Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

Future Events

  • 24 Oct
    Merson Neuroscience Lecture 2017 5:00 PM Queensland Brain Institute

    Dr Finkel will deliver the 2017 Merson Neuroscience Lecture at the Queensland Brain Institute.

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Speeches & Interviews

  • SPEECH: If you don’t look, you don’t see

    19 September 2017

    Dr Finkel presented to the AFR Innovation Summit in Sydney on Tuesday 19 September, with a speech titled “If you don’t look, you don’t see.”


    15 September 2017

    The Office of the Chief Scientist has published the 14th paper in the Occasional Paper Series, Gene Editing and CRISPR. The paper provides a general primer on Gene Editing, and explores the implications of CRISPR – a recent technique that is transforming the field.

  • SPEECH: Science fiction for leaders

    7 September 2017

    Dr Finkel delivered a speech on ‘Science Fiction for Leaders’ to The Cranlana Programme in Melbourne on Wednesday 6 September.

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ARTICLE: The Australian Financial Review – Why smashed avocado is innovation that counts 20 September 2017

“Think of a factory that makes silicon chips. Now think of a mine that produces iron ore. Which of the two is more innovative?” “The answer is, it depends.”

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