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Learn@Lunch with Associate Professor John McGhee

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Customs House, Level 1

31 Alfred Street

Barnet Long Room

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Take a trip inside your body with Associate Professor John McGhee

Imagine you’re walking inside a human artery. To your right is a sharp drop into sticky red substance, while to your left is a living, breathing wall. You dodge fast-moving blood cells as well as ominous black cancer cells twice your size, and wriggle your way through mucus-like tumours. Gross? Maybe. Fascinating? You bet.

Today, this kind of cellular-level exploration has become a possibility – well, sort of. While science fiction writers have long theorised the exploration of the human body by use of a shrink ray, all we actually needed was virtual reality.

At our next Learn@Lunch event, Associate Professor John McGhee will discuss his fascinating work at UNSW’s 3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab, which has led him to be named one of UNSW’s 21 ‘Rising Stars’. Through visual examples, he will demonstrate how he animates the body’s complex inner landscapes, and share how his research into the artistic visualisation of scientific and biomedical data can help increase our understanding of human disease.

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Please note: external food is not permitted inside the venue. Light refreshments will be provided.

Visit the Learn@Lunch website for the 2018 program, listen to previous podcasts or to sign-up to the Learn@Lunch mailing list.

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Customs House, Level 1

31 Alfred Street

Barnet Long Room

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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