|Science SAGE event
|The Inaugural Ruth Gall Memorial Lecture
Join us for the Inaugural Ruth Gall Memorial Lecture, celebrating the life and achievements of Associate Professor Ruth Gall (1923-2017), the first female appointed Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University (1969), and the first female Head of School in Chemistry (1978-1980).
We are honoured to welcome Professor Jennifer Martin, Director of the Drug Design Centre at Griffith University to present the Inaugural Lecture. Professor Martin is a strong public advocate for the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program that promotes gender equity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
The lecture will be accompanied by the unveiling of a portrait of Associate Professor Gall by local artist Dr Kate Gradwell.
This event will be held on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, and is an initiative of the School of Chemistry's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, with support from the SAGE program and the Women in Science Project (WiSci Project) within the University of Sydney.
Date: Thursday 8 March 2018
Time: 4 – 5 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry (F11), Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney
Registrations: RSVP to Eventbrite
Enquiries: Associate Professor Deanna D’Alessandro
About the presenter
Professor Jennifer Martin is an internationally renowned scientist and is currently the Director of the Drug Design Centre at Griffith University. She trained at the Victorian College of Pharmacy (BPharm 1982, MPharm 1986), undertook her DPhil at Oxford University (1990) and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Rockefeller University (1991-93).
Professor Martin has held a number of Research Fellowships with the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). She has been the recipient of many awards, and was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2017. She was recently awarded a Companion of the Order (AC) in the 2018 Australia Day Honours list. Her research interests are in protein crystallography and structural biology.
About the artist
Dr Kate Gradwell undertook her DPhil in inorganic chemistry at Oxford University (1997) before moving to Australia in 1999 to a position with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Art is her second career, and she has exhibited her work in a number of exhibitions and been a finalist in art prizes including the prestigious Portia Geach Award for Portraiture. Dr Gradwell’s paintings are currently held in private collections around the world and she supports charitable and community organisations.