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)

DateSpeakerTitleHost
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 15thAvailable  
August 22thA/Prof Steven Petrou, Florey Institute of Neuroscience, University of MelbourneTitle TBCBob 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 5thProf John Challis, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Medical Research), University of Western AustraliaDevelopmental programming of later life diseasesDarryl Knight
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 19thAvailable  
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 NewcastleUterine ageing and cancerBrett Graham
October 17thAvailable  
October 24thAvailable  
October 31stAvailable  
November 7thAvailable  
November 14thAvailable  
November 21stAvailable  
December 5thAvailable