2019 Seminar Schedule

We offer students the opportunity to attend our seminars which feature specialists in the areas of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy.

Location for all seminars
Alternating between Callaghan MS202 and HMRI

New start time
4pm Friday

Seminar inquiries  
Email: sbsp-seminars@newcastle.edu.au
Contacts: Dr Heather Lee, Dr Melissa Tadros and Dr Gerard Kaiko

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Tuesday
15 January 2019
Callaghan
Prof Luis de Lecca
Stanford University
To sleep or not to sleep: neural control of brain statesProf Chris Dayas
Friday
22 February 2019
HMRI
A/Prof Clare Stirzaker
The Garvan Institute 
Epigenetic deregulation in cancer – implications for clinical utilityDr Heather Lee
Wednesday
27 February 2019
HMRI

Dr Daniel Beard
University of Oxford

Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) as a potential target for neurovascular protection following ischaemic stroke

Prof Neil Spratt

Friday
8 March 2019
HMRI
A/Prof Grant Gordon
University of Calgary
Astrocytes in the hungry brain: controlling blood flow and feeding synapsesProf Chris Dayas
Friday
15 March 2019
Callaghan
A/Prof Timothy Bredy
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
The what, when, where and how of new DNA modifications in the brainProf Chris Dayas
Friday
22 March 2019
HMRI
A/Prof James Jancovich
California State University
Ambystoma tigrinum virus: from discovery to application of a cold blooded killerA/Prof Nathan Bartlett
Friday
29 March 2019
Callaghan
(Teleconference HMRI Caves)

A/Prof Kirsty Pringle
and
Ms Debbie  Booth,
UON Faculty Librarian

Swings and roundabouts on the path to success
and
Research citation metrics and how to measure them effectively
Dr Melissa Tadros
Friday
5 April 2019
HMRI
Dr Joseph Powell
The Garvan Institute
Using single cell sequencing to diagnose and tailor personalized treatment for lung diseaseDr Heather Lee
Friday
12 April 2019
Callaghan
Dr David Croucher
The Garvan Institute
All kinds of JNK: How one kinase can be an oncogene, tumour suppressor and apoptotic mediatorDr Matt Dun
Friday
19 April 2019
 NO SEMINAR - GOOD FRIDAY 
Friday
26 April  2019
 NO SEMINAR - HOLIDAYS 
Friday
3 May 2019
HMRI
Prof Christine Wells
University of Melbourne
Modelling macrophages: the iMAC atlas and the in vitro cell with an identity crisisDr Heather Lee
Friday
10 May 2019
Callaghan
TBATBATBA
Friday
17 May 2019
Caves, HMRI
Dr Michelle Wong-Brown
&
Dr Alexandra Brown
UON
Investigation of DNA repair and the epigenome in chemoresistant high-grade serous ovarian cancer
&
Predisposition to secondary bacterial pneumonia
Dr Heather Lee

Monday
**11-12 noon**
20 May 2019
MS202 Callaghan

Prof Kevin P. Francis
PerkinElmer & 
Visiting Professor at UCLA & Texas A&M

**Special School Seminar**
(light lunch provided after seminar)

Monitoring Disease States in Live Animals Using Non-invasive Optical Imaging

A/Prof Nikki Verrills

Friday
**3-4pm**
24 May 2019
LSTH, Callaghan

Prof Ernst Wolvertang
Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
University of Queensland
Functional genomics approaches to neurological diseases with human induced pluripotent cellsDr Heather Lee
Friday
31 May 2019
HMRI
Prof Liz Milward and Ritu Aryal
UON
Iron Wars: Collateral Damage or Resident Evil?Dr Melissa Tadros
Friday
7 June 2019
 NO SEMINAR - ASMR MEETING 
Friday
14 June 2019
HMRI
Prof Georges Grau
Department of Pathology,
The University of Sydney
Extracellular vesicles as important players in immunopathologyDr Adjanie Patabendige

Friday
28 June 2019
HMRI

Prof Ian Campbell
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute

Validating new and old breast cancer susceptibility gene candidates

Laureate Prof Rodney Scott
Friday
5 July 2019
Callaghan MS202

Prof Glenda Halliday
Brain and Mind Centre,
The University of Sydney

Are neurons really the most important in neurodegenerative diseases?A/Prof Phil Jobling
Friday
12 July 2019
 NO SEMINAR - HOLIDAYS 
Friday
19 July 2019
 NO SEMINAR - HOLIDAYS 

**Wednesday**
24 July 2019
HMRI
Caves Theatre

**Special seminar: International Speakers**

12 noon
Dr Nick Powell,
King’s College London and Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

1pm
Prof Bill Chey
University of Michigan

Dr Powell: Interleukin 22 – hunting the wolf in sheep’s clothing





Prof Chey: Small intestinal disease and microbial overgrowth

External
Friday
26 July 2019
Caves, HMRI
Dr Jude Weidenhofer,
UON
Discovering the potential of prostate cancer extracellular vesiclesN/A
Friday
2 August 2019
Callaghan MS202
TBATBA 
Friday
9 August 2019
HMRI
TBATBA 
Friday
16 August 2019
Callaghan, MS202

A/Prof Doan Ngo
UON

Cardiovascular complications of cancer and cancer treatment: it is important?Dr Melissa Tadros

**Wednesday**
21 August 2019
12 noon
Callaghan MS202

**Special Seminar: International Speaker**

Dr Viviana Mucci
Zurich University Hospital
Overview on aerospace medicine: what happens when your body is exposed to microgravity and the relevance of space researchA/Prof Eugene Nalivaiko
Friday
23 August 2019
HMRI, Caves
Dr Kirston Barton
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Clinical Applications of Oxford Nanopore SequencingL/Prof Rodney Scott

Friday
30 August 2019
Callaghan

**SPECIAL TIME:
12 noon-1.30pm
STHG01
Science Theatre

Dr Maria Hernandez-Valladares
University of Sydney
(visiting scientist)
&
University of Bergen 
Proteome changes that drive acute myeloid leukaemia patients to relapseA/Prof Nikki Verrills
Friday
6 September 2019
HMRI, Caves
Prof Kanta Subbarao
University of Melbourne
Seasonal and Pandemic InfluenzaA/Prof Nathan Bartlett
Friday
13 September 2019
Callaghan, MS202
Prof Bradshaw
University of San Francisco
TBAProf Hubert Hondermarck
Friday
20 September 2019
HMRI, Caves
A/Prof Enzo Porrello
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Cardiac regeneration: staying young at heartDr Gerard Kaiko
Friday
27 September 2019
Callaghan, MS202
Dr Sean Humphrey
University of Sydney
TBADavid Skerrett-Byrne
Friday
4 October 2019
NO SEMINARNO SEMINAR 
Friday
11 October 2019
NO SEMINARNO SEMINAR 
Friday
18 October 2019
HMRI, Caves
Prof Lisa Wood
&
Cherry Thompson
UON
Nutritional strategies for Asthma
&
Effects is macronutrient intake on bronchodilator responses in asthma
Dr Melissa Tadros
Friday
25 October 2019
Callaghan, MS202

Dr Natasha Kumar
University of NSW
Department of Pharmacology
School of Medical Sciences

Molecular mechanisms of central respiratory chemoreceptionDr Melissa Tadros
Friday
1 November 2019
HMRI, Caves
Prof David Reid
QIMR/Queensland Health
TBAA/Prof Jay Horvat
Friday
8 November 2019
Newcastle Town Hall
NO SEMINARHunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) Symposium @ Town HallN/A
Friday
15 November 2019
HMRI, Caves
Prof Benjamin Marsland
Monash University
TBADr Gerard Kaiko
Friday
22 November 2019
HMRI, Caves
TBATBA 
Friday
29 November 2019
TBATBA

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