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2018 Health Sciences Dinner

Join us as we welcome our guest speaker, Professor Ian Frazer AC of the University of Queensland for his

presentation: Cervical cancer: the pathway to eradication

DATE: Thursday 23 August 2018

TIME: 7:00 pm

VENUE: Junior Common Room, Queen’s College

RSVP: By Thursday 16th August- bookings online here: bit.ly/HealthSciences18


Professor Ian Frazer is a clinician scientist, trained as a clinical immunologist in Scotland. As a professor at the University of Queensland, he leads a research group working at TRI in Brisbane, Australia on the immunobiology of epithelial cancers. He is recognised as co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines, currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer. He heads a biotechnology company, Admedus Vaccines, working on new vaccine technologies, and is a board member of several companies and not for profit organisations. He is current president of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and a member of the Commonwealth Science Council. Most recently appointed chair of the federal governments Medical Research Future Fund.

He was recognised as Australian of the Year in 2006. He was recipient of the Prime Ministers Prize for Science, and of the Balzan Prize, in 2008, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2012. He was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2013.