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Superscience in supercomputers

Did you know that the world’s largest supercomputer devoted to life science research is driving major advances right here in Melbourne?

Get a glimpse of research at the cutting-edge, as four leading Victorian scientists explain how their work is adding to our understanding of the world.


  A/Prof. Tiffany Walsh (Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University) is looking for ways to copy nature’s building blocks to make new nano-materials.

  Dr Michael Kearney (Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne) is modelling how animals might be affected by future climate scenarios.

  Prof. Melissa Southey (Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne) is using complex data analysis techniques to characterise what defines an individual’s predisposition to common cancers.

  Dr Torsten Seemann (Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University) uses genomics and bioinformatics to characterise infectious disease outbreaks.


Join our experts afterwards for morning tea and further conversation.


Woodward Conference Centre

10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106)

University of Melbourne

185 Pelham St, Carlton, VIC 3053

Christina Hall

This event is hosted by the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative, and is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week
27 October – 2 November 2014, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne.