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Spark: biotechnology


27 April 2022, 7:00pm9:30pm
Location The Ian Potter Queen's Hall
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, 'Spark: biotechnology' has been cancelled. Registered attendees will be contacted shortly. 

What if the primary role of medicine wasn’t treating disease, but preventing it?

We’ve partnered with science and technology storytellers Future Crunch on our new interactive lecture series designed to spark conversation.

The second in our series, ‘biotechnology,’ explores the role medicine will play in the future as it becomes increasingly personalised. Harnessing our individual genetic traits and using them to create customised medical solutions tailored to enhance our intellectual and physical capabilities.

Hosted by Rwandan-British composer and storyteller Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe, Future Crunch will begin the night with a provocative lecture on the transformation of our relationship with medicine. They will then be joined on stage by Molecular Biologist, Upulie Divisekera and Medical Researcher, John Nguyen to discuss and debate the topics raised.

Then it is over to you to continue the conversation at your table as you break down the discussion and examine the impact the future of medicine will have on your own life.

Please note: each ticket receives a complimentary drink on entry.  

Light refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.

View the Spark: biotechnology reading list.

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About John Nguyen

John Nguyen is a medical researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute within the Prevention Innovation group. Dr Nguyen’s research focuses on advancing health outcomes for children and young people by improving our understanding of the biological pathways and biomarkers in aging and disease. Dr Nguyen is also a consultant providing strategic advice to the Australian Government on complex health and well-being issues, education and training, and STEM research sectors. 

About Future Crunch

This event is presented in partnership with Future Crunch, who specialise in the creation and delivery of mind-blowing, visually spectacular learning experiences.

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