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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>15<sup>th</sup> International Society of
Developmental Biologists Congress, Sydney. Convention Centre, </span></font></b><b><font
  size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:
  bold'>Darling</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
 style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font
  size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:
  bold'>Harbour</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>, Sept 4 to 7.</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Below is a list of topics on sessions open
for media to attend during the Congress. To register to attend the session, or
to pre-book an interview with the speaker, please contact Samantha Lucia at the
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Ph: 9295 8100 </span></font></b><b><font
  size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:
  bold'>Mobile</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>: 0415 140 595 </span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Media Times for Sessions at the </span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>15<sup>th</sup> International Developmental
Biologists Congress </span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
  font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Sydney</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>,
4-7 September 2005</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Sunday 4 September 2005</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<ul type=disc>
 <li class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
     font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Launch of the 15<sup>th</sup>
     International Society of Developmental Biologists Congress </span></font></b><font
     size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>(see
     below for media alert): </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
      style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>7.30am</span></font></li>
</ul>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:18.0pt'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:36.0pt'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>New found pathway
to fertility: </span></font></b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Dr </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
 style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Erez Raz</span></font><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> &#8211; Session
between </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial'>10.30am</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> and </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>1pm</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, talks between
11.25-12.00, in the Promenade Meeting Room 1 - Scientists have for the first
time discovered the early pathway to fertility. By identifying how immature
reproductive cells migrate to gonad tissue in a developing embryo, they hope to
shed light on reproduction and fertility. </span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:18.0pt'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:36.0pt'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>New technology to
keep up with complex disease: </span></font></b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
 style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Mario Capecchi</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> &#8211; Session
between </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial'>10.30am</span></font><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'> and </span></font><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;
 color:black'>1pm</span></font><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>, </span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>talks
between </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial'>11:25</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> to 12.00 in the Tumbalong
Auditorium - Professor Mario Capehhi is the father of mouse models used to
understand development and disease. He discovered a way to switch genes on and
off in the developing mouse to emulate various human conditions and disease. He
is now using new technologies to knock-out genes at specific times and
locations in the body in an effort to better understand and treat complex
genetic diseases. Professor Capecchi has recently created a mouse model for a
deadly child hood cancer, which claims eighty percent of sufferers within five
years of diagnosis. The new technology allows scientists to target and
knock-out genes with a high level of detail.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:36.0pt'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Hairy baggage
carousel: the key to left-right orientation in baby development: </span></font></b><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Dr </span></font><font
 size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Nobutaka
 Hirokawa</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>, session between2-4.30pm, &nbsp;talks between </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>2:00pm</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> and </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>2.35pm</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> in the Tumbalong
Auditorium - Scientists have found a new mechanism that gives the body its left
and right orientation during early embryo development. The key is a newly found
communications mechanism that acts much like a hairy baggage carousel that
carries signaling molecules in the embryo.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:36.0pt'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Shape is just as
important as what&#8217;s inside: </span></font></b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Dr </span></font><font size=2
 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Jeff Axelrod</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, session
from </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial'>2:00pm</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> to </span></font><font
 size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>4.30pm</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, talks at </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>3.50pm to 4.25pm</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> in Tumbalong
Meeting Room 1 and 2 - Scientists have found that the shape of cells is just as
important as the proteins inside them when it comes to how cells communicate
during normal baby development. Cell-shape in a fetus has been shown to have
significant influence on events that are known to play a role in specific birth
defects, including spina bifida and congenital deafness.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Monday 5 September 2005</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<ul type=disc>
 <li class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
     font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Human embryonic stem cells, where we
     are at: </span></font></b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
      11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Martin Pera</span></font><font size=2
     face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, session
     between 10.30 and </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
      style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>1pm.</span></font><font
     size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> talks
     at 10.30 to 11.05 in Promenade Meeting Room 1. </span></font></li>
</ul>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Tuesday 6 September 2005</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:36.0pt'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Wired for sex: </span></font></b><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Barry
Dickson, Plenary speaker, </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
 style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>9.15am to 10.00am</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, can interview
at </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial'>10am</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, in the Tumbalong Auditorium -</span></font>
<font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Scientists
have found that innate sexual behaviour in the common fruit fly is determined
by the way in which a neural gene is spliced. They&#8217;ve also found that
differences in human male and female behaviour are more to do with neural genes
than about the physical differences in the brain.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:36.0pt'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Plant stem-cells
talk - captured on 3-Dimensional camera: </span></font></b><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Dr </span></font><font
 size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Elliot
 Meyerowitz</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>, session between 2pm and 4pm, talks at 2.15 &#8211; 3: in Tumbalong
Auditorium - Scientists are using new methods of three-dimensional live imaging
to watch as plant stem-cells communicate amongst themselves to divide and form
specialised organs including, stems, leaves and flowers. This form of
communication has shed light on how genes are switched on and off as cells
divide and specialize into plant organs</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:36.0pt'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>The tiny key to
gene control: </span></font></b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Dr Stephen Cohen &#8211; session at 4.30pm to 6pm,
talks at 4.30pm to 5.15pm in Tumbalong Auditorium, interviews at 6pm or before
session at afternoon tea (4:00pm to 4:30pm) - Tiny microRNA have recently shed
light on how gene expression is controlled, a finding that could hold the key
to understanding how normal development and disease-control takes place on a
cellular level. This may shed light on how genes are switched on and off in
normal development and may in the future be used to combat all sorts of genetic
diseases, including some forms of cancer and heart disease.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Wednesday 7 September 2005</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<ul type=disc>
 <li class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
     font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>The future of stem cell research: </span></font></b><font
      size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Nadia
      Rosenthal</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
     11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, session between </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>2pm</span></font><font
     size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> and </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>4.30pm</span></font><font
     size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, talks
     between </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
      font-family:Arial'>2:00pm</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
     style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> and </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>2.35pm</span></font><font
     size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> in
     Promenade meeting room 1.</span></font></li>
</ul>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:36.0pt'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Flat worms hold the
key to regeneration?</span></font></b><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>; Dr </span></font><font size=2
 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Kiyokazu Agata</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, session between
</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
 Arial'>2pm</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial'> and </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
 style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>4.30pm</span></font><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>, &nbsp;talk at </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>3.50pm &#8211;
 4.25pm</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:Arial'> in Promenade meeting room 1. Interview during afternoon tea
&#8211; </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
 font-family:Arial'>4.30pm to 5.00pm</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> - Imagine a world where all you had
to do to reproduce was to split in half and regenerate into two beings.
You&#8217;d be forgiven for thinking that it sounds like a freaky science
fiction plot, but that&#8217;s exactly how the tiny flatworm reproduces. Find
out about the incredible regenerative powers of the flatworm, what we are learning
from them and how it may be applied to combating degenerative disease in humans.</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Media Alert &#8211; The Victor Chang
Cardiac Research Institute</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font
 size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Wednesday
 24 August 2005</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> </span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>FROM EGG TO ADULT &#8211;
CONSTRUCTING THE COMPLEXITY OF LIFE</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Over 900 developmental biologists
will meet in </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
  font-family:Arial'>Sydney</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> for an international congress that
aims to address how our bodies are shaped and how our organs are built &#8211;
how we grow from a single-celled egg into a trillion-celled adult. </span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>By understanding how embryonic life
begins and develops, these biomedical scientists also hope to gain an
understanding of how regeneration occurs and how stem cells may be used to
treat diseases in later life, including heart disease and cancer. </span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>This year&#8217;s congress is being organised
by senior scientists from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI),
which is a research centre for excellence in heart development and adult
cardiac stem cell research.</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;text-autospace:none'><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>What:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
The 15th International Society of Developmental Biologists Congress will be
held in </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
  font-family:Arial'>Sydney</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> in early September, media are
invited to cover the launch of the congress - morning tea will be provided. </span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Where:&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tumbalong
Auditorium, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, at </span></font><font
  size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Darling</span></font><font
 size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> </span></font><font
  size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Harbour</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>. Media are
to go to the Registration Desk on Level 2, Convention Centre South. Paid
parking is available at the Centre. </span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>When:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
 Arial'>7.30am</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> for </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
 style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>8am</span></font><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> for Opening
Ceremony start, </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
 11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Sunday 4 September 2005</span></font><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>. Interviews are
available from </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:
 11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>10am</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> during morning tea. </span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>- Find out how the congress brings
together Australian and International scientists and acts as a catalyst for
sharing of information, discussion and scientific collaboration.</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>- Speak to international and local
leaders in developmental biology about emerging technologies including stem
cell research and tissue regeneration, and where </span></font><font size=2
  face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Australia</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'> is heading
in this international effort.</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>- Speakers at the opening ceremony
include the International Society&#8217;s President and senior scientists from
the VCCRI. The first lecture is by Nobel Laureate Professor Sydney Brenner.</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>- Media pack available including
background information, images and media release.</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>For further information, interview
or images please contact:</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Samantha Lucia</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Marketing and Communications Manager</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Victor Chang Cardiac Research
Institute</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>------------------------------------------------------------</span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Ph: 61 2 8382 8100<font color=navy><span
style='color:navy'> (reception)</span></font></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Fax: 61 2 8382 3585</span></font></p>

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  style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Mobile</span></font><font size=2
face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>: 0415 140 595</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>email:
s.lucia@victorchang.unsw.edu.au</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'><a href="www.victorchang.org.au">www.victorchang.org.au</a></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Level 4, </span></font><font size=2
  face=Arial><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>376 Victoria
  Street</span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='text-autospace:none'><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Darlinghurst NSW 2010</span></font></p>

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