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The Royal Society of Victoria will host a symposium at the University of Melbourne to highlight the contribution of Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC to science, higher education and public policy.

The Royal Society of Victoria will host a symposium at the University of Melbourne to highlight the contribution of Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC to science, higher education and public policy.

Nancy Millis AC Symposium

18 April 2009 from 9.00am to 5.45pm

Woodruff (Microbiology) Lecture Theatre
Building 184, University of Melbourne,
Royal Parade, Parkville

Professor Nancy Millis has been acknowledged with numerous honours in recognition of her contribution to our community, including an MBE in 1977. In the same year she was also elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences. She was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1990 and in 1993 was awarded an honorary D.Sc. from the University of Melbourne.

In 2002 Professor Millis was one of five Australian scientists to be featured on Australian stamps.

However Professor Millis’ path to a distinguished research career was an unlikely one. Her father’s severe illness cut her school life short in 1937 and a perforated intestine while she was on a research trip to study the agricultural practice of women in New Guinea in 1944 almost killed her.

Details of the symposium and more information on Professor Millis can be found at : www.icms.com.au/millis/
If unable to register online onsite registration is available from 8.15am Saturday 18th Microbiology Lecture Theatre, Royal Parade, Parkville.

Speakers include:

Professor Peter Doherty, Nobel Laureate (University of Melbourne)
Professor Don Bursill AM, (University of South Australia)
Professor James Pittard (University of Melbourne)
Professor Michael Osborne (La Trobe University)
Professor James McCluskey (University of Melbourne)
Professor Adrienne Clarke (University of Melbourne)
Professor Edwina Cornish (Monash University)
Adjunct Professor Terry Hillman (La Trobe University)
Professor Tony Klein (University of Melbourne)
Ms Sally Morrison (Author)
Dr Christina Cheers (University of Melbourne)
Mr Rob Skinner (Melbourne Water)
Dr Martha Sinclair (Monash University)
Mr Ross Young (Australian Water Services Assn)
Mr Geoff Vincent (ex-Parks Victoria)
With Em. Professor Nancy Millis AC (University of Melbourne) having "Her right of reply"

The presentations will cover microbiology, water planning and security, women in science, the environment, public education, the regulation of gene modification technologies and We are pleased to present a stellar list of fifteen speakers to participate in this one day symposium, including, Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC, the Chairman of Melbourne Water Mr Rob Skinner, along with Professors James McCluskey, Don Bursill, Adrienne Clarke AC, Michael Osborne, Edwina Cornish, Anthony Klein, Terry Hillman and Jim Pittard. Other scientists contributing include Dr Martha Sinclair, and Dr Christina Cheers. Mr Geoff Vincent (ex-Parks Victoria) will talk on Healthy Parks Healthy People. The Author Sally Morrison will review Nancy Millis’ early life.