Professor Jahren is a geobiologist whose research is crossing interdisciplinary boundaries, using her knowledge and expertise in stable isotope chemistry to develop new tools to better understand dietary sugar intake and sugar metabolism.
Recognised by Popular Science magazine in 2006 as one of its “Brilliant 10” scientists and in 2016, Time Magazine named her as one of the world’s “ 100 Most Influential People”, Prof Jahren has also been awarded three Fulbright Scholarships, and currently holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo in Norway.
A passionate advocate for science and best selling author of the critically acclaimed ‘Lab Girl’, Prof Jahren’s story of the triumphs and challenges of a career in science will resonate with many.
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide
6pm to 9pm
Bringing together local scientists from different research areas with the aim to educate and engage the general public in a relaxed setting where they can engage on a one-to-one basis with scientists. The theme of this year’s ‘ Dinner with a Scientist’ event is ‘Mental Health: De-mystifying Depression and Anxiety in Society’. The night will involve a dinner with presentations, followed by a Q&A session with our highly regarded panel of local scientists and researchers, including Professor Nicholas Procter and Dr Amanda Hutchinson.
Abstracts accepted from all areas of basic science and health and medical research. Honours, PhD students and early Post-doctoral fellows are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.