ASC2014 conference delegates have an opportunity to go on a private tour of the QIMR Berghofer facilities. We thank our colleagues at QIMR Berghofer for this wonderful invitation.
Established in 1945 by the Queensland Government, the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (formerly the Queensland Institute of Medical Research) is a world leading translational research institute focused on cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and a range of complex diseases. Working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, their aim is to improve health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies.
QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 700 scientists, students and support staff in six research departments (in over 50 separate laboratories) and a support division.
Venue: QIMR Beghofer Medical Research Institute 300 Herston Rd, Brisbane QLD 4006 (map = http://goo.gl/maps/vhMbn )
Date: Thursday 5 February
Time: 12:30pm tour starts. Meet at 12:20pm at the reception <check reception>
Limits: Tour numbers are capped at 30 people maximum.
RSVP: Please RSVP as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 07 3362 0397
What will happen?
We start with a small presentation where you will learn about QIMR Berghofer and our research highlights. Then we take you upstairs to view a wet lab space and chat to one of our researchers. We will take you through our Scientific Services lab to see how they assist researchers all over Australia. Then we will finish with a visit to our Education Lab with our Education Co-ordinator.
Information for guests prior to their arrival includes:
- Any guests who are unsteady on their feet, use a walking aid or wheelchair will need to let us know ahead of time so that we can plan suitable spaces to visit. There is some walking involved and you may be standing in a lab for 20 minutes or more.
- On the day any guests participating in the lab visit must wear closed in shoes.