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September 2021

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Peter Mac Lab Manager Chris Mintoff gives a virtual lab tour.

Virtual science lab tour at Peter Mac

The COVID-19 lockdown did not stop a virtual tour of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s labs for National Science Week.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

Running each year in August, it features more than 1,000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.

These events attract a wide audience from children to adults and science amateurs to professionals.

More than one million people participate in science events across the nation.

Peter Mac lab manager Chris Mintoff took viewers on a walkthrough of Peter Mac’s various lab facilities.

The tour provided insights into zebra fish-based research, incredible images of cells and a first-hand look at all the amazing technology scientists use to do their jobs.

Within a few days of the video upload on YouTube it had been watched more than 400 times.

• To see the Peter Mac lab video visit