Queers in Science Lecture Series
- General information
- Attend in person at Melbourne Museum or online via zoom.
As part of the Midsumma Festival, QueersInScience is presenting a lecture series displaying the amazing work of queer scientists in Australia.
This year’s lectures series will talk about timely topics such as Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of environmental pollution.
QueersInScience is an Australian initiative aiming to build community and improve support for LGBTQIA+ people working in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) in Australia.
There is the choice between an in-person experience attending the lectures at Melbourne Museum and afterwards have the opportunity to mingle with the speakers and audience members over some nibbles and drinks, or alternatively to enjoy our lecture from the comfort of your home using our online streaming option.
If you required financial assistance to attend this event please contact QueersInScience via email.
Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Wednesday 21 April, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Talk 1: A Retirement Postponed by a Virus
Michael J Toole
Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Professor Deborah Williamson
Doherty Institute / Royal Melbourne Hospital / Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
Director of Microbiology, Lab Head, Dame Kate Campbell Fellow
Wednesday 5 May, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Talk 1: Sex in a changing world
Professor Bob Wong
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Head, Behavioural Ecology Research Group
Talk 2: Ancestral biology and designing a connection to your traditional ecological knowledge
Creative Director of PermaQueer, Queensland, Australia
Part of the Midsumma Festival Program
Presented by QueersInScience, Midsumma, Royal Society Victoria and Melbourne Museum