Science Talk, MELBOURNE
All welcome, free, bring your friends!
Free pizza and drinks after the talk
At GTAC, in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)
Wednesday 19th September 2018, 6:30 pm
Professor Frances Separovic
School of Chemistry, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne
"Breaking barriers in science"
Much has been written about women
in science, the ‘glass ceiling’ and the ‘leaky pipeline’. We know that women in science face persistent challenges
and increasingly institutions and professional societies are taking steps to promote the visibility of women. Gender equity continues to
make headlines. Unconscious bias and a culture of exclusion have led many women to become disillusioned and ultimately leave science and academia.
Professor Separovic will give a personal account of how she navigated a career in a male dominated field, the setbacks and the rewards,
and why the culture of science needs to be less challenging and more inclusive.
Prof Separovic has degrees in Maths & Physics from Macquarie University and UNSW. She was awarded the 2009 ASB Robertson Medal and 2011 ANZMAG Medal, and is a Fellow of the Biophysical
Society, and the Australian Academy of Science. In 2017 she was named an IUPAC Distinguished Woman of Chemistry/Chemical Engineering and was inducted in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2018. Her research involves determining the structure and dynamics
of membrane components using solid-state NMR spectroscopy. She used them to help solve the molecular structure of the antibiotic gramicidin A and the bee toxin melittin within phospholipid membranes.
Wed 17th Oct Prof David Thorburn Murdoch Children’s Research
Institute Mitochondrial Donation
Friday 16th Nov
YSA/ANZAAS Annual Dinner
We are pleased to acknowledge the support by CSL and GTAC for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series