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Join Biomedical Animator, Dr Drew Berry, for a Free Public Lecture

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The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) is pleased to be hosting Emmy and BAFTA-winning Biomedical Animator, Dr Drew Berry, for a free public lecture on Wednesday 23rd November 2022 as part of the AMSI BioInfoSummer 2022 Conference.

Respected globally for his biomedical animations that combine cinema and science to reveal the microscopic worlds inside our bodies, Dr Berry will present on the incredible advances in video game technology that are enabling vast molecular landscapes to be generated and explored in ultra-high resolution detail.

“The 3D graphics used by video game designers are state-of-the-art, and we are now utilising the same techniques to create visualisations that reveal and explain incredible scientific discoveries,” said Dr Berry.

“Biomedical animation is a true example of the cross-disciplinary application of mathematics,” Dr Berry added.

Aimed at Year 10 students and above, this hybrid lecture is accessible to a non-technical audience in-person at the University of Melbourne (Parkville) or virtually via Zoom.

Event Details

  • What: Public Lecture – ‘Energising the Living Fabric of your Body: The Molecular Engines of Metabolism’ by Dr Drew Berry
  • When: Wednesday 23 November 2022, 6:00pm-7:15pm AEDT (5:00pm-6:15pm AEST / 3:00pm-4:15pm AWST / 5:30pm-6:45pm ACDT)
  • Where: The University of Melbourne (Parkville campus) or via Zoom
  • Admission: Free

For more information and to register:

The public lecture is part of AMSI’s BioInfoSummer 2022 Conference, hosted by the University of Melbourne. One of AMSI’s annual flagship events, BioInfoSummer is Australia’s leading bioinformatics and mathematical & computational biology training event that exposes students, researchers and field professionals to cutting-edge discovery and technology in this fast-paced and exciting field.

AMSI Director, Professor Tim Marchant, said the Institute was delighted to have Dr Berry on board for the BioInfoSummer 2022 Public Lecture.

“Drew is a leader in his field and a brilliant communicator. This lecture is an opportunity for university students, and the public, to experience an exciting and growing field of bioinformatics data visualisation,”

“BioInfoSummer is an important part of AMSI’s flagship calendar of events to help build Australia’s mathematical workforce and position Australia as a STEM innovation leader,” added Professor Marchant.

Dr Berry has been a Biomedical Animator at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) since 1995, with his animations exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, the Royal Institute of Great Britain and the University of Geneva. His animations have won BAFTA and Emmy awards in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and he has presented at TEDx in Sydney and California.


About AMSI
AMSI is the collaborative enterprise of Australia’s mathematical sciences. Established as an independent platform and advocate for the discipline, the Institute has built a record of national and international achievement as the recognised leader in delivery of services, activities and strategic initiatives across the mathematical pipeline.

Working with key discipline, government and industry partners, AMSI delivers its mission through the delivery of activities and engagement under its Schools, Research & Higher Education and APR.Intern programs.

For Interview
Media are invited to attend the public lecture, with Dr Berry and Professor Marchant available for interview.

Media Contact: Jo Piltz

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