Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 6:30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 9pm
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What do data and diabetes have in common? How can we use beautiful data to help us understand disease? How can we solve one of the biggest health issues in Australia?

Our diabetes problem

Mr Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz (Epidemiologist, University of Wollongong / Western Sydney LHD)
So, there's this dragon called Diabetes. It's one of the biggest health issues in the world, and it mostly goes after the more vulnerable people in our society. Can we slay it before it devours us?

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz is an epidemiologist working in diabetes in western Sydney. He writes a weekly blog on health and science issues for the Guardian and other news sources. He is currently working on his PhD from UoW.

Surveying the proteins in our bodies

Professor Seán O'Donoghue (Laboratory Head, Garvan Institute of Medical Research)
Come and see an animation showing how a small set of proteins determine the basic body plan of all animals. Find out about the proteins that make up our bodies: surprisingly, nearly half have unknown structure and function!

Prof. O'Donoghue recently created the Garvan-CSIRO BioVis Centre, which uses advanced visualisation methods to explore complex molecular datasets with the goal of revealing new insights and discoveries that advance biomedicine.
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