Crowd Funding the Mighty Maggot
Dr Mel Thomson and Dr Michelle Harvey are a Microbiologist and Forensic Entymologist who have combined their powers to launch a new research project into how effective maggots are in debriding the wounds caused by a particularly nasty bacteria called M.Ulcerans.
This in itself is cool, however what makes it extra cool is the fact that they're reaching out to the community both to help fund their project (they're crowdfunding it) and build a level of public engagement from the start.
Mighty Maggots Pozible page: http://www.pozible.com/mightymaggots (goes live 8th May)
Mighty Maggots Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mighty-Maggots-at-Deakin/129319170596521?ref=ts&fref=ts
MIghty Maggots twitter: https://twitter.com/mightymaggots
Flesh Nom Bug twitter: https://twitter.com/fleshnombug