AUSTRALIA'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS FREE PUBLIC SCIENCE EVENT
The Oration informs the community about scientific advances, delivered by recognised global leaders in science.
The 2015 Oration
About Graeme Clark
The 2015 Graeme Clark Oration
Sir Paul Nurse
President of the Royal Society
Director, Francis Crick Institute
Controlling how cells reproduce
Sir Paul will discuss the cell cycle, the most fundamental process of the growth, development and reproduction of all organisms, which is relevant to understanding disease,
The Graeme Clark Science Award
An award has been established by The Graeme Clark Foundation to celebrate and acknowledge Science innovation in schools that has added value to the school community by raising the profile of science through innovative practices, partnerships and programs.
Nobel prize winner to deliver 2015 Graeme Clark Oration
The 2015 Graeme Clark Oration will be delivered by Nobel Prize winner and one of the world’s most influential scientists, Sir Paul Nurse. Sir Paul is the President of the Royal Society and Director of the Francis Crick Institute in London.
As President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul leads the longest surviving scientific body in the world (founded November 1660), which has included as past presidents Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Joseph Banks, Sir Ernest Rutherford and Sir Howard Florey. In this capacity, Sir Paul is responsible for providing high-quality, independent advice to the UK Government on science and science policy.
His Oration, Controlling how cells reproduce, will discuss experiments from his laboratory into the cell cycle, for which he won the Nobel Prize in 2001. He discovered the molecular mechanisms that underpins the growth, development and reproduction of all life, which are today relevant in understanding disease, particularly cancer.
Graeme Clark Award for Science Innovation in Schools established
Since the 2011 Graeme Clark Oration, secondary school science students and teachers have attended the event in ever greater numbers, and some have attended the Oration Dinner that follows for sponsors and their VIP guests. In the 2015 Graeme Clark Oration, the engagement with schools will grow to another level with the creation of the Graeme Clark Award for Innovation in Schools. his award is made possible through the generosity of the Graeme Clark Foundation.
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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