Engineering Frontiers Conversations with industry leaders

Event Date: 
23 March 2016
Auditorium, Engineers Australia
712 Murray Street
West Perth

Engineers Australia College of Leadership and Management WA is offering a series of exclusive
events entitled Engineering Frontiers – Conversations with industry leaders.

The first event for 2016 will feature guest speaker Professor Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist of Western Australia.
Professor Klinken’s interests lie in the growth and sustainability of local industry and he has a passion for the promotion of STEM both in schools and as the foundation for future careers.

Engineering Frontiers offers development opportunities for emerging and current industry leaders. The event also provides the opportunity for an informal discussion with our keynote speaker.

This event is a fantastic networking opportunity, with tea, coffee and a light breakfast being served prior to the seated discussion.

Numbers are strictly limited. Please note that this interview will be recorded and placed on myCPD; an online learning centre for engineers, hosted by Engineering Education Australia.

About the Speaker
Professor Klinken is a leading Western Australian medical research scientist, highly regarded for his work in advancing the understanding of genes involved in leukaemia, cancer and anaemia. His many research achievements include the discovery of a gene that supresses the growth of tumours.

After obtaining his PhD from The University of Western Australia, he undertook research at the US National Institutes of Health in Washington and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.

His previous roles have included Professor in Clinical Biochemistry at The University of Western Australia; Director of Research at the Royal Perth Hospital; and the Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (previously the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research).

Under his stewardship, the Perkins Institute attracted world-class national and international researchers to the State and made numerous acclaimed medical discoveries. He also spear-headed the development of two new state-of-the-art medical research facilities, Perkins North in Nedlands (QEII Medical Centre) and Perkins South in Murdoch (Fiona Stanley Hospital).

Professor Klinken brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role of Chief Scientist. His input will support the Government in growing the State’s science industries to achieve future prosperity for Western Australians.

Engineers Australia
08 6214 6305
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