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

2015 Seminar schedule

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

Location for all seminars: MS202, Newcastle Campus, Callaghan

NEW START TIME:  Fridays 12:45 pm (unless otherwise noted)

Seminar enquiries : Kathryn Skelding

DateSpeakerTitleHost
March 20th at HMRIDr Nikola Bowden, HMRI, University of NewcastleTargeting DNA repair to overcome chemoresistance in melanoma and ovarian cancer.Kathryn Skelding
April 1st (HMRI, Wednesday 4.30 pm)Special Seminar: Dr Alex Swarbrick , Kinghorn Cancer Center, Garvan Institute, SydneyHedgehog signalling as a novel therapeutic target for triple negative breast cancer.Matt Dun
April 24thDr Annemiek Beverdam, University of New South WalesYAP is molecular switch in epidermal stem cell proliferation and differentiation.Pradeep Tanwar
May 8thDr Jessica Holien, St Vincent's Institute, MelbourneDesigning Protein-Protein Inhibitors.Kathryn Skelding
May 15thDr. Thomas Fath, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, SydneyDiversity and Function of the Neuronal Actin Cytoskeleton – Implications in Development and Disease.Estelle Sontag
May 22ndCrystal Naudin, PhD student, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle The Tetraspanin CD151's Role in the Kidney and Mapping of Genetic Modifiers of Glomerular Disease.Kathryn Skelding
June 5thDr Christine Napier, Children's Medical Research Institute, SydneyChromosome end protection and the road to cancer.Kathryn Skelding
June 12thProf Ross Vlahos, RMIT UniversityTargeting novel oxidant-dependent mechanisms to treat acute and chronic lung diseases.Darryl Knight
June 19thProf Russ Chess-Williams, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond UniversityAnti-cancer effects of alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonists.Dirk Van Helden
June 26thDr Sarah Gordon, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne Synaptic vesicle recycling in health and disease.Phil Dickson
July 3rdAssistant Professor James Elliott, Northwestern University, ChicagoDemystifying the Whiplash Condition - from Protons to Prognosis.Phil Bolton
July 10thDr Jill Larsen, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research InstituteIdentifying 'cooperative' mutations in non-small cell lung carcinoma using immortalised human bronchial epithelial cells.Kathryn Skelding
July 17thDr Nathan Bartlett, HMRI, University of NewcastleThe airway epithelium-immune interface and virus-induced asthma.Kathryn Skelding
July 31stProf Allison Cowin, University of South AustraliaCytoskeletal regulation of wound healing and inflammation.Phil Hansbro
August 7thEmeritus Prof Saxon White, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle The New Physiology of Stress: Claude Bernard, Walter Cannon and Tony Abbott.Kathryn Skelding
August 14thProf Robert Medcalf, Fibrinolysis and Gene Regulation Laboratory, Monash UniversityThe fibrinolytic (plasminogen activating) system: for blood clots or for the CNS?Neil Spratt
August 21stDr Irfan Beig and Dr Ee Cheng Khor - Scientific Liasion Sigma-Aldrich

Latest Trend in Genome Editing by CRISPR/Cas 9.

Kathryn Skelding
August 28thDanielle Bond and Jay Pundavela, PhD Students, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of NewcastleDanielle:"Post-transcriptional Regulation of Tetraspanins CD151 & CD9 by miRNAs in Breast and Prostate Cancers" and Jay:"ProNGF / NGF and nerve infiltration in prostate and breast cancer".Kathryn Skelding
September 4thAvailable  
September 11thA/Prof Kuldip Sidhu, UNSW, SydneyPatient-derived stem cells - new paradigm in human medicine.Peter Howe
September 18thDr Linda Rehaume, Diamantina Institute, University of QueenslandHost immunogenetic background disrupts the relationship between microbiota and gut mucosa leading to spondyloarthritis and ileitis.Phil Hansbro
September 25thAvailable  
October 2ndAvailable  
October 9thA/Prof Estelle Sontag, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of NewcastleProtein phosphatase 2A: The Trojan horse of Alzheimer's disease.Kathryn Skelding
October 16thDr Snezana Kusljic, School of Health Sciences, University of MelbournePolypharmacy, age-dependent physiological changes and risk of falls in older people.Karen Kerr
October 23rdDr Laura Corbit, Brain and Mind Institute, University of SydneyUnderstanding the effects of diet on decision making and the neural circuits underlying behavioural control.Chris Dayas
October 30thDr Yoichiro Otsuka, School of Medicine, Flinders University of South AustraliaTBCEugene Nalivaiko
November 6thA/Prof Luke Henderson, University of Sydney Central Changes in Chronic Pain.Philip Bolton
November 20thAvailable  
November 27thAvailable  
December 4thAvailable