Hon Steve Whan, Professor Patricia Davidson, Hon Paul Scully, Mr Michael Still

Minister Steve Whan visits UOW research and training facilities

Minister Steve Whan visits UOW research and training facilities

UOW strengths in early childhood and molecular research on display

On Friday 16 February, the Hon Steve Whan MP, NSW Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education visited the University of Wollongong (UOW), accompanied by Ministerial colleagues, the Hon Ryan Park MP, Minister for Health, Regional Health, the Illawarra and the South Coast and Member for Keira and the Hon Paul Scully MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces and Member for Wollongong.

The visit included meeting with UOW Chancellor Michael Still, and UOW Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Patricia M. Davidson to discuss major UOW initiatives and key higher education sector priorities.   There was also an opportunity to showcase UOW facilities including Early Start and Molecular Horizons.

Hon Steve Whan and Hon Paul Scully tour Molecular Horizons

UOW’s Early Start was on show, displaying a world-class facility where research, education, and community come together, that explores the broad development of the first years of a child's growth. Early Start is a collaborative initiative between government, philanthropy and academia to positively impact on the life trajectories of children growing up in regional and remote Australia.

Next stop was Molecular Horizons where truly cutting-edge research is taking place. Molecular Horizons pioneers advancements in the life sciences, revealing the intricate secrets of cellular existence. The team at Molecular Horizons work tirelessly to solve the major health challenges affecting global populations, with a focus on cancer, antibiotics, and Alzheimer's research.

Steve Whan at Molecular Horizons