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Friday, July 28, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ballroom 2


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Professor Yong-Zhen Zhang

Metagenomic Insights into Human and Animal Coronaviruses in China (science)

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM


His interest has been in virus diversity, evolution and ecology, as well as emerging infectious diseases. His lab has identified SARS-CoV-2 and made the accurate judgments on the virus and disease at the beginning of COVID-19 outbreak, and immediately reported their data and suggestions to related departments, and shared the viral genome sequences with the world.
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A/Prof Kari Lancaster
Scientia Associate Professor

Evidence-making the pandemic: Models, policy and Covid-19

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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Kari Lancaster is Scientia Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales, and Honorary Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Kari is an interdisciplinary qualitative social researcher, with a background in law and public policy. Working at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies (STS), policy studies, and public health sociology, she leads a program of research focused on the development of critical approaches to the study of evidence-making practices and intervention translations in health. Kari is currently investigating viral elimination and outbreak science in the governance of health, Long Covid care and recovery.

Chair Person

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Dean Murphy
Senior Research Fellow
ARCSHS, La Trobe University

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Stuart Turville
The Kirby Institute