JCSMR Director's Special Public Lecture - 'Learning from Life' - Life Sciences in the 21st Century

Professor Matthias Hentze, Director, EMBL, Heidelberg and Co-Director, University of Heidelberg Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, Heidelberg, Germany

The molecular life sciences and biomedical research can help address key challenges of society regarding human health, malnutrition, biodiversity and climate change, just to name a few. Considering their potential, they are heavily underfunded.

I will introduce the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and give concrete examples of how EMBL scientists tackle some of these research challenges. Rather than engaging primarily in applied,”translational” research, EMBL scientists explore fundamental principles of life processes (“Learning from Life”) and generate a solid basis of knowledge for the quest for solutions. As EMBL’s first Associate Member State, Australia is directly partnered with these efforts.

Date & time

5.30–6.15pm 4 July 2016


The Finkel Lecture Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131 Garran Road, ANU


Host: Professor Simon Foote


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