Why you're living in the greatest era of scientific discovery

It's National Science Week - and many of the School's leading researchers share their latest advances from COVID-19 trials to tissue-chip technology, and everything in between.

Forget the AFL, the real heroes of Melbourne are the scientists working hard to advance human health. Take a look inside these cutting-edge research laboratories as we celebrate National Science Week (15 - 23 August).

For any biomedical scientist, doctor or public health professional – or those aspiring to be one – you can’t help but marvel at the evolution of science in the past few months, let alone years.

There’s been an unprecedented expansion of knowledge, technology and, most notably, collaboration. Not to mention the world-wide recognition of the biomedical heroes at work trying to solve today’s – and future – global public health challenges.

Hear from some of the School's brightest minds about what makes this the greatest era of scientific discovery.

  • Professor Jennifier Wilkinson-Berka, Head of School
  • Professor Andrew Brooks, Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Professor Laura Mackay, laboratory head at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
  • Professor Erica Fletcher, Chair of the School's Research Committee
  • Dr Garron Dodd, Head of the Metabolic Neuroscience Laboratory
  • Professor Gordon Lynch, Director of the Centre for Muscle Research
  • Professor Danny Hatters, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute
  • Professor Alastair Stewart, Director of ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies.

Read Harriet Edmund's full article.

National Science Week website