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
Celebrating Strong Women in Science
Wednesday 18 August 2021, 12:30pm-1:30pm (AEST)
Garvan and the Science Teachers Association NSW are joining forces to celebrate strong women in science. History has seen women pave the way for scientific advancements in Australia and globally. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Science Teachers Association, join us to recognise women, and the role of teachers in inspiring students to create a better world through science. .
Sarah Alexandrou, Prof Susan Clark, A/Prof Elissa Deenick
Sarah Alexandrou: Sarah is a PhD student in the Replication and Genome Stability Lab at Garvan. She is studying how cellular abnormalities could contribute to the development of therapeutic resistant in breast cancer. Sarah’s work has won many awards at Garvan and she passionate about the need to identify and develop novel therapeutic strategies to improve patient outcomes.
Prof Susan Clark: Professor Susan Clark FAA is Leader of the Genomics and Epigenetics Research Theme and Head of the Epigenetics Research Lab at Garvan.
Professor Clark is a worldwide pioneer of epigenetics – the study of the additional layer of instructions on DNA that organises and regulates gene activity. Her research has helped revolutionise the field through new technologies that profile DNA changes in early development and cancer, and has laid the groundwork for using epigenetics to detect and monitor cancer progression.
A/Prof Elissa Deenick: Associate Professor Elissa Deenick is Head of the Lymphocyte Signalling and Activation Laboratory at Garvan. Her research is focused on lymphocyte activation and differentiation, and how this is controlled to ensure protection against infection while avoiding harmful immune responses like allergy and autoimmunity.