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The second event in our ‘life & death’ series looks at the seductive world of sex – from the genes that determine the kind of sex we like, to new approaches in contraception, and how our relationship with sexually transmitted infections is changing.

Presented by sex geneticist Professor Jenny Graves; contraception researcher Associate Professor Eva Dimitriadis and Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University Professor Jayne Lucke.

About the speakers

Professor Jayne Lucke is Director of the Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, and Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. Her background is in social and health psychology and she has published in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, women’s health, mental health, drug policy research and bioethics. Professor Lucke is a member of the Steering Committee of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, and Associate Investigator with the Centre for Research Excellence in Women’s Health in the 21st Century.

Associate Professor Eva Dimitriadis heads the Embryo Implantation Laboratory at Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. She is internationally recognised for her discoveries on how the womb prepares itself for healthy pregnancy, mother and baby. Her group has made major contributions in the development of novel pharmacological non-hormonal female contraceptives that may be applied with agents that block sexually transmitted infections.

Professor Jenny Graves is an evolutionary geneticist who works on Australian animals, including kangaroos and platypus, devils (Tasmanian) and dragons (lizards). Her research group uses the animals’ distant relationship to humans to discover how genes and chromosomes and regulatory systems evolved, and how they work in all animals including us.

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6:00 PM July 26, 2016

SEX in Melbourne

The second event in our ‘life & death’ series looks at the seductive world of sex – from the genes that determine the kind of sex we like, to new approaches in contraception, and how our relationship with sexually transmitted infections is changing.

Presented by sex geneticist Professor Jenny Graves; contraception researcher Associate Professor Eva Dimitriadis and Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University Professor Jayne Lucke.

About the speakers

Professor Jayne Lucke is Director of the Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, and Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. Her background is in social and health psychology and she has published in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, women’s health, mental health, drug policy research and bioethics. Professor Lucke is a member of the Steering Committee of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, and Associate Investigator with the Centre for Research Excellence in Women’s Health in the 21st Century.

Associate Professor Eva Dimitriadis heads the Embryo Implantation Laboratory at Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. She is internationally recognised for her discoveries on how the womb prepares itself for healthy pregnancy, mother and baby. Her group has made major contributions in the development of novel pharmacological non-hormonal female contraceptives that may be applied with agents that block sexually transmitted infections.

Professor Jenny Graves is an evolutionary geneticist who works on Australian animals, including kangaroos and platypus, devils (Tasmanian) and dragons (lizards). Her research group uses the animals’ distant relationship to humans to discover how genes and chromosomes and regulatory systems evolved, and how they work in all animals including us.

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