National Science Week Lecture

Michael Cowley Internationally recognised physiologist Professor Michael Cowley will deliver a free public lecture as part of National Science Week, revealing the role our brains play in controlling body weight.

Professor Cowley leads the way towards unravelling some of Australia’s greatest medical challenges and the lecture promises to be a fascinating insight into the relationship between the brain and bodyweight.

Professor Cowley’s talk will incorporate how the brain detects how much has been eaten and how the brain balances food intake with energy expenditure to balance body weight over time and will appeal to both the general public and medical science professionals.

National Science Week is Australia’s largest national festival and will be celebrated this year from 13-21 August.

Celebrating science, innovation, mathematics, engineering and technology, National Science Week attracts an audience of more than 1.5 million and hosts more than 1000 events across the nation.

Professor Cowley’s visit is part of the National Tour, one of the highlights of National Science Week.

The National Tour brings the brightest and best scientists in the world on a tour of Australia to share their experience, spread their enthusiasm for science, and inspire Australia’s up-and-coming scientific talent.

Event Details

16 August 2011, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Free with Admission