Seminars

Seminars 2018

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12-1pm
Prof Arjan B. te Pas, PhD
Senior Consultant Neonatologist
Department of Paediatrics, Leiden University Medical Centre
Supporting and Stimulating Breathing Effort of Preterm Infants at Birth.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12-1pm
Prof Francisco García-del Portillo, PhD
Dept. Microbial Biotechnology, National Centre for Biotechology (CNB)-CSIC, Madrid
Peptidoglycan and the salmonella intracellular lifestyle.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 28 June 2018, 12-1pm
A/Prof Stephanie Gras, PhD
Monash Senior Research Fellow
Infection and Immunity Discovery Program, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedicine Discovery Institute
An investigation of CD4+ TCR recognition of an immunodominant HIV epitope in controller individuals.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12-1pm
Dr John R. McCarrey, PhD
Kleberg Distinguished University Chair in Cellular & Molecular Biology
Director, San Antonio Cellular Therapeutics Institute, Department of Biology University of Texas at San Antonio
On the origin of spermatogonial stem cells: the Golden Boy Hypothesis.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12-1pm
Dr Carlos Salomon, PhD, DMedSc, MSc
Senior Lions Medical Research Foundation Fellow
Head, Exosome Biology Laboratory, Centre for Clinical Diagnostics, UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Extracellular vesicles everywhere – Potential diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12-1pm
Prof Katerina Hortova, PhD
Group of Reproductive Biology, Institute of Biotechnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, BIOCEV, Czech Republic
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
From protein domain dynamics to new diagnostic markers for gaete selection that enhance human assisted reproduction success.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12-1pm
Prof Carola Vinuesa, PhD
Co-Director, Centre for Personalised Immunology, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence
Australian National University, Canberra
New insights into the regulation of antibody responses.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12-1pm
Dr Carmela Ricciardelli, PhD
Research Fellow, Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide
Tumour-Host signalling pathways: identification of novel ovarian cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 17 May 2018, 12-1pm
Prof Andreas Strasser, PhD
Joint Division Head, Molecular Genetics of Cancer Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
How does the tumour suppressor, p53, protect us from Cancer?
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 10 May 2018, 12-1pm
Prof Michael W. Parker, DPhil (Oxon) FAA FAHMS
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne
Molecular mechanisms of cell signalling by the betacommon family of cytokine receptors.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 3 May 2018, 12-1pm
Prof Sally Dunwoodie, PhD
Head, Embryology Laboratory, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Identifying the genetic and environmental causes of birth defects.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 26 April 2018, 12-1pm
Dr C. Glenn Begley, MB, BS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCPath, FAHMS
CEO, Biocurate
Challenges facing Translational Research across the Yarra and around the World.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12-1pm
A/Prof Livia Hool, PhD, FAHA, FCSANZ
Head, Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Laboratory, School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
The University of Western Australia
Gene therapy regime that restores mitochondrial function and prevents mdx cardiomyopathy.
MMC, Lecture Theatre 1
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Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12-1pm
Prof Rebecca Ritchie, PhD
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute
Therapeutic approaches for limiting cardiac injury after heart attack.
MMC, Lecture Theatre 1
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Thursday, 5 April 2018, 12-1pm
Prof Andrew Hill, BSc (Hons), DIC, PhD
Director, RFA Understanding Disease;
Director, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science
The role of extracellular vesicles in neurodegenerative diseases.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 29 March 2018, 12-1pm
Dr Paul Gregorevic, PhD
NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellow;
Head, Muscle Research & Therapeutics, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute
Investigating new roles for the TGF-beta network in skeletal muscle. 
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 22 March 2018, 12-1pm
A/Prof Bob Wong, PhD
Head, Behavioral Ecology Research Group, Monash University
Let’s talk about sex: an evolutionary perspective. 
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 15 February 2018, 12-1pm
Dr Kirsten McEwen, PhD
Fellow, Imperial College London
Regulatory Mechanisms of Transcriptional Heterogeneity. 
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Seminars 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Arthur P. Arnold
Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology & Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA;
Founding Editor-in-Chief of Biology of Sex Differences; Director of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences.
Rethinking Sex Determination of Non-Gonadal Tissues.
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 23 November 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Andrew Roberts
Metcalf Chair of Leukaemia Research, University of Melbourne;
Head of Clinical Translastion, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Development of a New Cancer Therapy: Translation of BCL2 Inhibition from Lab, to Trial, to Practice
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Vanessa Hayes
Petre Chair of Prostate Cancer Research, University of Sydney;
Head and Professor of the Laboratory for Human Comparative and Prostate Cancer Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Mapping Complex Rearrangements in Human and Cancer Genomes: What are we Missing?
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 9 November 2017, 12-1pm
Doctor Jaclyn Pearson
NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Research Fellowship and Research Group Head in the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases
The Orchestration of Life and Death by Bacterial Gut Pathogens
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 2 November 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Jonathan Baell
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), Monash University
Histone Acetyltransferase Inhibitors, from Screening to Optimization – a Tricky Track
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 19 October 2017, 12-1pm
Dr Justin Dean
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, the University of Auckland
Mechanisms of Cellular Dysmaturation in Preterm Brain Injury
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 12 October 2017, 12-1pm
A/Professor Rebecca Robker
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
Obesity, Oocyte Quality and the Legacy of the Egg
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 5 October 2017, 12:30-1:30pm
Professor Andrew Horne
Chair of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences, Clinical Lead EXPECCT Edinburgh, Chair of Academic Board RCOG
Lessons learnt from Cancer to Improve the Management of Endometriosis
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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Thursday, 28 September 2017, 12-1pm
Professor Benjamin Kile
Head of the Department of Anatomy and Development Biology, Monash University
Mitochondrial Herniation and mtDNA Release During Cell Death
TRF Building, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
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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