Our seminars features specialists in the field of biomedical sciences and pharmacy.

2014 Seminar schedule

We offer students the opportunity to attend our seminars who feature specialists in the area of biomedical sciences and pharmacy.

Location for all seminars: Location: MS202, Newcastle Campus, Callaghan

Start Time:  Fridays 12:15 pm (unless otherwise noted)

February 21stDr Heather Lee, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UKDNA Methylation Dynamics in Development and CancerNikki Verrills
March 27th (Thursday) 12-1pmSpecial seminar: Dr Eddy Pasquier, Children's Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSWMetronomics: a new way of thinking chemotherapyMatt Dun
March 28thA/Prof Scott Tebbutt, Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, VancouverDeconvolving blood cell-specific signatures of acute organ rejectionDarryl Knight
April 2nd (Wednesday)Special seminar: Prof Valdir Braga, Director of Biotechnology Centre, Federal University of Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, BrazilNatural products with antihypertensive properties: Focus on oxidative stressEugene Nalivaiko
April 4thDr Karin Borges, University of QueenslandFrom Bench to Bedside: Metabolic treatments for neurological diseaseEstelle Sontag
April 11thDr. Craig Gedye, Dept of Medical Oncology, Calvary Mater NewcastleInterrogating Complexity in Cancer: How rare are "cancer stem cells"? What is renal cell "carcinoma"?Hubert Hondermarck
April 14th (Monday 12-1pm, HMRI)Special seminar at HMRI: Emeritus Professor James Hogg, University of British ColumbiaThe Host Response to its Lung Microbiome in COPDDarryl Knight
May 1st (Thursday)Special seminar: Dr Alison Thorburn , Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences,Monash UniversityThe effect of maternal diet on immunity, epigenetics and microbiome in allergic diseasePhil Hansbro
May 16thProf Rick Middleton, School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science, University of NewcastleICa Stress in SNc Neurons: An in-silico model, and links to Parkinson's DiseaseDirk Van Helden
May 23thProf Marc Landry, Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux, FranceCalcium-dependent hyperexcitability of spinal neuronsBob Callister
June 6thProf Darryl Knight, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of NewcastleModelling disease - What actually are we modelling?Brett Graham
June 13thProf Roberto Cappai, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne Delineating the physiological and pathological function of the Amyloid Precursor Protein family - beyond a role in Alzheimer's diseasePhilip Dickson
June 20thDr Viive Howell, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of SydneySleeping Beauty: a mouse model for all cancersPradeep Tanwar
June 27thDr Lisa Foa, School of Medicine, Menzies Research Institute, University of TasmaniaDirecting axon navigation: How does calcium do it?Phil Jobling
July 4thPOSTPONED to August 8th Emeritus Professor Saxon White, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of NewcastleThe brave new world: carotid body excision for hypertension management in manBrett Graham
July 11thProf Lois Salamonsen, Centre for Reproductive, MIMR-PHI Institute
Health Monash University
The microenvironment of human embryo  implantation: a determinant of reproductive successPradeep Tanwar
July 16th Wednesday (11.00-12.30, HMRI)Special seminar at HMRI: Prof Mark Morrison, Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland Metagenomic analyses of the gut microbiota: The "x-factor" in Genotype x Environment x Lifestyle interactions of IBD?Simon Keely
July 31st (Thursday)Special seminar: Prof Ian Adcock, National Heart and Lung Institute LondonStudies of steroid resistance in chronic airways diseasePhil Hansbro
August 1stProf Joe Lynch, QLD Brain Institute, University of QueenslandGlycinergic synapses in the spinal cord: their relevance to chronic pain and its treatmentBrett Graham
August 8thEmeritus Professor Saxon White, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of NewcastleThe brave new world: carotid body excision for hypertension management in manBrett Graham
August 15thLucy Murtha (PhD Candidate) and Dr Lin Ong, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle"Is cerebral oedema really the cause of intracrainial pressure elevation post-stroke?"  "The role of inflammation and dopamine synthesis in Parkinson's disease"Brett Graham
August 22thA/Prof Steven Petrou, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of MelbourneNovel approaches for revealing pathological and drug efficacy markers in genetic epilepsyBob Callister
August 29th (HMRI)Seminar at HMRI: Dr Graeme Zosky, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of TasmaniaShining a light on vitamin D and asthmaPhil Hansbro
September 12th

Prof Andrew Boyle, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Head of Discipline, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

The Ageing HeartBrett Graham
September 26thEmeritus Professor Roger Dampney, School of Medical Sciences, University of SydneyCommand neurons in the midbrain generating coordinated cardiovascular, respiratory and somatomotor responses to alerting stimuliSaxon White
October 10thDr Pradeep Tanwar, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of NewcastleTargeting mTOR signaling in human ovarian cancerBrett Graham
October 17th (HMRI)Dr Sandra Nicholson, Walter and Elisa Hall Institute, MelbourneRegulation of innate anti-viral immunityPhil Hansbro
October 24thProf Robert Shepherd, Medical Bionics, University of Melbourne Neural Prostheses: practical applications in neuroscienceAlan Brichta
October 31stProf Andrew Allen, Department of Physiology, University of  MelbourneDoes an answer to hypertension lie in breathing?Chris Dayas
November 7thA/Prof Kevin Morris, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of NSWGenomic dark matter: the complexity of non-coding RNAs from mechanism to therapeutic Chris Dayas
November 14thTylie Bayliss and Susan Baker, Strategy, Planning and Performance / Research Services, University of NewcastleResearch Ranking talk - Strategy, Planning & Performance Brett Graham
November 21stDr Emmanuelle Fantino, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, University of QueenslandBorder Security. The Airway Epithelium on the Frontline (Innate Immunity in Paediatric Respiratory Diseases and Inflammation)Hubert Hondermarck
November 28thProf.Richard Rabbitt, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT  Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MASynapses Tickled Pink and the Origin of Infrared Light ExcitabilityRebecca Lim
December 5th (HMRI)Dr Matt Dun, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of NewcastleThe Yin and the Yang of acute myeloid leukaemia. Targeting tumour suppressors and unravelling kinase networks to find a cureBrett Graham