[ASC-media] [Canberra] RSVP now for Tuesday's free public lecture by Professor Suzanne Cory

Mona Akbari Mona.Akbari at science.org.au
Fri Feb 1 03:44:01 CET 2013


Dear Asc'ers

Please be reminded of the opening lecture of the Academy's 2013 public lecture series by Academy President, Professor Suzanne Cory on Harnessing Death for Life being held this coming Tuesday 5 February. Please find details below and RSVP via the eventbrite link as soon as possible.

Please note that while live-streaming of the event will be available from www.science.org.au/livestream/<http://www.science.org.au/livestream/>, this lecture will not be stored on the Academy website for viewing later. No RSVPS are necessary to watch the live-streaming.

Hope you can attend.

Kind regards
Communications team
Australian Academy of Science

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Australian Academy of Science 2013 Public Lecture Series - Australian Science: Global impact

Harnessing Death for Life<http://www.science.org.au/events/publiclectures/gi/cory.html>

Professor Suzanne Cory, AC PresAA FRS
Honorary Professorial Fellow
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Cancer is 'a malady of the genes' (JM Bishop, Nobel Laureate). The past 30 years have seen a revolution in our understanding of the genetic lesions that contribute to cancer development. One of the most surprising discoveries has been that impairment of the natural process of cell death (apoptosis) is a critical step towards malignancy and impedes effective cancer therapy. This lecture will describe how detailed knowledge about the molecular circuitry regulating the cellular life/death switch is leading to an exciting new class of drugs that should greatly aid treatment of many types of cancer.

Tuesday 5 February 2013
Refreshments from 5:30 pm
Lecture and live streaming from 6pm
Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra
Free entry and parking

RSVPs essential via http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/4962808895

Further information from mitchell.piercey at science.org.au<mailto:mitchell.piercey at science.org.au> or 02 6201 9462

Biography
Suzanne Cory is one of Australia's most distinguished molecular biologists. She was born in Melbourne, Australia and graduated in biochemistry from The University of Melbourne. She gained her PhD from the University of Cambridge, England and then continued studies at the University of Geneva before returning to Melbourne in 1971, to a research position at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. From 1996 to 2009 she was Director of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Professor of Medical Biology of The University of Melbourne. She is currently a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Honorary Professorial Fellow at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Her research has had a major impact in the fields of immunology and cancer and her scientific achievements have attracted numerous honours and awards. In 2010 she was elected President of the Australian Academy of Science.

Lecture Co-Sponsor

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