Professor Rasko AO: Science and the public good


Professor John Rasko AO, Head of the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at the Centenary Institute spoke recently at an Australian Academy of Science symposium.

Exploring the topic, ‘Science and the public good’ and in discussion with Professor Laura Mackay of the Doherty Institute, Professor Rasko talked about the need for scientists to listen to, and interact meaningfully with, the public, to ensure a shared vision of a better future world.

“If you study biology and pathology, you can make inventions or seek new ideas that are able to help people in the here and now. In doing so, you not only change their lives but you change the lives of future generations forever,” says Professor Rasko

The symposium discussion between Professors Rasko and Mackay was broadcast on the latest ABC Science Show which is available to listen to online.

Further information on Professor Rasko and his research can be found on the Centenary Institute website. Professor Rasko is also Head of Department, Cell and Molecular Therapies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.


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