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 recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Garvan Institute has taken the precautionary measure to indefinitely postpone our public seminars. 
Garvan’s location on the St Vincent’s Precinct (which includes the Diabetes Centre and The Kinghorn Cancer Centre) means we are in close proximity to patients, vulnerable and elderly people attending regularly for treatment. 
Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. 

Day seminars

Cancer: not just one disease

24 June 2020, 10:00am to 11:30am

Cancer is a genetic disease and affects almost every Australian, directly or indirectly. We’re developing better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cancers both rare and more common cancers like breast, prostate, pancreatic, brain, sarcoma and more. We also run extensive clinical trials programs Join us to hear the latest in cancer research.

Night seminars 

Get into your genes

22 July 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Each of us has around 6 billion letters in our genome (our entire genetic instruction manual). At Garvan, we read an individual’s DNA sequence – the order of the As, Cs, Gs and Ts along our genome – to find variants in our DNA that could mean the difference between health and disease.


All seminars take place in the auditorium at Garvan Institute of Medical Research, 384 Victoria Street (enter via Burton Street), Darlinghurst, NSW 2010.