Monday 17 July 2023, 6.00-7:30pm
Room 210/211 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

We gathered at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for an engaging moderated conversation with extraordinary women who are leaders in scientific research and communication.  We heard of their journeys, achievements and interests outside of science. 

Speakers included:

Professor Doctor Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (Germany) who shared the
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1995 for “discoveries concerning the
genetic control of early embryonic development”. 

Professor Anne Muigai (Kenya) who is the joint leader of the
African Biogenome Project that aims to sequence the genomes |
of 100,000 species of plants and animals endemic to Africa.

Valda Vinson (USA) with a research background in Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Valda is the Executive Editor of the Science journals published by AAAS.

The Moderator for this event will be:
Associate Professor Jen Martin, award winning science communicator, radio host, teacher
and ecologist.

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