26-28 August 2014
Dr Elizabeth Finkel
Chief Editor, Cosmos Science Magazine
Elizabeth Finkel received a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Melbourne. She spent five years at the University of California, San Francisco, studying the genes that transform a mushy egg into a shapely embryo. For the last 20 years she has been a science writer for scientific and lay audiences including serving as a correspondent for the American magazine Science and an associate editor for Cosmos magazine, a popular science magazine that she cofounded. In June 2013 she was appointed the next Cosmos Editor in Chief.
In 2005, Elizabeth’s book: “Stem Cells: Controversy at the Frontiers of Science” was published by ABC books. The book won the Queensland Premier’s literary award and was short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s award and the Australian Government Eureka Award for promoting the public understanding of science. Her second book: “The Genome Generation” was published in January 2012 by Melbourne University Publishing.