Centenary 2015

Centenary 2015

Gustav Nossal in the Cellular Immunology Unit, 1966

Celebrating 100 years of discoveries for humanity

To mark our centenary year, the institute held an exciting and diverse program of public events and activities, celebrating our achievements so far and looking to the future direction of medical research.


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Capturing stories of the discoveries and people who contributed to the institute’s rich history.

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Centenary events

Celebrating our centenary with the community, international guests, public figures and colleagues.

Selected events were recorded and are now available to view online.


Institute staff member at Science in the Sqaure
Science in the Square at
Federation Square

Science in the Square

Science brought to life through comedy, film, visual arts and public talks at Federation Square, Melbourne.

Centenary public talks 

Hosted by Sir Gustav Nossal, this series of talks explored the latest medical research developments and how they’re affecting the future treatment of disease.

Centenary scientific seminars

Dr Eric Betzig
Nobel laureate Dr Eric Betzig

The institute hosted a number of internationally renowned scientists for a series of keynote presentations:

Dr Waihong Tham presenting
Dr Waihong Tham

Centenary scientific symposium

A scientific symposium featuring distinguished international speakers, prominent Australian scientists and the latest research from the institute.

The symposium included Nobel laureates Professor Elizabeth Blackburn (University of California San Francisco, US) and Professor Tom Steitz (Yale University, US).

Where permission has been granted, videos of presentations are now available on our seminars YouTube Channel. Download a copy of the Centenary scientific symposium program for full details, including speakers and presentation titles.


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