The Australian Consul-General, Mr Phillip H. Scanlan AM, and Mrs Julie Singer Scanlan invite you to an Australia Day Breakfast with addresses by Dr Bruce Stillman AO, President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Ms Amelia Lester, Managing Editor, The New Yorker.
Friday 25 January 2013
150 East 42nd Street, 34th Floor
(b/t Lex & 3rd Aves)
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Dr Bruce Stillman AO
Dr Bruce Stillman is President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors at The University of Sydney and a Ph.D. from the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. He then moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1979 and has been at the Laboratory ever since. Dr Stillman has been Director of the Cancer Center at Cold Spring Harbor since 1992, a position he still holds. In 1994, he succeeded Nobel Laureate Dr. James D. Watson as Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and was appointed President in 2003.
Dr Stillman’s research focuses on how chromosomes are duplicated in cells, a process that ensures accurate inheritance of genetic material from one generation to the next. He has received many honors including election as a Fellow of The Royal Society, to the US National Academy of Sciences and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Australian Academy of Science. In 1994, Dr Stillman was awarded the Julian Wells Medal (Australia) and in 1999 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to scientific research in the field of molecular biology. Dr Stillman is the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Prize in Cancer Research and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. Dr Stillman has received five honorary doctorates.
Dr Stillman is an advisor to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, M.I.T., Princeton University and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia. He was chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute and former vice-chair of the National Cancer Policy Board. He currently serves on the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute and as a member of the Board of Life Sciences of the US National Research Council.
Amelia Lester, 29, is the managing editor of The New Yorker and an advisor to the Sydney Writers' Festival. Previously an editor at The Paris Review, she was appointed to her current position at The New Yorker at age 26.
Born in Paris to Australian parents, she grew up in Canberra, New Delhi and Sydney. Amelia attended North Sydney Girls High School and graduated from Harvard University with honors in English. She lives in Brooklyn.