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VCE Biology and Environmental Science Conference 2022

February 14 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm

Theme: Perspectives on Practice: Turning over a new leaf

This will be an online event

Keynote Speakers

Dr Nicholas Chandler
Structural Biology Division The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Doing a scientific research PhD always promised to be eventful, sprinkle in a global pandemic and it grew into a unique learning experience. In sharing the story of my scientific career thus-far, I will offer my reflections on the key issues and dramatic changes taking place within the scientific world today; from the perspective of a bright-eyed, double-vaxed, early-career researcher.


Professor Lesley Hughes
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development) Distinguished Professor of Biology, Macquarie University

Lesley Hughes is Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development) at Macquarie University. Her principal research interest has been the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems and the implications for conservation. She is a former Lead Author in the IPCC’s 4th and 5th Assessment Report, a former federal Climate Commissioner and now a Councillor with the Climate Council of Australia.

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