2019 ASMR Gala Dinner

Where: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens

When: 7pm, Monday, 3 June

Cost: $100


The Australian Society for Medical Research warmly invites you to the 2019 ASMR Gala Dinner, featuring the 2019 ASMR Medallist, Dr Elizabeth Finkel.

Dr Finkel is a trailblazing Australian science communicator.

Beginning her career as a biochemist, she received the ASMR Campion-Ma-Playoust Award in 1981 at the ASMR National Scientific Conference in Canberra. After completing her PhD, Dr Finkel undertook a post-doc at the University of California, San Francisco, before returning to Melbourne, where she turned to freelance journalism.

She has regularly contributed to the American magazine, Science, The Age and ABC radio’s Science Show. Dr Finkel is one of the founders of Cosmos magazine, and her work for Cosmos has been recognised by four Publishers Australia Excellence Awards. She is the author of Stem Cells: Controversy on the Frontiers of Science, which won a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award in 2005; and of The Genome Generation published in 2012.

Dr Finkel has received several awards for her work, and in 2011 she was named the National Press Club’s Higher Education Journalist of the Year. In 2015, Dr Finkel won the Department of Industry and Science Eureka Prize for Science Journalism for her article “A Statin a day”.

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