2016 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


18 March

Dr. Andrea Yool,
School of Medicine, University of Adelaide
"Therapeutic potential of novel pharmacological modulators of aquaporin channels in cancer and brain oedema" Neil Spratt

8 April

Prof Bruce McManus
The University of British Columbia

"The Bloody Road to Biomarker Validation and Implementation – A Compelling, Complicated Journey" Darryl Knight

15 April

Samantha Richardson,
PhD - RMIT University
"Evolution of transthyretin from uricase to thyroid hormone distributor: implications for multiple sclerosis research" Fatemeh Moheimani

22 April

Research Accounting Seminar Research Accounting Seminar  
28 April Prof George Augustine
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 
"Optogenetic mapping of cerebellar circuits" Brett Graham
20 May Dr Victor Anggono
Brain Institute
University of Queensland
“Molecular mechanisms of Glutamate Receptor Trafficking” Estelle Sontag
10 June
Prof Neil Sims
Flinders University
"Astrocytes in Stroke: influences on tissue" Robbie MacCaulay 
17 June Prof. John Aitken
University of Newcastle

"How commercial interests, education and pollution are killing our species"

Darryl Knight
Tuesday 21 June
Start time 12pm
Prof John Rudd
The Chinese University
of Hong Kong

"Anti-Emetic Discovery: Detecting Off-Target Effects”

Eugene Nalivaiko

1 July

Prof. Steve Wilton
Murdoch University
“Therapeutic alternative splicing:  proof-of-concept with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other applications” Darryl Knight

8 July

Prof. Roberto Cappai 
University of Melbourne

"Molecular determinants of alpha-synuclein aggregation and toxicity ­ implications for Parkinson's disease"

Liz Milward

22 July

Dr Sukhwinder Sohal
University of Tasmania

“Epithelial and endothelial cell plasticity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)”

Phil Hansbro

29 July

A/Prof. Liz Milward
University of Newcastle 

"Iron Head - Pathological relationships of iron and myelin may be a common mechanism in various rare and common CNS diseases"

Kathryn Skelding

5 August

Dr Helen Williams
University of Sydney

"Monocytes and macrophages in cardiovascular disease"

Manohar Garg

12 August

Prof. David Small
University of Tasmania
“Emerging ideas in our understanding of the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease” Liz Milward

19 August

Dr Kelly Clemens
“The role of cues in smoking: From behaviour to genes and back again” Chris Dayas
26 August Dr Bernhard Schmidt Chemnitz Medical Centre, Germany “A procedure of a non-invasive assessment of intracranial pressure” Neil Spratt
2 September Prof Chris Garland
Oxford University

"Endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization (EDH) and microvascular signalling microdomains"

Dirk Van Helden
9 September A/Prof Geraint Rogers
South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute
"Microbiome analysis;
a tool for understanding respiratory disease"
Lisa Wood

16 September

Dr. Jamie Flynn
University of Newcastle
"Methods in 3D histology and imaging" Kathryn Skelding
30 September Andrew Boyle &
Saxon White
University of Newcastle
“Cardiac Afferents and Cardiac Failure: genius or wishful thinking" Kathryn Skelding
A/Prof Daniella Triani &
Prof Paul Young
University of Sydney

Innovation In Respiratory Technology at the Woolcock

Phil Hansbro
14 October Adjanie Patabendige   
University of Newcastle
“Modelling the blood-brain barrier for studying neurovascular pathology”

Neil Spratt

28 October at HMRI

Prof. Nick Spencer
Flinder's University

“Visceral Sensation: What have we learnt and we are we going ?”

Brett Graham
4 November

Dr Ben Roediger
Centenary Institute

"Type 2 skin inflammation and the atopic march" Phil Hansbro

18 November

A/Prof Will Wong
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD

"Fat Hormones and Metabolic Control"

Phil Hansbro
                     25 November

A/Prof Michaela Lucas

Dr Andrew Lucas, PhD
University of Western Australia

 "Network analysis of sterile inflammation in organ transplantation"

 "Investigation of IGF-1 as a key driver of lung regeneration"
Phil Hansbro
2 December

Prof Andrew Brown
University of NSW

"A leisurely stroll around cholesterol”

Doug Smith
  8 December Professor Lei Fu
School of Pharmacy,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
“Exploratory Research on Human Hibernation with Structural and Functional Models of Cytochrome c Oxidase" Darryl Knight