AUSTRALIA'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS SCIENCE EVENT
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The inaugural Graeme Clark Oration was held in October and delivered by Professor Graeme Clark.
The second Graeme Clark Oration was delivered in March by genomics pioneer, Dr J Craig Venter.
The third Graeme Clark Oration, The Computational Brain, was delivered by computational neuroscience pioneer, Professor Terrence J Sejnowski.
The fourth Oration as delivered by Prof. Dame Linda Partridge, Weldon Professor of Biometry and Director of the Institute of Health Ageing, University College London.
This benchmark Oration was delivered by Geoff Lamb the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation vice President.
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Graeme Clark was presented with the 'Australian of the year' award in 2001.
Graeme Clark discovered how to code speech with electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve and brain pathways to restore hearing to tens of thousands of severely-to-profoundly deaf people in more than 100 countries.
The Cochlear implant is considered the greatest advance in helping severely-to-profoundly deaf adults to hear, and for deaf children it is the greatest advance in enabling them to develop excellent spoken language.
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