The Alan Cooper Epiderm Lecture has been established in recognition of Epiderm’s generous support of UQ’s dermatology and skin cancer research programs. 

Professor Alan Cooper, a driving force behind academic Dermatology in Australia, played a lead role on the board of Epiderm. Over a 22 year period, Epiderm funded many dermatological projects within Australia. From 2007-2014, Epiderm donated over $2.8 million in support of the dermatology and skin cancer research within the Dermatology Research Centre under the direction of Professor H. Peter Soyer. Epiderm’s donations have leveraged over $3.5 million in additional support for UQ’s dermatology and skin cancer research programs.

Please contact Melissa Kerr for more information about this event.

For more information about the UQDI Dermatology Research Centre, please visit the website.

2018 Alan Cooper Epiderm Lecture

Fri 27 Jul 2018 6:00pm9:00pm


Auditorium, Translational Research Institute
37 Kent Street
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

By invitation of the Epiderm Lecture’s namesake, Professor Alan Cooper, Sydney Dermatologist, the 2018 Alan Cooper Epiderm Lecture will feature a keynote presentation by Professor Alan Cooper, ARC Laureate Fellow, Director, Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change, University of Adelaide.


“Evolutionary changes in the human microbiome and immune system”

Ancient DNA has provided a powerful new window into how evolutionary changes in our recent past have established the current western microbiome and the composition and diversity of human genetics seen around the world. This new view is surprising in a number of ways, and suggests that many western diseases may have their roots in lifestyle changes over the past few thousand years, rather than from since the Industrial revolution. This has important implications for how we think about, and treat, modern disease.