Professor Moira O'Bryan, Monash University
Moira O'Bryan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994, after which she received training at The Population Council in New York. She is currently a Professor, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and the Head of the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. Prior to this she was the Deputy Director of Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute. The research in her lab encompasses: germ cell development and the relationship between sperm form and function, the genetic causes of human infertility, and the implications for ‘reproductive’ proteins on health broadly. She directs a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative research program spanning basic research and clinical medicine.
Professor Jane Visvader, WEHI
Jane Visvader is Joint Head of the Stem Cells and Cancer Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and joint Group Leader of the Breast Cancer Laboratory with Prof. Geoff Lindeman. The primary objective of the laboratory is to characterise the breast epithelial differentiation hierarchy in order to better understand the relationship between normal and tumour cells in the diverse subtypes of breast cancer. Jane is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.