Public Lecture

Energising the living fabric of your body: The molecular engines of Metabolism

Dr Drew Berry
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research


To engage other disciplines and the wider community with the mathematical sciences, a FREE hybrid public lecture will be held on Wednesday evening as part of the AMSI BioInfoSummer 2022 program. Aimed at Year 10 students and above, this lecture is accessible to a non-technical audience.

Attend in person from the University of Melbourne, Parkville campus or join virtually via Zoom.

Date: Wednesday 23 November
Time: 6.00-7.15pm AEDT (3.00-4.15pm AWST / 5.00-6.15pm AEST / 5.30-6.45pm ACDT)
Venue: Theatre A (G06), Elisabeth Murdoch (building 134), the University of Melbourne, Parkville campus
Link: The Zoom link will be sent to registrants 24 hours prior to the lecture

AMSI BioInfoSummer 2022 registrants do not need to complete this form. The Public Lecture is included in your conference registration.

Energising the living fabric of your body: The molecular engines of Metabolism

Drew Berry will present the molecular mechanisms that power your cells and tissues, converting food and air into the flow of chemical energy that makes your body be alive. Exploiting incredible advances in video game technology, vast molecular landscapes can be generated upon a foundation of scientific research. Enabling interactive exploration of dynamic molecular biology in ultra-high resolution detail, accessible and illuminating science education delivered via student mobile technology.

Dr Drew Berry

Biomedical Animator, WEHI

I create biomedical animations that combine cinema and science to reveal the microscopic worlds inside our bodies.

My career began in cell biology and microscopy at The University of Melbourne. I have used this knowledge to bring a rigorous scientific approach to every topic, immersing myself in relevant research and current data to ensure the frontier of human discovery is authentically reconstructed.

Since 1995, I have worked as a biomedical animator at the institute. My animations have exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, the Royal Institute of Great Britain and the University of Geneva.

Visit the WEHI.TV gallery to watch some of Drew’s animations.