A conference for students, by students!
Organised by the St Vincent's Student Society, Biomed Link is an annual one-day conference aimed at providing biomedical students with an opportunity to present their research, and to participate in academic discussions in a less intimidating environment.
Biomed Link will allow attendees to:
- Present their research for peer review,
- Practice answering questions about their research,
- Ask questions and learn about research undertaken outside their field, and
- Interact and network with fellow students from all over Australia.
Registration is FREE and only open to students (Undergraduates, Honours, Masters, PhD) that are enrolled in a biomedical-related course and/ or undertaking a research project in a field of biomedical research.
The Keynote Speakers for the 2017 conference are Professor Liz Harry, Professor Ashley Bush and Professor David Vaux AO.
Professor Liz Harry is the Professor of Biology at University of Technology Sydney and the Director of the ithree institute (infection, immunology and innovation), UTS. She completed her PhD in Biochemistry before embarking on a fellowship at Harvard University where she pioneered the development of fluorescence microscopy techniques for bacterial cells. She returned to Australia to be an ARC postdoctoral fellow and then an ARC QEII fellow in School of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Sydney. In 2010, she took on the role of Professor of Biology where she continues her research in bacterial cell division. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Australian Eureka Prize for Scientific Research (2002) and ASM Frank Fenner Award (2008).
Professor Ashley Bush is the Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne and the Director of Oxidation Biology Unit at The Florey Institue of Neuroscience and Mental Health. He is the most highly cited neuroscientist in Australia and cited twice as the World’s Most Influential Scientific minds (2014, 2015). His prolific work looks at the influence of metal homoeostasis and oxidative stress in normal ageing and the pathogenic process of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s Disease. He has received numerous awards including the NHMRC Australia fellowship (2011), Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation (2014), Woodward Medal in Science and Technology (2014), NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (2016).
Professor David Vaux AO is the deputy director and joint division head of WEHI. This year he was honoured with the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to biomedical cancer research, to higher education as an academic and mentor, and to his fearless campaigning for scientific integrity. Currently, he leads the Cell Signalling and Cell Death division at WEHI investigating the molecular basis of cell death and growth in cancer and other diseases. In addition to AO, he has also been awarded the Victoria Prize (2003), Lemberg Medal (2008), and Burnet Medal (2010).
The 2017 programme will be announced shortly.