The Women in Science series is an opportunity to learn more about the brains behind leading research happening right now in New Zealand.
Hear from researchers just starting their career and what lead them to neuroscience to seasoned scientists and clinicians working on ground-breaking research that is changing the lives of Kiwis everywhere.
This event is perfect for all ages, and especially budding scientists who are interested in a research career!
Meet our panel!
Chair: Dr Louise Bicknell works at the University of Otago as a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. Her research focuses on understanding how genetic variation in our genomes can cause or influence genetic conditions.
Associate Professor Stephanie Hughes works at the University of Otago leading a lab aimed at identifying molecular pathways that regulate neuronal development, maintenance and disease.
Dr Shakila Rizwan is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, with an interest in the development of delivery systems that can target drugs to the brain.
Xiao-Wen Yu is a passionate neuroscientist interested in understanding how the brain works in health and disease. She is currently working as the Communication & Outreach Manager for the Brain Health Research Centre.
Venue and parking information
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Auditorium, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Central
There is limited metred parking available onsite at the Toitu Settler’s Museum.
Registration is required to attend.
The panel will start at 6.30 pm with a 45-minute discussion followed by an hour-long mix and mingle with the panellists and audience members. Please take this opportunity to chat with fellow research and science enthusiasts, and Foundation supporters in your area. The panellists will be available from this hour to answer any additional questions you might have as well.
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