QIMR Berghofer runs a free annual high school lecture series where students can hear about the latest medical research discoveries, tour state-of-the-art laboratories and investigate careers in science.
Lectures are held in the auditorium at QIMR Berghofer and are attended by up to 600 senior science students from south-east Queensland and their teachers. As part of the program, students:
- listen to leading scientists talk about their research (presentations run for approximately 10-15 minutes each, with 10 minutes for interactive questions)
- tour a QIMR Berghofer laboratory with a science ambassador
- be able to ask questions about careers in science and medical research.
School students are typically on site from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. Certificates of participation are available for teachers.
Bookings and DATES
The 2019 High School Lecture Series will run on the following dates:
- Lecture Series 1 – 1 May
- Lecture Series 2 – 23 – 24 July
Schools in the Brisbane metropolitan region (PDF 2.1MB) may book up to 75 seats. Schools in regional areas (North Coast, South Coast, Darling Downs or further) and remote schools may book up to 100 seats.
2019 Program schedule
|9:15 am||Welcome address|
|9:30 am||Cells of the oesophagus in sickness and health|
|10:00 am||The science of tumours|
|10:30 am||Morning tea (b.y.o.)|
|10:50 am||QIMR Berghofer education program overview|
|11:00 am||Organ transplantation|
|11:30 am||An introduction to organoids|
|12:00 pm||Tour of QIMR Berghofer laboratories|
|12:30 pm||Program concludes|
Find out more
Schools Education Coordinators
Dr Liam St Pierre (Mon-Wed) T (07) 3362 0307
Dr Rowena Long (Thu-Fri) T (07) 3362 0453