The Year That Made Me: Frances Separovic, 1996

Listen to Professor Frances Separovic tell her story on Radio National's program: 'The year that made me': 1996

Broadcast: Sunday 21 October 2018 9:15AM

Frances Separovic is a global leader in the science of membrane polypeptides, which have applications as varied as the fight against Alzheimer's disease and the search for new anti-bacterial agents that don’t build resistance as current antibiotics tend to do.

She is a professor of chemistry at the University of Melbourne, a former visiting professor at Harvard Medical School and a senior academic at Oxford University and a host of other international universities and institutions.

Her educational journey began at Alma Public School, on the South Side of Broken Hill, where Frances arrived with her Croatian parents in 1950s Australia.