Professor Jennifer Martin joins us at


We are excited to announce that Professor Jenny Martin will be presenting at Crystal-A-Con! Come watch her speak on Saturday 26 August from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Professor Jennifer Martin AC FAA is recognised internationally for her pioneering research in protein crystallography, a science that seeks to understand how biological machines operate.

Professor Jennifer Martin will present to us “How I fell in love with crystallography, and why you should too”.

Read more about Professor Jennifer Martin on our website or come see her live yourself at the Melbourne Convention Centre in the Plenary 2 room. We heard there will be mention of chocolate. And did we mention it’s free? No bookings required!

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Not long now until Crystal-A-Con comes to the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Book your tickets now!

The sessions available to book are:

Friday 25 August PM: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday 26 August: 8:30am – 12:30pm

*Note, school students are not required to stay the whole Friday PM session.

🌟 Book Tickets Here 🌟

Find out all the details on our new Crystal-A-Con webpage here.  

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