Life Sciences Breakfast Series with Lyn Griffiths - Executive Director IHBI QUT

  • 31 Mar 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • QIMR Berghofer Central Auditorium, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 300 Herston Road, Herston (between old Royal Children's Hospital and Bowen Bridge Road)
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We are very pleased to bring you the second of our Life Sciences Breakfast Series, showcasing highly successful women in the life sciences arena & their career journeys.   This will be a key event in the international Women's History Month!  


"Hear inspiring journeys of leading women in Life Sciences!"

For this second breakfast we will be welcoming the highly successful and very inspiring Professor Lyn Griffiths, Executive Director of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at QUT.


Professor Griffiths is a molecular geneticist who has been studying the genes involved in common human disorders for nearly two decades. Her expertise is in the field of human gene mapping and focuses on identifying the genes involved in common complex disorders, including migraine, cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.


She graduated from University of NSW Biochemistry Depart in 1980 & gained a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney in 1990.  Following her PhD she moved to QLD and established the Genomics Research Centre at Griffith University, Gold Coast.


Prof Griffiths was also Head of The School of Medical Science for many years & held the role of Dean Research 2007-2012 & Director of the Griffith Health Institute, before recently taking on the role of Executive Director of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.


She has published over 280 research papers, supervised 35 Postgraduates & 38 Honours students & received significant competitive grant and industry funding. Professor Griffiths was a Queensland Finalist for Australian of the Year in 2005, a nominee for the Queenslander of the Year award in 2006 and has been awarded a Centenary Medal for Distinguished Service to Education and Medical Research. She was also a finalist for our WiT Life Science Outstanding Achievement Award last year.


Make sure you don’t miss out on hearing her story about how to become successful in a leadership position in the Life Sciences arena! 


This is also a great networking opportunity over a delicious breakfast! 


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