April to June 2018

Royal Society Te Apārangi is delighted to host Professor Merryn Tawhai for tImage previewhe 2018 NZ Research Series, where we share throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, significant research being carried out by Kiwi scientists and scholars.

Professor Tawhai was awarded the MacDiarmid Medal at the 2016 New Zealand Research Honours for her research to create anatomically detailed models of the respiratory system. 

In these talks, Merryn will explain the crucial aspects of her own research, from science discovery to clinical research, as well as how New Zealand is beginning to distinguish itself in the global bioengineering industry.

"Bioengineering research allows me to combine modern imaging, instrumentation, and computational methods to explore lung physiology in an unconventional way; and by doing this, to come up with novel technologies that will have clinical and commercial impact,” she says.

All are welcome to attend these free public events (although Auckland and Wanaka have small entrance fees). Registration can guarantee your seat(s).

Rotorua | Scion, Rimu Conference Room - register for Rotorua
6pm Tuesday 17 April

Hamilton | Waikato Museum, Lecture Theatre - register for Hamilton
5:30pm Wednesday 18 April

Auckland | Auckland Museum, Auditorium - register for Auckland 
6pm Tuesday 24 April
$10 General admission, $5 Members and Friends

Palmerston North | Palmerston North Central Library, Events Central - register for Palmerston North
7:30pm Tuesday 19 June

Napier | EIT, Lecture Theatre LTH1 - register for Napier
6pm Wednesday 20 June

Wellington | Royal Society Te Apārangi, Aronui Lecture Theatre - register for Wellington
12:15pm Thursday 21 June

Nelson | Nelson Elim Christian Centre - register for Nelson
7:30pm Tuesday 26 June

Christchurch | University of Otago Christchurch, Rolleston Lecture Theatre - register for Christchurch
6:30pm Wednesday 27 June

Dunedin | Otago Museum, Hutton Theatre - register for Dunedin
5:30pm Thursday 28 June

Wanaka | Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church Centre - register for Wanaka 
6pm Friday 29 June
$5 door charge

17 April 2018