Public seminars

Hear from world leading researchers and how they're using genome technology to better diagnose, treat, predict and prevent disease.

Public seminars

The Garvan Institute is committed to safeguarding the health of all visitors. In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are postponing our face-to-face public seminars. 
Until restrictions ease, we are hosting virtual seminars only — see below for details
Thankyou for your ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. 

Upcoming virtual seminars

Bite Size Science series

Dr Nona Farbehi

Stem cells and cardiac defects

1 October 2020, 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Dr Nona Farbehi uses stem cell technology to convert patient-derived stem cells to heart cells. With this method, she hopes to develop personalised treatments for cardiac disease.


Prof Katherine Samaras

Diabetes and dementia

15 October 2020, 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Prof Katherine Samaras leads our Healthy Ageing Research, and is renowned for her work in obesity, diabetes, and nutrition. Hear about her latest research, where she explores the correlation between diabetes and dementia.



How cancer becomes treatment resistant

29 October 2020, 12:00pm to 12:30 pm

Hear about Dr Arcadi Cipponi's breakthrough cancer research! Dr Cipponi revealed how cancer cells adapt and evolve to become resistant to treatment. Treatment resistance affects thousands of cancer patients every year. With this research; there's new potential for improved cancer therapies.


a/prof tri phan

A genetic diagnosis changed Michael’s life

12 November 2020, 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Michael suffered from mysterious and chronic symptoms all life. Through the CIRCA program, he received a life-changing diagnosis and treatment. A/Professor Tri Phan explains these findings, and how it's giving hope to others impacted by rare disease.


Kat patterson

Biomedical animation: combining art and science

26 November 2020, 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Complex scientific concepts can be hard to understand, but molecular animations make them more accessible. Hear how Dr Kate Patterson takes us inside the body through scientifically accurate animations and visualisations.