Science Meets Parliament 2017 – Australian of the Year

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Science Meets Parliament 2017 - Australian of the Year


  Last updated July 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm


Science Meets Parliament 2017 (21 – 22 March) is an annual event that gives young researchers the chance to meet with politicians and policy makers.

On day two of Science Meets Parliament, when scientists will have their one-on-one meetings with politicians to talk about their research.

Our director Dr Paul Willis took the chance to interview the 2017 Australian of the Year, scientist Prof Alan Mackay-Sim, about his research on stem cells and the nose. They also talk about his interactions with politicians!

RELATED VIDEO: Science Meets Parliament 2017 with Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel

The event is run by Science and Technology Australia.

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The Royal Institution of Australia is an independent charity, and the sister organisation of the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain, tasked with promoting public awareness and understanding of science.

The Royal Institution of Australia is passionate about building and connecting communities engaged with science, and as such works closely with scientific organisations, institutions, universities from Australia, and leaders to inspire the next generation of innovators and to create a lasting legacy for Australia.