Elizabeth Blackburn’s hooked on science tour of Australia
13 June 2012
The first Australian woman Nobel Laureate, Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, tomorrow starts a speaking tour to encourage Australian school students to take up careers in science.
Tasmanian-born Professor Elizabeth Blackburn now based in the USA, is travelling to Australia to speak to junior and middle high school students about her passion, struggles and successes
She’ll also speak about the exciting research relating to cancer and ageing that led to her 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
The tour is sponsored by Atlantic Philanthropies, the Governments of NSW, Queensland, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania, the Australian National University and the University of Tasmania.
Media are welcome to attend the launch talk and interview Professor Elizabeth Blackburn at a press conference immediately afterwards. To arrange access to the venue, please contact Mona Akbari.
|What:||Elizabeth Blackburn’s Hooked on Science tour launch|
|When:||Thursday 14 June, Talk at 10 AM – 12 noon, Media conference at 12.15 PM|
|Where:||NAB Auditorium, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, 384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW|
|Contact:||Mona Akbari | T (02) 6201 9452 | M 0447 679 612 | E email@example.com|
Other speaking dates on the tour:
Monday 18 June, 10 AM – 12 noon
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, 306 Carmody Road, St Lucia, QLD
Tuesday 19 June – Special talk to scientists at Wesley Research Institute, Brisbane, QLD
Title: Telomeres & telomerase: implications for understanding cancer and ageing in humans
Thursday 21 June, 10 AM – 12 noon
Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday 26 June, 10 AM – 12 noon
Stanley Burbury Theatre, Sandy Bay Campus, University of Tasmania, TAS
Wednesday 27 June, 10 AM – 12 noon
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 1G Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC
For further information about the tour contact Professor Julie Campbell on 0418 984 602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org