Medical research ‘speed dating’ at Centenary Institute
Stationed at multiple tables, researchers and attendees were able to sit down one-on-one to discuss medical research behind the scenes. After five minutes of conversation, attendees could move on to another table and chat with another researcher working in a differing area.
Talking directly with Centenary researchers, attendees found out about the efforts being made to better understand diseases such as COVID-19, tuberculosis, cancer and emphysema, as well the work being done to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to both improve and to save lives.
Event facilitator Professor Chris Semsarian AM, Head of the Centenary Institute’s Agnes Ginges Centre for Molecular Cardiology said it was extremely pleasing to be able to introduce the Institute’s innovative researchers to such interested individuals from the wider community.
“Centenary’s research spans a diverse range of disease areas with a key focus on cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease,” said Professor Semsarian.
“Our amazing scientists enjoyed a fantastic evening sharing their knowledge about these critical disease areas and the efforts being made to improve the future of human health. There was an amazing energy in the room and to see the widespread interest in what we do as an Institute was truly uplifting.”
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