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Meet Professor David Sinclair I research why we grow old and develop drugs to treat diseases of aging in order to keep people healthier for longer.

Meet Dr Peter Liddicoat We map atoms in 3D to discover how they control properties like strength or superconductivity.

A simple treatment to reduce birth defects In what could be one of the most significant discoveries in pregnancy research in decades, Australian scientists have discovered a previously unknown cause of birth defects and miscarriages. And that’s only the half of it – they’ve also uncovered a solution, and it could be as simple as increasing your vitamin B3 intake.

2017 Advance Global Australian Awards Wrap Up Another year, another spectacular evening at the 2017 Advance Global Australian Awards. Held on Tuesday evening at the striking Art Gallery of NSW, ten high-achieving global Australians were announced as the 2017 Global Australian Award winners.

Thank you to our Partners - 2017 Advance Global Australian Awards To pull off an event of the magnitude of the 2017 Advance Global Australian Awards requires collaboration and contribution from many different individuals, organisations and institutions. Without them, this spectacular celebration would not be possible. It’s not every day that these in-demand, globetrotting Australians congregate in the same country, let alone same room – the Advance Global Australian Awards makes that happen.

Keeping culture strong He’s one of the longest standing artistic directors in Australia, but Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Stephen Page has nothing but fresh ideas and enthusiasm for the future of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts organisation.

Nigel Hembrow: “Jakarta will become an even more relevant country economically within Asia, but particularly, for Australia being its nearest large market" Nigel Hembrow has been living in Asia since 2010, making the move to Jakarta 12 months ago. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Astronaut Technologies, Nigel firmly believes that video-selfies will fundamentally change many business processes for the better, recruitment in particular. Advance caught up with Nigel to hear about how his business pivoted, why he moved to Jakarta, and what it takes to make the most out of living in Indonesia’s capital.

Karina Akib: “Indonesia is a digital powerhouse” Karina Akib is an Australian business development leader who spent eight years living and working in Indonesia. Formerly working as a Strategic Partner Manager at Google in Jakarta, Karina is passionate about building Indonesia’s digital ecosystem. Prior to Google, she was a management consultant with Boston Consulting Group, working across South East Asia. Karina originally moved to Indonesia to learn more about her family heritage but soon realised how vibrant the country is, and the importance of the bilateral relationship between Australia and Indonesia.

Prita Haspari Ghozie: “Completing my Master’s Degree at an overseas university enriched my knowledge and broadened my life experiences” Jakarta-native Prita Hapsari Ghozie has many titles. She is a CEO & Financial Planner, author of two books, wife and mother of two children, and is also an alumnus of the University of Sydney where she completed her Master's of Commerce. Prita is currently the CEO and Chief Planner for ZAP Finance where she provides consulting services and financial plans, as well as general investment advice for individuals and families. Advance spoke to Prita about her experience studying in Australia, the most significant barrier to female leadership in 2017, and the impetus behind writing her books.