Events

The Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture

Summary

Presented by Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania

Start Date

7th Jun 2012 6:00pm

End Date

7th Jun 2012 7:30pm

Venue

Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E: UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au; P: (03) 6226 2521

The 2012 Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture


presented by

Professor Peter Rathjen

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania

 

Prior to Professor Rathjen's appointment to UTAS, Prof Rathjen was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Melbourne. He was Dean of Science at that university and before that he was Foundation Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide. As a biochemist, he has specialised in embryonic stem (ES) cell research.

Prof Rathjen, with his wife Dr Joy Rathjen, established an internationally recognised research program into stem cell biology and stem cell therapies.

Prof Rathjen is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide, is the Victorian patron of the Australian Institute of Political Science: Tall Poppies Campaign, and was the winner of the inaugural South Australian Premier’s Science Excellence Award in the category of Research Leadership in 2005.

Prof Rathjen studied as an undergraduate in the Department of Biochemistry at Adelaide University. As a 1985 Rhodes Scholar Prof Rathjen undertook a DPhil at Oxford University, studying mobile genetic elements in yeast and mammals. He began investigating the molecular regulation of ES cell differentiation during a two-year postdoctoral position at Oxford.

He returned to Adelaide University in 1990 as a lecturer. In 1995 he was promoted to the chair of the Department of Biochemistry and in 2000 he became head of the new Department of Molecular Biosciences.

   

Photo of Arthur CobboldThe Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture has been established by the University of Tasmania and Dr Elizabeth Cobbold as a memorial to Arthur’s contribution to the School of Medicine, and to medical education.

 

Emeritus Professor Arthur Cobbold AM OBE died in December 2009 after a distinguished career in medical education. Professor Cobbold had been recruited from the UK in 1964 as Foundation Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology in the new Tasmanian School of Medicine. He played a pivotal role in the School’s development and success, serving as Dean of the School for a record 13 years.
 
Arthur Cobbold is widely remembered and acclaimed by his students and peers as an outstanding teacher and researcher and an excellent administrator. The Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture has been established by the University and Dr Elizabeth Cobbold as a memorial to Arthur’s contribution to the School of Medicine and to medical education.

  

The Lectures are funded through the Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture Appeal.  Click here - for more information or to donate to the Appeal.

 

 UTAS acknowledges the support of the Medical Protection Society of Tasmania Inc. in the presentation of the lecture.  S