E-meet a (Biomedical) Scientist 2020

From the lab to the classroom. Meet our experts talking all things biomedical sciences LIVE and ONLINE with high school students as part of National Science Week – 17 to 21 August 2020.

What better way to celebrate National Science Week than by connecting budding high school students with University of Melbourne biomedical scientists!

Through 15–30-minute video calls, our experts – many of whom are global leaders in their research field – will help inspire the next generation of scientists.

Image of a young girl wearing oversized glasses and a quizzical look on her face, who is surrounded by question marks. The words "E-meet a (Biomedical) Scientist".

Students in Years 9–12 from across metropolitan, regional and rural schools are invited to ask questions about:

  • What it’s like to make a major scientific discovery
  • How it feels to change the course of a person’s health – and life
  • Which career pathways are best for young biomedical scientists
  • What are the latest technologies available in modern-day, cutting-edge science laboratories
  • Are there research trends, do’s and don’ts to be aware of
  • And much more.

The School of Biomedical Sciences will "match-make" experts with participating schools during the week of 17 to 21 August.

Registrations are now open:

To register classes of students who have a passion for science
To share your knowledge and career insights


Meet some of our participating biomedical scientists

Professor Megan Munsie
Deputy Director of the Centre for Stem Cell Systems

Dr Michelle Christie
Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Professor Peter Crack
Head of Neuropharmacology Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Dr Nikeisha Caruana
Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bio21 Institute

Dr Claire Weekley
Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bio21 Institute

Professor Joel Bornstein
Head of Enteric Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Physiology

Keep up-to-date with the School of Biomedical Sciences through our News and Events.