Tuesday 31 October

In this session, we will gain valuable insights from the experiences of discovery scientists and hear from those who are in roles which they had not anticipated or planned for. We have a great line up of speakers ready to share their experiences and tips. Registration is free for all graduate researchers, and required for catering and seating requirements.

Find out more about our amazing speakers in the Event Program.

Register for Day 2 Program


Arrive and settle in


Welcome and Opening


Plenary speaker: Professor Robyn Langham (Therapeutic Goods Administration)


Discovery Scientist Pathways Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Dr Jessica Vanslambrouck (Murdoch Children's Research Institute)
  • Dr Elizabeth Aitken (Department of Infectious Diseases)
  • Dr Kevin Lee (Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital)
  • Dr Seungyoul (Sean) Oh (CSL)
  • Dr Bow Tauro (Partnership Manager - Illumina, University of Melbourne)

Break for light lunch and networking


"How did I end up here?" Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Professor Natalie Hannan (Assoc Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, MDHS)
  • Dr Louise Allen (Department of Medical Education)
  • Dr Prahlad Ho (Department of Medicine, Northern Health)
  • Dr Tegan Podubinski (Department of Rural Health)
  • Mr Simon Preston (SYNthesis Research)

Closing plenary: Professor Louise Purton (St Vincent's Institute for Medical Research)


Close of Day 2