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In the beginning

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21 May Doors open 6.30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne,
Melbourne 3000
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How do we make the arrival to life as healthy as possible? Discover how science is giving babies the best chance at life

A better transition to life on earth

Aidan Kashyap (MBBS/PhD Candidate, Monash University)
@AidanKashyap
The transition from womb to world is smooth for most, but some newborns require assistance breathing because their underdeveloped lungs are not yet up to the task. How might we give these babies the best chance at life?

Aidan Kashyap received the Royal Society of Victoria Young Scientist Research Award in 2018, was invited as the Mont Liggins Early Career Fellow to present to the Perinatal Research Society in the USA, and is a Victoria Fellow in the Life Sciences.
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A handmaid's tale of chemicals and fertility

Dr Mark Green (Merck Serono Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Biology, University of Melbourne)
@mpgreen13
How is our fertility affected by environmental toxicants like BPA and phthalates that are found in everyday household items? Discover how common these chemicals are, what we know about them, and how we can reduce our exposure.

Dr Mark Green is a researcher on reproductive biology centres focused on improving human and animal-assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) by identifying how environmental factors (nutrition, light and chemicals) affect fertility.
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You(r cells) are what you eat

Dr Alexandra (Alex) Harvey (Lecturer and Research Fellow, University of Melbourne)
@tealgecko
What is the significance of nutrition when it comes to regulating cell health, function and decision making? The early developing embryo and stem cell research can help us answer that question!

Dr Harvey has spent the last 20 years of her career focusing on exploring the effects and downstream health consequences of altered nutrient availability during the earliest stages of life.
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