e-Meet a Biomedical Scientist 2023
From the lab to the classroom. In celebration of National Science Week – 12th August to the 20th August 2023 - high school students will have the opportunity to meet our experts and learn about all things biomedical sciences.
We want to celebrate National Science Week by connecting our University of Melbourne Biomedical Scientists with Victorian high school students. The opportunity to talk to our Biomedical Researchers is one of a kind, given they work at the centre of the Southern Hemisphere's largest biomedical precinct!
During 20- to 30-minute video calls, our experts – many of whom are global leaders in their research field – will help you to inspire the next generation of Biomedical Scientists.
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?
- What career pathways are available for budding young Biomedical Scientists?
- What are the latest technologies available in modern-day, cutting-edge science laboratories?
- And much more.
The School of Biomedical Sciences will work with you to "match-make" our Biomedical experts with participating school classes in the week prior to National Science Week so that meetings can ideally take place during National Science week itself - Monday 14 – Friday 18 August.
As the largest School of Biomedical Sciences in Australia, we are at the forefront of teaching and research excellence, with the aim of advancing human health.
Living through a global pandemic has highlighted the field of Biomedical Sciences as one experiencing high growth with many opportunities. There has been an unprecedented expansion of knowledge, technology and, importantly, collaboration.
Biomedical Scientists are at the heart of multi-disciplinary healthcare teams and their research drives the discovery of new medications, vaccines, treatments and cures for many life threatening diseases.
Following successful e-Meet a Biomedical Scientist events in previous years, we are excited to be sharing this initiative again. Offering an opportunity for our own Biomedical experts to share their knowledge, and for schools to inspire and engage their students in a new way. We look forward to your participation.
Meet some of our participating Biomedical Scientists
To find out more information of e-Meet a Biomedical Scientist, please visit our e-Meet a Biomedical Scientist page.
Professor Matthew Watt
Professor Peter Crack
Dr Stacey Keenan
Dr Melanie Eckersley-Maslin
Professor Stuart Ralph
A/Professor Quentin Fogg
Dr Mike Clark
Dr Maciej Daniszewski
Dr Gabriela Segal Wasserman
Dr Victoria Garside
Dr Ian van Driel
Dr Jessica Briffa
Dr Kate Hatzopoulos
Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy & Physiology
Dr Juliet Taylor
Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry & Pharmacology
Dr Ayenachew Bezawork-Geleta
Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomy & Physiology
Dr Lou Fourriere-Chea
Research Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry & Pharmacology
Read our latest story on Ashleigh Hayes's experience with the e-Meet program in 2022.
To stay up to date with the School of Biomedical Sciences news and events, please visit our website.