A Week of Celebration of Scientific Excellence and Gender Equity in STEMM

 

A Week of Celebration of Scientific Excellence and Gender Equity in STEMM

The bio-nano sciences are not only exciting scientifically, but have been identified by international scientific and commercial leaders as essential enablers of our future industries.

The week of 24th to 29th September will bring world leading scientists to Brisbane, including the Australian Nobel Laureate, Prof Elizabeth Blackburn and 2017 Australian of the year Prof Alan Mackay-Sim. The week of scientific celebration will provide a focus on the importance of the biomedical and nanomaterials sciences to our future economies. A number of events will celebrate in particular the participation of women in STEMM. In addition, we acknowledge the value we place on our international collaborations. Industry participation will be extensive, with scientific sessions designed to highlight the pathway to commercial benefits to society.

International Symposium on Stem Cell Ageing and Regenerative Engineering

International Symposium on Stem Cell Ageing and Regenerative Engineering, to be held on Sunday 24th September. The keynote speaker will be Prof Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian-born and educated Director of the Salk Institute and 2009 Nobel laureate in physiology and medicine.

The symposium is hosted by UQ’s Centre in Stem Cell Ageing and Regenerative Engineering (UQ-StemCARE), a recently launched strategic initiative by UQ with a focus on unravelling the key molecular mechanisms of stem cell ageing, and engineering clinical solutions in regenerative medicine for increasing health span and healthy ageing. 

More information can be obtained from the workshop co-ordinator, Dr Brit Winnen.

International Conference on BioNano Innovation

International Conference on BioNano Innovation running from 24th to 27th September, which will present the latest advances in the most exciting and commercially-promising area of science and engineering: the interface between the biological and physical sciences at the nanoscale. Around 500 scientific leaders from Australia and beyond will attend this exciting event.

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Dinner- In conversation with Nobel laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn

Dinner- In conversation with Nobel laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, at UQ Customs House on the evening of 25th September. The theme of the dinner will be the promotion of participation of women in the STEMM subjects. A meet-and-greet by female high school students with Prof Blackburn will be held prior to the dinner.

More information can be obtained from Lauren O'Keeffe from UQ, Office of Marketing and Communications. 

China-Australia-CSIRO Polymer Meeting

China-Australia-CSIRO Polymer Meeting on 28th and 29th September, will bring together outstanding figures in this enabling field, to promote scientific collaboration and exchange of young scientists. Leading scientists from Chinese C9 universities and the Chinese Academy of Sciences will be attending.

More information is available from Dr Hui Peng.

National Workshop on “Biomedical Applications of Engineered Antibodies and Proteins”

National Workshop on “Biomedical Applications of Engineered Antibodies and Proteins”, to be held on 29th September, bringing together leading companies in the biopharmaceutical industries. The workshop is hosted by the UQ-based ARC Centre for Biopharmaceutical Innovation, a recently established initiative aiming at supporting these important industries.

More information is available from Nancy Eluigwe.