Science Alive! 2018 Event Launch: Weird Animals, Sex, and the Future of Men

Join us for a wonderful and inspiring evening as we celebrate the launch Science Alive!

 

This FREE event will also highlight the range of activities that will form part of National Science Week this year.

The launch features a thought-provoking presentation by Professor Jenny Graves, Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, La Trobe University and the most recent winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

Prof Graves is an evolutionary geneticist who works on Australian animals, including kangaroos and platypus, devils (Tasmanian) and dragons (lizards). Her group uses their distant relationship to humans to discover how genes and chromosomes and regulatory systems evolved, and how they work in all animals including humans. She uses this unique perspective to explore the origin, function and fate of human sex genes and chromosomes, (in)famously predicting the disappearance of the Y chromosome.

 

Our MC for the evening will be international legend of science communication, Dr Rob Morrison.

 

 

Places are limited so REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment.

 

When: 5pm – 7pm, 2 August 2018

Where: Goyder Mezzanine, Adelaide Showground

Parking: Available via Rose Tce (for further information, please see the Adelaide Showground website)