Canberra speaker series delves into the Science of Us

February 15, 2018

The Academy’s Canberra speaker series for 2018, the Science of Us, is investigating the science of our lives and our health from the moment of conception through to death, focusing on how science is helping to resolve important issues at various life stages.

The first event, When Life Begins, explored what mice, elephants and humans have in common, and asked can changes to your DNA be passed onto your offspring? The event was sold out, so don't delay booking for future events in the series if you're in Canberra.

Series dates

Put these dates in your diary. We’ll also livestream and publish videos of each presentation on YouTube.

Series convenors

Professor Simon Foote is a molecular geneticist and Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Professor Lois Salamonsen has a PhD in reproductive biology from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. She was Senior Principal NHMRC Research Fellow, Director of the Centre for Reproductive Health at the Hudson Institute for Medical Research, and is adjunct Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University. Now partly retired, she heads the Endometrial Remodelling laboratory at the Hudson Institute.

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