Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and properous Australia

Professor Ian Chubb AC commenced his role as Australia's Chief Scientist on Monday 23 May 2011...

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.”

  • OCCASIONAL PAPER: GENE EDITING AND CRISPR

    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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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

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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