The Graeme Clark Oration - Australia's most prestigious free public science event
Dr Harold Varmus
A pioneer of cancer research, Harold Varmus, will deliver the 2017 Graeme Clark Oration on Monday, 30 October. Dr Varmus shared the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for findings on how viruses can cause cancer. This work undertaken at the University of California San Francisco lay the foundation for our modern view of the genetic basis of cancer.
Innovation in Schools Winner 2016
Congratulations to Parkdale Secondary College for an outstanding submission to take out the Graeme Clark Award for Science Innovation in Schools. We received a great response from some of the top schools around Victoria. The judging panel were impressed with the calibre of work but 'Parkdale stood out as an innovator in their approach to Science education'.
World's Science Leaders
The Oration brings to Melbourne some of the worlds greatest science leaders and is attended by local leaders from medical and biomedical research institutes, the academic community, the Australian and Victorian Governments, the philanthropic sector, representatives from the diplomatic corps, business leaders and some of our brightest Year 11 and 12 science students and their teachers.
Harold Varmus has been America's leader not only in cancer biology but in the support of scientific excellence, data sharing, and global health. Few people have been as successful in both research and public policy and no one has had a greater impact on setting and protecting high standards for NIH-supported science.
This is just a quick note to say how much I appreciated both the stunning lecture as well as the wonderful dinner where we could also do great networking. Your Convergence Science Network is a major contribution to scientific progress in Melbourne!
An event like this draws together politicians, scientists, the full gamut of some of the greatest minds and we sit around after an inspirational talk like tonight and talk about what we can do better.
Thank you for opening these
wonderful talks up to the general public. It is value for people to know the exciting things happening in science!
It is wonderful that as a student of health sciences I can hear such a world-class speaker in my hometown. And for free! Thank you, thank you for organising such an event!
Since the inaugural Oration was delivered by Professor Graeme Clark in 2008, the lecture has grown in stature and attracted outstanding orators, making it one of the most prestigious Orations within the Australian scientific lecture calendar.
The Graeme Clark Oration
The Graeme Clark Oration is delivered by global leaders in health and medical science in honour of Prof. Graeme Clark’s pioneering work in developing the bionic ear in Melbourne in the 1970’s. It is recognised as Australia’s most prestigious free public science event and is attended by secondary school students.