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


Get into your Genes

Wednesday 26 May 2021, 10:00am-11:00am (AEST)

Speakers: Bronwyn Terrill, A/Prof Sarah Kummerfeld, A/Prof Cindy Ma

Almost every disease has a genetic component. At Garvan, our fundamental goal is to understand genome biology and its impact on disease. Our vision is to use all the information encoded in our genome to better predict, diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent disease. From our Get into your genes seminar, you will learn the basics of genetics and hear from our researchers about their pioneering research projects.

DNA strand

The power of personalised medicine

Friday 25 June 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am (AEST)

Speakers: Professor Paul Timpson, Dr Mandy Ballinger and Dr Kendelle Murphy

Personalised medicine is the future of health and medicine. It uses uniquely personal information, like your DNA or genetic information, to help guide health-related decisions. Garvan researchers are already using genomic technology to conduct medical research, identifying genes and changes to genes that cause or influence some of the major diseases affecting society today. Join us to hear about some of the exciting research underway.

Disclaimer: Our seminars are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.