We are delighted to welcome our two notable keynote speakers this year:
- Tuesday 14 Nov at 10.30am: Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC
Laureate Professor Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Medicine Prize with Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defense. Based at the Doherty Institute, and also spending part of his year at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH), Memphis, USA, he continues to be involved in research directed at understanding and preventing the severe consequences of influenza virus infection. In addition, he goes in to bat for evidence-based reality, relating to areas as diverse as childhood vaccination, global hunger and anthropogenic climate change. In an effort to communicate more broadly, he has published five “lay” books.
- Wednesday 15 Nov at 10am: Dr Andrea Douglas, Vice-President, Research & Development, Strategy and External Affairs, CSL
Andrea oversees the global R&D strategy, product portfolio and R&D investment and prioritisation processes and is responsible for relationships with external stakeholders in the Australian Medical and Translational Research environment. Andrea also leads the Government Affairs Strategy in Australia.
Andrea has held various roles at CSL since 2005, including VP, Licensing where she lead the in and out licensing of R&D assets, head of Global R&D Project Management and Program Director, Influenza, where she had oversight of CSL’s Influenza Vaccine activities.
We very much hope to fill the room for our keynote speakers. All staff and students are strongly encouraged to attend.
Apart from the poster session today, all MHTP Research Week events will take place in seminar rooms 1 and 2, TRF.
MHTP Research Week program is available HERE