2018 seminars




20 December
Professor Richard Pestell

Translational Medical Research 
Baruch S.Blumberg Institute, Philadelphia

"The discovery of a novel cancer target and clinical development of targeted therapy with leronlimab"
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13 December
Professor Robin Daly

Chair of Exercise and Ageing Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition
Deakin University, Melbourne

"Turning 40, Planning for 100: Exercise and nutritional solutions to optimize your muscles, mobility and mind"
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6 December
Dr Denuja Karunakaran

PhD, Associate Scientist
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada

"Knock them down! Therapeutic targeting of RIP kinases to treat cardiometabolic diseases"
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29 November
Dr Kaylene Young

MS Research Australia Macquarie Group Foundation Fellow
Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Tasmania

Professor Allan Kermode

Consultant Neurologist & Head of the Demyelinating Diseases Research
Perron Institute & St John of God Hospital

"Directing myelin plasticity towards myelin repair"
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"Multiple Sclerosis update: east and west"
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20 November
Professor Tambet Teesalu

Tartu University, Estonia

"Development of tumor penetrating peptides for precision cancer medicine"
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08 November
Dr Jim J. O'Connell

President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

"Healthcare for people who are homeless: reflections from the Boston experience"
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01 November
Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch & Prof. Richard Young

Professors at MIT and the Whitehead Institute 
Cambridge, MA USA

 "Epigenetic regulation in development, aging and disease"

 "Phase separation and control of cell identity in mammalian cells"
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25 October
Professor Christobel Saunders AO

Professor of Surgical Oncology
University of Western Australia

"Making your Cancer Research discoveries into better cancer treatments"
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18 October 
Professor Jacques Miller

Emeritus Professor
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

"How the thymus has shaped Immunology and beyond"
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11 October
Nikhilesh Bappoo & Louis Parker

PhD Students, VascLab
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

"Engineering the placenta: Advances in understanding fetal growth restriction"

"Understanding the complex flow patterns of the diseased aorta: A basis for risk quantification and pre-surgical planning"

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4 October
Dr Piotr Kowalczyk

Senior Lecturer in Physics
Murdoch University

"Adsorption and Release of Organics from Engineered Spherical Carbon Beads"
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27 September
Andrew Lucas, PhD

Tissue Regenerative Group,
Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
University of Western Australia

"Use of the pre-clinical model of pneumonectomy for the study of lung regeneration "
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20 September
Dr Ashish Misra

Group Leader, Atherosclerosis & Vascular Remodeling Unit
Heart Research Institute

"Clonal nature of SMC and role of Integrin β3 in vascular disease "
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13 September
Dr Steven Zuryn

Group Leader, Stafford Fox Fellow
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

"Genetic mosaicism of the mitochondrial genome in animals"
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03 September 
Assistant Professor Monkol Lek

Department of Genetics
Yale School of Medicine, CT, USA

"Using large-scale genomic data sets to improve the diagnosis of rare disease"
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23 August
Jayden Rogers

VP Global Partnering
Linear Clinical Research

"Why WA is the next great destination for clinical trials"
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5 July
Professor Ruth Ganns

Woodside Cancer Fellow
Scientific Head of the Cancer Division
Head of the Vascular Biology and Stromal Targeting Laboratory
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research


"Re-Educating the Tumor Microenvironment to Overcome Resistence"
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25 June 
Dr Micha Drukker 

Group Leader, Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation Lab
Head, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Unit
Helmholtz Centre Munich 

"Manufacturing of clinical grade homan iPS cells"
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21 June
Dr Haibo Jiang 

DECRA Fellow, School of Molecular Sciences Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis
The University of Western Australia


"Lipid transport in cardiovascular diseases: insights from direct visualisation and quantification"
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14 June
Professor Ian Smyth

NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Deputy Head of the Anatomy and Developmental Biology Department
Monash University


"Renal form and function: making your kidneys and keeping them happy"
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31 May
A/Professor Alex Swarbrick

Laboratory Head, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Co-Head of the Breast Translational Oncology Program, Kinghorn Cancer Centre

"Discovering new therapeutic strategies for breast cancer at cellular resolution"
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24 May
Professor Jeffrey Keelan

Head of School of Biomedical Sciences University of Western Australia

"The prevention of infection-driven preterm birth: from bench-to-bedside-to-RCT."
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17 May
Jessica Kretzmann

PhD Student, University of Western Australia
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

"Developing non-viral agents to deliver genome engineering technology for breast cancers."
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10 May
Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Head of Molecular Endocrinology and Pharmacology Laboratory
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

"Molecular Pharmacology to Research Translation"
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26 April
Dr Vihandha Wickramasinghe

Head, RNA Biology and Cancer Laboratory
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

"RNA export, alternative splicing and the proteome"
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19 April
A/Professor Phoebe Phillips

Leader of the Pancreatic Cancer Translational Research Group - Deputy Director - Adult Cancer Program,
Lowry Cancer Research Centre University of NSW

"Nanomedicine as a therapy to target ‘undruggable’ genes in pancreatic cancer"
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12 April
Professor Alistair Forrest

Systems Biology and Genomics Laboratory
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

"Insights into cell type specific transcriptomes"
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6 April
Professor Dietmar Hutmacher

Chair of Regenerative Medicine
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology

"Humanized mice Models: The Next Research Frontier in Cancer Research"
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29 March
A/Professor Fiona Pixley

School of Biomedical Sciences University of Western Australia

"Reprogramming the macrophage-driven tumour microenvironment"
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22 March
Professor Benjamin Chow

Professor of Medicine – Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada

"Cardiac Imaging: Where are we and where do we need to go?"
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15 March
Dr Peter Munro

Royal Society University
Research Fellow Department of
Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering University College, London

"Laboratory based X-ray phase imaging for bio-medicine"
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1 March
Professor Peter Siegel

CEO of THz Global Faculty Associate in Electrical Engineering at Caltech Senior Research Scientist Emeritus at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

"Millimeter- and Submillimeter-Wave Applications in Biology: Potential and Challenges."
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22 February
Professor Elaine Holmes

Professor of Chemical Biology Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London

"Analytical and statistical strategies for enhanced metabolic phenotyping and biomarker recovery."
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15 February
Professor Shyam Prabhakar

Associate Director, Integrative Genomics and GIS Lead Computational and Systems Biology, Genome Institute of Singapore

"Single-cell tumor transcriptomics: algorithms and applications"
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