Seminars

Seminars 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12-1pm
Associate Professor Joseph (Sefi) Rosenbluh
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University; Director of Functional Genomics, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Large scale CRISPR loss of function screens identify regulators and targets in β-catenin driven cancers 
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12-1pm
Professor John Christodoulou
Theme Director, Genetics Research & Head, Neurodevelopmental Genomics Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; Chair of Genomic Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.
Next generation sequencing at the coalface: triumphs trials and tribulations
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 31 August 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Richard P Harvey
Deputy Director and Head of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Regulation and therapeutic targeting of mesenchymal stem cells in the adult mammalian heart
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Linda J Richards
Deputy Director (Research), NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Head of Brain Development and Disorders Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Understanding the causes of developmental dysgenesis of the corpus callosum
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12-1pm
Dr David Godler
Group Leader and Senior Research Fellow, Cyto-Molecular Diagnostics Research Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Detection of low level mosaicism using High Resolution Melt, droplet digital PCR and single cell RNA sequencing: prognostic, diagnostic and screening applications
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Sharad Kumar
Laboratory Head, Molecular Regulation Laboratory; NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow; Co-director, Centre for Cancer Biology, University of South Australia
Roles of protein ubiquitination in physiology and disease
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 12-1pm
Associate Professor Seth Masters
Laboratory Head, Inflammasomes and Autoinflammatory Laboratory, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
New mechanisms of inflammasome activation and autoinflammatory disease
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Brendan Jenkins
Research Group Head, Cancer and Immune Signalling, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Uncovering the role of innate immune receptors in cancer
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12-1pm
Associate Professor Mikael Martino
Group Leader Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University
Delivering Morphogens and Immunomodulators to Promote Tissue Regeneration
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 12-1pm
Associate Professor Andrew Wei
Group Leader, Leukaemia Research Group, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University
Precision molecules to transform the therapeutic landscape in AML
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 12-1pm
Dr Patrick Western
Research Group Head, Germ Cell Development and Epigenetics, Centre for Genetics Diseases, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Epigenetic programming in the germline: setting the foundation for the next generation
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Just St. John
Head of the Centre for Genetic Disease and Group Head Mitochondrial Genetics Group, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Mitochondrial DNA, why bother?
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Mark Cooper
Professor of Medicine at Concord Clinical School; Head of Adrenal Steroid Lab at ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney
Glucocorticoid action in bone, beyond osteoporosis?
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Leann Tilley
Head of Laboratory, Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne
Measuring and modelling malaria parasites
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Anthony Purcell
Deputy Head (Research), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University
Insidious or ingenious? New insights into the complexity of antigen presentation
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Ricky Johnstone
Associate Director, Laboratory Research Head of Gene Regulation Laboratory, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Identifying and exploiting genetic and epigenetic dependencies in cancer
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Helen Truby
Head of Department of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food at Monash University
Nutrition in Pregnancy – a Tale of 3 Generations
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12-1pm
Dr Kara Britt
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Targeting the cells that mediate breast cancer risk to lower incidence
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Richard Boyd
Chief Scientific Officer, Cartherics Pty Ltd; Honorary Fellow, Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Adjunct Professor, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University
Next generation cellular immunotherapy: steering the CAR-T’s to the clinic
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Richard Saffery
Group Leader, Cancer and Disease Epigenetics from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Epigenetics and early life programming of disease risk in humans
Hudson Institute Building, Level 3, Boardrooms A&B

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Elizabeth Hartland
University of Melbourne
Cell death and bacterial diarrhoea
MMC Lecture Theatre 1

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Katharina Gaus
UNSW
T cell receptor clustering – a mechanism of signal transduction
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Gilda Tachedijian
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, and Head of Life Sciences Discipline and Retroviral Biology and Antivirals Laboratory at Burnet Insitute
Role of the vaginal microbiota in HIV susceptibility
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Emad El Omar
Professor of Medicine at St George & Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales and Editor in Chief of GUT
The role of the gut microbiota in health and disease
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Terry Johns
Research Group Head, Oncogenic Signalling, Hudson Institute of Medical Research; Professor of Cancer Biology, Monash University and Director of the Brain Cancer Discovery Collaborative
Novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of high grade glioma
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 12-1pm
Dr Damien Hudson
Joint Head of Chromosome Research at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Chromosome structure, genome instability and disease
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12-1pm
Associate Professor Nathan Pavlos
Deputy Director (Research) and Head, Cellular Orthopaedic Laboratory, Centre for Orthopaedic Research, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia
Sorting out the skeleton: the role of intracellular trafficking in bone homeostasis and disease
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Shelley Berger
Daniel S. Och University Professor at University of Pennsylvania and Director of Epigenetics Institute, Penn School of Medicine
Epigenetic pathways as targets in human disease
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Thursday, 8 February 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Patrick Tan
Professor of Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Genomic and Epigenetic Profiles of Asian Digestive Tract Cancers
Hudson Institute Building, Level 3, Boardrooms A&B

Seminars 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Evan Simpson
Director Emeritus, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Honorary Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Monash University
Obesity, inflammation and the microbiome- partners in breast cancer risk
Lecture Theatre 1, Monash Medical Centre.

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Karen Chapman
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Glucocorticoids and fetal heart maturation:  implications for prematurity and fetal programming
Lecture Theatre 1, Monash Medical Centre.

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Bill Ballard
Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences , University of New South Wales
Diet influences the frequency of Drosophila mtDNA haplotypes in laboratory population cages: The incomplete story
Lecture Theatre 1, Monash Medical Centre.

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12-1pm
Associate Professor Tim Moss
Deputy Director, The Ritchie Centre; Research Group Head, Perinatal Inflammation
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Unravelling the effects of intrauterine inflammation on lung development
Lecture Theatre 1, Monash Medical Centre
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Thursday, 9 June 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Ingrid Scheffer
Chair, Paediatric Neurology Research, University of Melbourne and Florey Institute
Lecture Theatre 1

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Roger Pocock
Veski Innovation Fellow, Head Neuronal Development and Plasticity Laboratory, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Lecture Theatre 1

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Sharron Lewin
Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Lecture Theatre 1
Tackling HIV persistence: tickle, shock or kill

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Trevor Lithgow
ARC Australian Laureate Fellow,
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Lecture Theatre 1

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Colby Zaph
Veski Innovation Fellow, Head Mucosal Immunity and Inflammation Lab,
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Lecture Theatre 1

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Paul Hertzog
Director, Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Hudson Institute
Lecture Theatre 1

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 12-1pm
Professor Jenny Graves
Distinguished Professor,
School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University
Lecture Theatre 1