Art and Science meet Literature at the Vivid Ideas Festival, Sydney, 2017

     The cover of The Hidden Genes of Professor K featured recently on the big screen at a Vizbi presentation in Sydney as part of the famous VIVID Ideas Festival. I was invited to make a presentation about the book cover which was designed in collaboration with the data visualisation team at the Garvan […]

Palmer Innovation Prize for 2017

  I thought you might find this article interesting. I have a long association with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. In fact, my book, The Hidden Genes of Professor K, was inspired by the talented scientists working there. Without their help and guidance, the book would not have come to fruition, nor […]

Life after The Hidden Genes of Professor K

    Life after The Hidden Genes of Professor K… Firstly, a big ‘thank you’ to all my readers for their encouragement and support, comments and wonderful reviews since the release of the book late last year. The greatest sense of satisfaction a writer can strive for is positive feedback. Well, my friends, I’m delighted to […]

The Hidden Genes of Professor K; Chapter 3

  3 Jack Rogan looked at the army of waiting drivers holding up signs and was trying to find one with his name on it. Having experienced hair-raising trips to the Kuragin Chateau from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport in the past, he had taken his publicist’s advice and arranged a hire car to take […]

The Hidden Genes of Professor K; Chapter 2

2 The discovery of the dead professor in his lab that morning had sent the whole institute into a spin. The cafeteria was empty, young PhD students and researchers were walking around in a daze, and the corridors were eerily silent. The CEO had called an urgent board meeting and had locked himself in his […]

The Hidden Genes of Professor K; Chapter 1

  1 Calypso, a former Russian icebreaker, was leaving Hamilton Island. It had spent the past five days cruising along the Great Barrier Reef on its way south to Sydney. Purchased for a pittance by Blackburn Pharmaceuticals from the Russian navy in the nineteen nineties, the massive ship had undergone a major transformation. The dilapidated, discarded […]