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Profile Blurb:

Mathilde Desselle is a program coordinator for outreach for the award-winning Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery, a global initiative of The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience. She is leading the marketing and outreach strategy and team in accessing compounds collections from all over the world and setting up international partnerships.

She has over 8 years’ management experience driving engagement strategies for life sciences research programs and facilities in Europe and Australia, and the ambition to make a difference in the space of public health.

She is passionate with finding innovative approaches to drive transformational change and solutions to diagnose, track and treat infectious diseases.

She is also a science communicator and a board director for Women in Technology, the peak body association for women in science and ICT careers in Queensland, and for the Tech Girls Movement, promoting positive role models to encourage and raise awareness of STEM careers for girls.

Speaking Experience/Aspirations:

Frequent Public Speaker, Frequent Panellist, Medium Speaking events (50-200), Internal Meeting Presentations, I would be interested in being contacted about Speaking at Events, I do Workshops, I would be interested in being contacted about being on a panel


  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Open-access science
  • Women in STEM


Maggie and Mathilde

I am a Mentor and Role Model in the Tech Girls are Superheroes Program. I actively encourage young women and girls to pursue careers in tech and STEM.


  • Women in Technology – Board Director, MC
  • Tech Girls Movement – Board Director
  • TedXYouth speaker 2016 – Antibiotics hunters
  • National Science Week 2016 – Federal grant recipient $25,000, co-organiser of Queensland Rising Stars – Women in Science in Regional Queensland
  • 2016 World Science Festival and Pint of Science Festival – event management and panel moderation

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