Win the Chance to Meet Dame Linda Partridge and Tour Australia's Most Powerful Supercomputer

Win the Chance to Meet Dame Linda Partridge and Tour Australia's Most Powerful Supercomputer

The Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) is inviting three Year 11 or 12 students with a passion for Biology and ICT, and a teacher of their choice, to:

- tour Australia’s most powerful supercomputer
- attend the Graham Clark Oration presented by Dame Linda Partridge
- meet Dame Linda, and
- join an invitation only dinner as their guest

To win this opportunity email your response to the following question to bookings@vssec.vic.edu.au no later than Friday 29th June, 2012

How do you think high performance computing will impact health in the future?

Download a flyer and circulate this opportunity to any budding young scientists or engineers you know.

The Graeme Clarke Oration celebrates advances where biology, computing and engineering come together.

Grahame Clark Oration
Wednesday 18th July, 2012
5:30pm for a 6:15pm presentation 

Melbourne Convention Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Warf 

To register for this FREE public event visit the registration website

 

In the 2012 Graeme Clarke Oration Dame Linda Partridge Expolores: Forever Young?

Professor Dame Linda Partridge imagines a future in which we all stay young by taking a pill that reduces the impact of aging. She’s not promising immortality, rather she’s working toward a future in which we age gracefully - healthy, happy and active to the end.

Dame Linda heads research teams at University College London, and is the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging, Cologne. Her work has focused on the genetics of age-related diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's.

The VLSCI is an initiative of the Victorian Government in partnership with the University of Melbourne and the IBM Collaboratory for Life Sciences, Melbourne. It exists for all Victorian researchers and will be one of the top 5 life science computation facilities worldwide by 2013.