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
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.
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 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.
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.