[ASC-list] Free ANZAAS talk Melbourne Wed 21st April 2010 6:30pm Prof David de Kretser AC, Governor of Victoria

David Vaux D.Vaux at latrobe.edu.au
Tue Apr 13 00:02:39 UTC 2010


Free ANZAAS talk Melbourne Wed 21st April 2010  6:30pm

All welcome, no booking needed

At: Gene Technology Access Centre, 1H Royal Parade, Parkville

Free drinks and pizza after the talk

"Research in Reproduction: You never know where it will take you"

2010 ANZAAS Free Science Talk- by Professor David de Kretser AC,
Governor of Victoria,

At: Gene Technology Access Centre, 1H Royal Parade, Parkville Victoria 3052

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Professor David de Kretser AC, Governor of Victoria

"Research in Reproduction:-You never know where it will take you"


Professor David de Kretser AC  received his Bachelor of Medicine and
Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Melbourne in 1962,
and his Doctorate of Medicine from Monash University in 1969. His
doctoral research focussed on the structure and function of the human
testis.

Professor de Kretser was the founding Director of the Monash Institute
of Reproduction and Development from 1991-2005, and a Professor of
Anatomy of the Faculty of Medicine of Monash University since 1978.
He was also Associate Dean for Biotechnology Development in the
Faculty from 2002 to 2006.  In 2003, he was named a Sir John Monash
Distinguished Professor. In 2000, with support form the Federal
Government, Professor de Kretser initiated a highly successful program
of community and professional education in male reproductive health
called Andrology Australia.

Professor de Kretser’s research into reproductive biology, infertility
and endocrinology has seen over 600 papers featured in national and
international peer reviewed journals, with many being presented at
international meetings.  Professor de Kretser has made important
contributions to our understanding of how sperm and testosterone are
produced and how these processes can be disturbed in infertile men.
His laboratory also pioneered a program of research that resulted in
the isolation of novel proteins that, in addition to controlling
reproductive processes appear to have key roles in modulating the
inflammatory response.

Professor de Kretser assumed office as the 28th Governor of Victoria
on April 7th, 2006.

***Enter off Story Steet, GTAC is at the western end of University
High School's oval***

These talks are supported by CSL

http://www.anzaas.org.au/




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