Bio21 Symposium in Honour of Professor Frances Separovic AO

Monday, 30 September, 2019 - 13:00 to 17:00

Professor Frances Separovic AO, Deputy Director of Bio21 Institute, officially retired from the School of Chemistry this year.

Frances was also honoured at the Queen’s Birthday Awards with an Officer of the Order of Australia, General Division.

For her many years of service to biophysical chemistry, the Magnetic Resonance community; her contributions to Alzheimer’s and antibiotic resistance research, as well as her advocacy for women in science, the Bio21 Institute will be holding a half day Symposium to honour her. 

The symposium will take place at the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, Monday, 30 September, 1-5pm.

1 - 1.30 pm Registration and Arrival
1.30 - 3.00pm 

Session 1: Frances’s contributions to magnetic resonance & NMR community

Chair: David Keizer, Bio21

  1. Sylvia Urban, RMIT - Professional Endeavours and Beyond
  2. Ray Norton, Monash – NMR in the wild west and beyond
  3. Paul Gooley, Bio21 - Protein NMR – more than structure
  4. Luke O’Dell, Deakin: DNP NMR: Enabling new opportunities for Australian materials research
3.30 - 5pm

Session 2: Frances’ contributions to Women in Science and biophysical chemistry

Chair: Evan Bieske

  1. Leann Tilley, Bio21 – Mentoring the next generation
  2. Uta Wille, Bio21 – Women in Science/Chemistry
  3. Marc-Antoine Sani, Bio21 – Nuclear Magnetic Resonance study of the peptide ‘FRANCESSEPAROVIC’
  4. Mibel Aguilar, Monash – Membrane biophysics & antimicrobial peptides 

What: Symposium in Honour of Professor Frances Separovic AO

When: 1 - 5pm, Monday, 30 September, followed by refreshments

Where: Bio21 Institute auditorium and atrium, 30 Flemington Road, Parkville

Register by following the Eventbrite link.