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The 2015 Graeme Clark Oration
Sir Paul Nurse
President of the Royal Society
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Speaking science
Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, UK was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of key regulators of the cell cycle and is in Australia to tell us why science matters.
A brilliant geneticist and cell biologist, Sir Paul has had a distinguished career. He was Professor of Microbiology at the University of Oxford, Chief Executive of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute), and President of the Rockefeller University, New York. He is currently the inaugural Director and Chief Executive of the new Francis Crick Institute, London.
He began his five year term as President of the Royal Society in December 2010.
His many honours include a Royal Medal (1995) and Copley Medal (2005) from the Royal Society and the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Research (1998). He was knighted in 1999.
This oration, organised by the Convergence Science Netork, also explored how science can play an even greater role in improving the economy and tackling global problems such as climate change, healthy ageing, and food, water and energy security.
Graeme Clark Award for Science Innovation in Schools established
The Award has been established to celebrate and acknowledge science innovation in Victorian schools that has added value to the school community by raising the profile of science through innovative practices, partnerships and programs. Applications for the Award are now open.
For more information about the Award and the Graeme Clark Schools Program see the link.
We're saying goodbye to the ICT for Life Sciences Forum and welcome Convergence Science Network!
After six years as the ICT for Life Sciences Forum, we have decided a little makeover is in order.  From today, we will be known as the Convergence Science Network.  Promoting convergence science has been our core focus over the past six years, so with our new name we are making a statement about convergence science and its importance to Victoria’s future.  We hope you like it and remember it!
We will continue to provide our community with access to practitioners and thought leaders in convergence science, and do what you have told us we do well: communicate the exciting science that is reshaping medicine and health care.  Victoria is blessed with great talent in convergence science, an impressive array of research infrastructure, and innovative individuals and businesses who see an opportunity to leverage our research strengths to become competitive, tap into emerging growth markets and generate wealth for the community.

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