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A conversation with Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian Nobel Laureate

Professor Blackburn’s work holds extraordinary promise for new approaches to chronic disease, cancer, and age-related disorders. Join Professor Blackburn live in Canberra during National Science Week to hear more about her fascinating work, and what you can do to keep your telomeres in good shape.

When: Tuesday, August 13 2019. 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Where: National Library of Australia | Theatre
Parkes Pl W , Canberra, ACT, 2600
Topic: Health and medical, Innovation and technology
Cost: General - $40.00; STA Members - $35.00; Students - $25.00; Students (Group of 10+) - $20.00
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-conversation-with-elizabeth-blackburn-australian-nobel-laureates-tickets-63543702926
Other: Wheelchair access
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The complex quest to beat the aging process is something humans have explored for centuries. It’s seen in stories about the mythical Fountain of Youth, in the Egyptians’ pursuit of the afterlife, in the development of bionic body parts and in the cryogenic freezing of dead bodies for potential reanimation – we are obsessed with cheating death.

Thanks to Australia’s Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, we’re getting closer to understanding a crucial key to extending healthy life. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her work with telomeres, the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes, which play an important part in keeping us healthy as we age. Professor Blackburn’s work holds extraordinary promise for new approaches to chronic disease, cancer, and age-related disorders.

Join Professor Blackburn live on stage in Canberra during National Science Week to hear more about her fascinating work, and what you can do to keep your telomeres in good shape.

Contact details:

Mitchell Piercey
Science & Technology Australia
Email: mitchell.piercey@sta.org.au
Phone: 0466 271 430

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