National Science Week 2017

17 Aug 12:00 am - 20 Aug 12:00 am



National Science Week  2017 is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation. CBNS has four nodes contributing this year which is exciting.



University of New South Wales, Thursday 17 August

Public Lecture – Just Biomedical Research? Genomic Knowledge as Public Hope and Concern with Guest Speaker, Professor Jennifer Reardon

Register here


Doherty Institute, Sunday 13 August

Science in the Cinema – award-winning documentary Jabbed – Love, Fear and Vaccines, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.


  • Laureate Professor Peter Dohertypatron and namesake of the Doherty Institute, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996
  • Dr Jenny RoyleImmunisation Paediatrician, Immunisation Service, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Justin Denholm – Ethicist and Medical Director, Victorian Tuberculosis Program and Principal Research Fellow, the University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute
  • Dr Angus Johnston – ARC Future Fellow, CBNS CI, Monash University
  • Jessica KaufmanResearch Officer and PhD Candidate, La Trobe University


UniSA, Tuesday 8, Friday 11, Monday 14, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 August

Interactive Presentations with Year 10 students – What happens when chemists, pharmacists, biologists, physicists and engineers get together?’  Details here