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Women in STEM Panel Event – 10 May

Opportunity to ask the panel questions  – Casual networking afterwards. 

Panel Featuring: 

  • Nicole Pratt – is Associate Professor (Biostatistics and Pharmacoepidemiology) and Deputy Director of the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, University of South Australia. Her research focuses on developing innovative statistical tools that can rapidly interrogate diverse datasets to identify safety concerns associated with medicines and medical devices. Currently she is working on machine learning applications to generate patient-level predictive models to aid in health care decision making
  • Tara Pukala – obtained a PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2006, which was followed by a postdoctoral role at the University of Cambridge, UK, working with Prof Dame Carol Robinson in the field of native mass spectrometry. She returned to her current role as teaching and research academic in the Discipline of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide in 2008. Here she leads a research group focused on developing new tools to investigate the structure of biological molecules, in order to understand and provide innovative approaches to treatment of human diseases. Since 2017 she has had the role of Scientific Director of the Adelaide Proteomics Centre.
  • Emily Hackett-Jones – is an applied mathematician who has worked in a variety of diverse fields including String Theory, Ecology, Mathematical Biology and Digital Marketing. Since completing her PhD in Mathematical Physics at the University of Durham, U.K., she has enjoyed working on research and industry problems that can be translated to mathematics. Previously she worked as a data scientist at Accenture Interactive, designing software algorithms for digital marketing purposes. Currently she is working in bioinformatics at the Centre for Cancer Biology, working with a lab that performs DNA sequencing of cancer cells to better understand the mechanisms that drive cancer metastasis.
  • Ella Macintyre – is a product manager of the game developer Mighty Kingdom. Ella has lead production on a number of Mighty Kingdom’s most successful titles, including flagship titles, Shopkins, which has achieved over 20 million mobile downloads.

Location: Lower Napier Theatre LG29

When: 4-5pm, Thursday 10 May 2018

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