2016 seminars

 

Date

Speaker

Topic     

19 December
Associate Professor Dominic C. Voon 

Cancer Research Institute & Institute for Frontier Science Initiative
Kanazawa Univeristy, Japan 

"MicroRNA-135b acts as a node of convergence for multiple oncogenic pathways in gastrointestinal carcinogenesis"
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8 December
Professor Shulamit Levenberg 

Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology 

"Engineering Vascularised Tissue Constructs"

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2 December
Dr Irina Kabakova

Physics Department, Imperial College London

"Brillouin imaging for micromechanical characterisation of biomaterials"

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1 December
Professor Graeme Milligan

Centre for Translational Pharmacology,
Institute of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology
University of Glasgow 

"Overcoming species-specific pharmacological variation in drug targets by production of humanized mouse lines"

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3 November
Assistant Professor Juliana Hamzah

Laboratory Head, Targeted Drug Delivery, Imaging and Therapy
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research 

"Tissue homing peptides for targeted drug delivery – small but mighty!"

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27 October
Professor Anthony Hannan

Head of the Epigenetics and Neural Plasticity Laboratory
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne

"Gene-environment interactions mediating experience-dependent plasticity in the healthy and diseased brain"

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20 October
Dr Ricky W Johnstone 

Head of the Gene Regulation Laboratory
Peter MacCallum Cancer Center

"Worlds Colliding: Advanced Anticancer Responses through Functional Interplay Between Epigenetic and Immuno-Therapies"
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13 October
Dr Gijs van Soest

Erasmus University Medical Centre
Thorax Center Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, 
The Netherlands

"Imaging of atherosclerosis with light and sound"
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29 September
Dr Brendan Kennedy

Bioimaging Research and Innovation for Translational Engineering Laboratory
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

"Micro-elastography: towards intraoperative tumour margin assessment in breast-conserving surgery."

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27 September
Dr Bradley Launikonis

Australian Research Council Future Fellow
The Muscle Research Lab, University of Queensland

"Activity of the human skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor in health and malignant hyperthermia"

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8 September
Mr Simon Handford

Associate Director, Research Development & Innovation
University of Western Australia

"The do’s and don’ts of commercializing your medical research!" 

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1 September
Associate Professor Melinda Fitzgerald

Neuroscience Researcher
University of Western Australia

"Strategies to limit spreading damage following neurotrauma"  

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25 August

Adjunct Associate Professor Bruno Meloni 

Head, Stroke Laboratory Research
Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute (WANRI)

"Poly-arginine and Arginine-rich Peptides and Neuroprotection."
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18 August

Associate Professor Kevin Grimes

Co-director of the SPARK Program in Translational Research
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine

"The SPARK Approach to Biotech Development in Academia."
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11 August

Dr Jennifer Rodger 

NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia

"Brain stimulation in animal models: is it worth the effort?"
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4 August

 

Associate Professor Julian Heng

Head, Brain Growth & Diseases Laboratory
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

"Developing scalable assays to diagnose causative genetic mutations which underlie human brain disorders"
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28 July
Dr Marnie Blewitt

NHMRC RD Wright Fellow
Co-Chair of the WEHI Gender Equity Committee
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute 

"Setting up screening systems for epigenetic modifiers and characterizing the molecular mechanisms of epigenetic control." 

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21 July
Dr Barry Doyle

Head, Vascular Engineering Laboratory
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

"Vascular Engineering@Perkins" 

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14 July
Manuel Irimia
EMBL/CRG Research Unit in Systems Biology 

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) 
Barcelona, Spain 

 "A highly conserved program of neuronal microexons is misregulated in autistic brains"

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7 July
Dr Justin Yerbury

Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Medical and Molecular
Bioscience University of Wollongong

"The fine balancing act of protein homeostasis in ALS"

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23 June
Dr Joost Lesterhuis

John Stocker Research Fellow 
School of Medicine & Pharmacology & National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases University of Western Australia

"Something old, something new: marrying cancer immunotherapy with other drugs"

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16 June
Dr Mat Francois

Molecular geneticist specialized in transcription factor biology in developmental genetics University of Queensland, IMB, Brisbane

"Drugging the undruggable: pharmacological modulation of transcription factors"

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9 June
Dr Kristy Swiderski

Post-Doctoral Fellow 
Basic and Clinical Myology Laboratory, Department of Physiology 
University of Melbourne

"Role of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex (DGC) in muscle wasting"

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2 June
Dr Chris Langmead 

Head of the Servier Drug Program 
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

"Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Allosteric Targeting of Muscarinic Receptors in CNS Disorders"

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31 May
Professor Neil Watkins

Clinician-Scientist
Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney

"Lung Cancer: All Roads Lead to Platinum"

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26 May
Professor Robert Holt

Senior Scientist & Head of Sequencing 
British Columbia Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre, Vancouver

"The neoantigen repertoire of solid tumours (and what to do about it)"

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19 May
Professor Christopher Parish

Leader, Cancer and Vascular Biology Group 
John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University 

"Development of an antidote for histone-mediated pathologies"

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12 May

Elliot Sollis 

PhDStudent, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics 
Nijmegen, the Netherlands

 

"Functional characterization of de novo FOXP1 variants in intellectual disability with speech and language impairment" 

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16 March

Dr Joaquín Arribas
Director of Preclinical Research, Head of the Growth Factors Laboratory 
Vall D’Hebron Institute of Oncology

"Cellular Senescence and Immune Infiltration in HER2-positive Breast Cancer"

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17-18 March

ASCEPT Symposium

Molecular Medicine: Discovering the Next Generation of Therapeutics

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17 March

Dr Karen J Gregory
Drug Discovery Biology
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Monash University

Molecular insights into metabotropic glutamate receptor allosteric modulation

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