Public seminars

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

Public seminars

Day Seminars

Lifestyle and Disease

25 March 2020, 10am to 11.30am

Lifestyle related diseases – diabetes, obesity and metabolic diseases are often associated with genetic and lifestyle factors. The onset of these diseases is insidious and once developed do not lend themselves to a cure. Our aim is to understand why these diseases occur and how we can better treat and hopefully prevent them. Join us for a motivational and practical session.

Cancer

24 June 2020, 10am 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 

Where we came from

29 April 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Each of us has around 6 billion letters in our genome (our entire genetic instruction manual). Our researchers seek to understand how evolution has influenced our genes and health

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.

Location

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