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Student Night attracts bumper turn out

Tracy Parish

15 August, 2013

Education Officer, Paul Ramsland was pleased with the bumper turnout

Budding future scientists enjoyed the chance to meet our leading researchers and take a lab tour to gain a rare glimpse of life at Burnet.

More than 150 students turned out for the combined Monash Central Clinical School/Burnet Institute/Baker IDI Student Night this year at AMREP.

Burnet was represented by researchers from all three Centres - Biomedical Research, Population Health and International Health.

Burnet Education Officer, Dr Paul Ramsland was in high demand to discuss pathways for science and biomedical science students keen to take the next step in their careers.

“It was a great opportunity for the students to chat with us about options to study here at Burnet and meet face-to-face with researchers,” he said.

“Many felt a little overwhelmed by the range of options ahead of them but were impressed with the quality of projects on offer.”

Associate Professor Bruce Loveland and Dr Michael Roche guided tours through Burnet’s PC2 laboratories and also gave them a glimpse of our PC3 laboratory where HIV and hepatitis researchers work in highly secure facilities.

Many thanks to all our staff who offered their time to inspire the students including Paul Ramsland, Paul Dietze, Mireille Lahoud, Jo Pooley, Brendan Elsworth, Xi Zen Rap, Vashti Irani, Anna Hearps, Arzum Cubuk, Bruce Wines, Caroline van Gemert, Marion Brown, Jessica Li, Fatima Osman, Catherine Somerville, Stephanie Luketic, Tracy Parish and of course Bruce and Michael who conducted the tours.

Burnet will be offering Honours, Masters and PhD study in 2014.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

Education Officer, Chair of Research Students Committee, Coordinator of Higher Degrees by Research

Telephone

+61392822108

Email

[email protected]

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