2 November 2021
Covid-19 got in the way of many events this year, including the Centre’s annual symposium. However, some of the action from the 2019 meeting features in a documentary about the PM’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Dame Juliet Gerrard. It is screening in Wellington as part of the NZ International Film Festival. It begins with Dame Juliet’s work on plastics, which was the number one issue in 2019, and quickly turns to the all-preoccupying crises of Whakaari-White Island and Covid-19. The documentary shows the powerful role of whole genome sequencing and its proponents, including the Centre’s Chief Scientist, Distinguished Professor Nigel French, in tracking and tracing the virus.
You can book tickets to the film now at https://www.nziff.co.nz/2021/wellington/juliet-gerrard-science-in-dark-t...
There are three screenings: Sunday 7 November, 12noon at the Embassy, and two at the City Gallery Theatre on Monday 8 November at 6.15pm and Tuesday 9 November at 12.05.
The film was co-sponsored by the Centre, and 12 other science organisations, including AgResearch, ESR, the Riddet Institute, and Auckland, Otago and Victoria Universities.