2011 Annual Alumni Lecture

Over 100 alumni, friends and senior staff came together for our 2011 Annual Alumni Lecture by Professor Nick Hoogenraad on October 12.  The lecture, A Conversation with Professor Nick Hoogernraad told the fascinating story of the life and times of one of La Trobe's greats. 

Beyond the stellar achievements in science, the audience learned about his difficult childhood, his surprising career journey and his family life through a series of candid photos dating back to the 1940s in war-torn Holland, through to the present day and his passion for his newest venture, LIMS (La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science). 

The former Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson and Chancellor Adrienne E Clarke AC were present at the event, as were Professor Hoogenraad's family, including his grandchildren who delighted to see their family album being shared on the big screen.  The Alumni and Advancement Office were delighted with the turnout and received very positive feedback from alumni in attendance.