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Grammar Women: Leaders and Game Changers

Hosted at Queensland’s pioneering research institute, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Grammar Women: Leaders and Game Changers brings together two past students who are transforming how patients access life-changing medical treatment.

This lively discussion will provide those with an interest in entrepreneurship, technology or science the opportunity to hear from, and engage with, two prominent and innovative leaders.

Wednesday 28 August 2019
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Auditorium, Level 6, Bancroft, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 300 Herston Road, Herston (enter via the Central Building reception; please view a map for further details)
Tours of QIMR Institute laboratories are available prior to the event, commencing at 5.30 pm. Please register for a tour when purchasing tickets.
Parking is available at Cornerstone Parking, opposite the QIMR Berghofer Central Building.
$25 per adult; $15 per student (ticket price includes beverages and canapés)
Please register via Trybooking by 1 pm, Wednesday 28 August 2019.


Dr Alison Todd (1974) 
Chief Scientific Officer of SpeeDx

Dr Alison Todd is an award-winning scientist, inventor and co-founder of SpeeDx, a company that specialises in molecular diagnostic solutions for improved patient management and outcomes.

Passionate about mentoring the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs, Dr Todd has worked on two key World Health Organisation priorities—finding solutions for antibiotic resistance and preventing untreatable superbugs.

Ms Manuri Gunawardena (2010)
CEO of HealthMatch 

Ms Manuri Gunawardena was studying medicine at the University of New South Wales when she co-founded HealthMatch, an online platform that connects patients to relevant clinical trials.

In 2018, HealthMatch won the inaugural TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Australia, and earlier this year, Ms Gunawardena’s innovative work in establishing the platform was recognised with her inclusion in the Forbes ’30 Under 30 Asia’ list.