- AC, OBE, CStJ
Making new discoveries in science and medicine requires strong commitment, a ‘prepared’ and creative mind and a striving for excellence. Sir Frank Macfarlane-Burnet arguably the greatest Australian Medical Scientist clearly excelled and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1960 shared with Sir Peter Medawar. Has the way we conduct medical and scientific research changed much since Macfarlane-Burnet’s time? Professor Rosenfeld will illustrate how new advances are made in medical science today with the example of a major project he and a group of scientists and engineers at Monash University are working on to develop a world first bionic vision device to be implanted in the brain.