Menzies 25th celebration draws huge crowd

Menzies 25th celebration draws huge crowd

Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, an institute of the University of Tasmania, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in style tomorrow night, with a crowd set to fill the new Medical Science Precinct.

Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, an institute of the University of Tasmania, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in style tomorrow night, with a crowd set to fill the new Medical Science Precinct.

The celebration will showcase 25 years of research discoveries as Menzies enters another exciting phase of growth in 2013.

Menzies received an overwhelming response from supporters and the Tasmanian public wanting to be part of this milestone celebration. The event has completely booked out with over 400 guests set to attend.

This will be the first official sneak peek for the public of the brand new Medical Science 2 building.

Award-winning science writer and broadcaster Bernie Hobbs will host a debate on the hot topic: Vitamin D: Should a regular screening program be introduced in Australia?

Bernie is best known as popular judge from ABC Television program, The New Inventors and her weekly science spots on ABC radio. With a background in medical research, environmental writing and science teaching, Bernie's knowledge and dynamic personality will make this a memorable evening.

 

Following the debate, guests are invited to join staff and students for drinks and canapés and view the new public areas of the Medical Science 2 building.

Menzies Director, Professor Tom Marwick says the night will be an exciting mix of celebration and thought-provoking debate.

"Seeing some of our top researchers sparring in a fiery debate is certainly an opportunity not to be missed."

"Menzies is extremely grateful for all those who  have nurtured and supported Menzies over the last 25 years; and the demand for this event just shows how important our work is to all Tasmanians."

"Menzies has a bright future thanks to the incredible support of the Tasmanian community."

Menzies 25th Anniversary Event is proudly supported by Cascade Brewery, Hill Street Grocer, John Holland Fairbrother Joint Venture, Spreyton Cider Co, Tasmanian Spreyton Fresh and Treasury Wine Estates.

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