Stories from the science lab

Finding the next new thing: Being a scientist in 2017

Meet some of Australia’s scientists and hear about their amazing careers. Discover how their work goals and achievements can help you refine your own career goals in science. So pull up a chair, network and be up close to this human library of science.

This event will feature six scientists rotating hourly.

We will keep updating details of scientists participating so please keep checking the website.

Scientists so far:

Husna Begum
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicing, Monash University
Biochemistry, Clinical registries

George Chen
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne
Sustainable biofuels, Membrane science for dairy processing, Wastewater treatment, Carbon capture

Yan Ting Choong
Department of Physiology, the University of Melbourne

Michael Fielding
Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and augmented reality, Unmanned systems

Angelina Fong
Department of Physiology, the University of Melbourne
Human and animal physiology, Neuroscience

Ronald Halim
Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Melbourne
Sustainable biofuels

Rebekah Henry
Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University
Public health, Microbiology

Matthias Hilder
Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University
Energy materials

Mega Kar
School of Chemistry, Monash University
Physical chemistry, Energy storage

Jonathan Kingsley
Swinburne University of Technology and Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, the University of Melbourne
Public health, Community development

Bart Kolodziejczyk
Nanotechnology, Synthetic biology, Entrepreneurship, Policymaking

Rebecca Koss
Port Phillip & Westernport CMA
Environmental science, Environmental management and conservation

Amanda Lee
Cancer Genetics and Genomic, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Cancer Genetics, Genomics

Anna Lintern
Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne
Environmental engineering, Palaeolimnology, Water quality, Hydrology

Chun Hin Ng
SupraG Energy
Sustainable energy, 2D-materials, Nanotechnology

Jenny Ooi
Cardiac Hypertrophy Laboratory, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Cardiovascular disease

Aliki Rasmiena
Cancer Research Division, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Cellular Signaling and Human Disease Laboratory, Monash University
Biochemistry, Molecular biology

Amy Shepherd
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Neuroscience, Immunology


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