Join Vasso as she discusses her career journey and how she is leading a team of researchers at Victoria University working on a COVID-19 vaccine. Find out what advice she has for students today and help them prepare for career challenges and opportunities that a STEM education can provide.
Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos received her PhD in 1995 from the University of Melbourne and also holds an Advanced Certificate in Protein Crystallography from the University of London. Her expertise is in the areas of immunology, crystallography, cellular biology, translational research and development of drugs and vaccines. Vasso has led a number of research programs at the Austin Research Institute, the Burnet Institute, Centre for Chronic Disease at Victoria University (VU) and the Institute for Health and Sport at VU. She was the interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and is currently the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships) at VU. Vasso has received over 100 awards, published more than 370 research papers and books, is an inventor on 18 patents and her current interests are treating chronic diseases with an immunological focus. In addition to this, her lab is working on developing drugs and vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Vasso was born in the west of Melbourne, went to high school in the west and lives in the west (Sanctuary Lakes).
|Title:||Careers in Science & Research – Episode 3|
|When:||19 August 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm|
|Where:||Delivered via Zoom-details provided on receipt of booking|
|Audience:||Students, Teachers, Parents, Career Practitioners|
This session is free, but registration is essential.