Gareth Price gives talk at Sheldon College

QCIF is proud to be involved in the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist’s 'Meet a Scientist’ schools’ program.

QFAB’s Head of Computational Biology, Dr Gareth Price, visited Sheldon College in Brisbane on Thursday, 22 August to give a lunchtime talk to Year 9–12 students.
“The Sheldon students asked some great questions, showing an early vision for their career path by asking about scientific jobs plus the benefits and risks of over-specialisation,” said Gareth.
“It was fun and comes after doing something similar at Redbank Plains High School two years ago.”
Sheldon College promoted Gareth’s talk to students by describing him as one of Queensland’s leading scientists, and as a genomics scientist with an established career in the field of molecular bioscience, with a wide range of experience in data analysis and interpretation, production of scientific models and the innovative use of technologies. 
After his talk, Gareth spoke in-depth with the school’s Science Head of Department about planning for supporting students in their 2020 CREST (Creativity in Research, Engineering, Science and Technology) endeavours with student-driven DNA sequencing projects that will use the QCIF-supported Galaxy Australia service.
The Faculty of Technology STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Co-ordinator (Years 1–6), Mr Jade Frewin, who helped organise the event, is keen to have Gareth return. He wrote Gareth, saying: “Not only was your content fascinating, but you were also delivering some big ideas around soft skills, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary transfer and applications. I would love to have you back to engage with our Technology and Business/Entrepreneurial students.”

Dr Gareth Price presenting his talk at Sheldon College. (Photo: Jade Frewin, Sheldon College.)