Science in the cinema - Contagion

14 Aug 2016
Auditorium, Doherty Institute, 792 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

This event is now fully booked. 

As part of National Science Week, the CBNS and Doherty Institute present Science in the cinema

The screening of the 2011 medical thriller Contagion (rated M) will be followed by a panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the film how research underway at the CBNS and Doherty Institute could aid in the response to a similar event in the future. The audience will also be able to ask questions of the panellists. The event will be emceed by CBNS Director, Prof Tom Davis.


  • Dr Julian Druce - Head of Virus Identification Laboratory, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Doherty Institute
  • A/Prof Katherine Kedzierska - Head of the Human T cell Laboratory, University of Melbourne at the Doherty Institute
  • Dr Angus Johnston - Head of NanoMaterials for Biology Group, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, CBNS Chief Investigator
  • A/Prof Matthew Kearnes - member of the Environmental Humanities group, School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales, CBNS Chief Investigator

This free event will run from 3-6pm with the film screening from 3.15-5pm followed by a panel discussion until 6pm.

Limited refreshments of bottled water and popcorn will be provided. 

This event is now fully booked.