Dr Darren Saunders – Communicating science to influence policy and practise: Barriers and opportunities

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Event date: 
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Sydney.

Contact for bookings: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or rjoseph@kirby.unsw.edu.au
Booking deadline: 
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 5:00pm

A catered lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. Please RSVP to rjoseph@kirby.unsw.edu.au by COB Friday 28th April.


Dr Darren Saunders  

Dr Darren Saunders

Senior Lecturer, Medicine, University of New South Wales


About your speaker

Dr Darren Saunders is a medical researcher, science communicator and Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of NSW in Sydney.

Dr Saunders has a BSc(hons) and PhD from the University of Wollongong and undertook post-doctoral training at the Garvan Institute in Sydney, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.He received an Australian Leadership Award and NSW Life Scientist Research Award, and has held fellowships from the US Dept. of Defenseand Cancer Institute NSW.

Darren’s research is focused on proteostasis and metabolic reprogramming in cancer and neurodegeneration. His work integrates various platforms to better understand genotype-phenotype relationships including proteomics, genomics, and metabolomics, and he has developed novel platforms for exploring interactome diversity in cell signaling.

Darren is a regular science contributor on television and radio, and writes for ABC Online, The Conversation, New Scientist and others.  Darren is the Secretary of Science and Technology Australia, and was a founding member and deputy chair of the Australian Academy of Science Early-Mid Career Researcher Forum.