbugs make us sick and to find new medicines. She still can’t believe she gets paid to do this for a living. Siouxsie also has a keen interest in demystifying science and busting stereotypes about who does science; she is a keen blogger, podcaster, artist, curator and media science commentator.


Auckland, New Zealand

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Keynote Speaker, Panellist


Current Affairs, Health & Lifestyle, Research, Science

Testimonials (2)

Anouk Doevendans-Lumb - NZNO Perioperative Nurses

On behalf of the team I would also like to thank you for speaking at our conference. I think it is fair to say that every single person that attended has been impacted by your presentations and I believe that this is a great step in the right direction. The panel session with you and Greg was also a huge success and has sparked some great questions and conversations.

Thanks again and I look forward to ordering a book for myself!