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Defining Antigenic Targets of Naturally Acquired Immunity to Malaria

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Malaria is one of the most serious infectious diseases of humans with ~200 million clinical cases annually. The blood stage of the Plasmodium parasite is responsible for malariaassociated clinical symptoms, which range from mild such as fever and headache to more severe complications including respiratory distress, renal failure and cerebral malaria. After several years of exposure to the parasite, individuals residing in malariaendemic areas develop clinical immunity. This naturally acquired...

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Reinforcement Detailing: The Devil is in the Details

This event commences in about 12 hours from now

Whilst engineers are immersed in the design of reinforced concrete right from their undergraduate days, little time is spent on teaching and instruction of the detailing aspects of reinforcement. Part science, part art form, good clear reinforcement detailing is critical to both the performance of the structure and in reducing disputes during construction. John Woodside has been a practicing Engineer for nearly fifty years and has worked throughout Australia and as well as in the United Ki...

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Tuesday, 16 Feb 2016

A Conversation with Professor David Stuckler

Professor Stuckler’s recent books, The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills (2013), and Sick Societies (2011) have garnered attention around world. In The Body Economic Professor Stuckler and his coauthor, Dr. Sajay Basu, provide comprehensive analy...

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2016

Turning down Hhex pumps up the volume on Cdkn2a to put Acute Myeloid Leukaemia to sleep

MLL fusion oncogene driven Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) has one of the poorest outcomes to chemotherapy. The failure of current therapeutics in the treatment of this disease is attributed to tumour regrowth initiated by therapyresistant selfrenew...

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Baroque Music: Performance, Emotions, Insights

A day of workshops and lectures by top international scholars and artists, offering insights into how Baroque music was lived and performed. Program Highlights Keys to Historically Informed Performance Practice: a Baroque Strings Workshop with ...

Supporting women in STEM and Athena SWAN: a Personal Perspective

Professor Hilary LappinScott graduated from the University of Warwick (BSc and PhD) and then held Postdoctoral Fellowships in the UK and Canada before her appointment as Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Exeter in 1990. She was awarded...

The Body Economic: Austerity and Population Health

Politicians have talked endlessly about the seismic economic and social impacts of the recent financial crisis, but many continue to ignore its disastrous effects on human health—and have even exacerbated them, by adopting harsh austerity measures...

Thursday, 18 Feb 2016

Towards a 2000 Watt Society - Energy Innovation for Sustainable Cities in Switzerland and Australia

With a global agreement for the transition to a low carbon economy, how can we achieve our goals to increase energy efficiency, develop renewable energies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Collaboration is critical to how the principles of the...

The Relevance of the Concept of Community in Population Mental Health

“Community” is a word that is used frequently in everyday exchanges and, increasingly, in public policies and government funding strategies. Mental health promotion campaigns strongly promote “communityfocused” initiatives. In these contexts, the ...

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Evolution and diversity in herpes simplex virus genomes

Dr Szpara’s research is focused on understanding how genetic variation in the chronic human pathogen, herpes simplex virus, affects disease outcomes. Although most adults are seropositive for HSV1, many infections are asymptomatic, while others ...

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Facing hope with 3D printing

Digital technology has revolutionized the way we live, and the advent of 3D printing has produced a flurry of interest in all sorts of applications ranging from jet engine components to body parts. While Dentistry has been an early adopter of 3D ...

The Great Leaders Masterclass Series

Introducing the Great Leaders Masterclass, hosted by the Centre for Workplace Leadership this series of cocktail events features six prominent leaders from a diverse range of sectors, who will speak about an individual who has inspired them as a l...

Friday, 19 Feb 2016

New Perspectives on Italian and Australian Art History

A symposium in honour of Professor Jaynie Anderson The theme of this symposium – Italian and Australian art history addresses the broad areas of research undertaken by Professor Jaynie Anderson at the University of Melbourne, while she filled th...

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Changing the National Gallery of Australia: re-thinking the installations

In late 2015, the Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Dr Gerard Vaughan announced: ‘We have commenced an ambitious project to transform the experience at the NGA. Every time you visit the Gallery there will be new discoveries as we cons...

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Saturday, 20 Feb 2016

The Universe Within - White Night

Art and science collide in a spectacular universal dance of microscopic imagery. 'The Universe Within' features a dance of intriguing images photographed through microscopes in the biomedical research laboratories. All images are drawn from 'Und...

Monday, 22 Feb 2016

Cultural Connections and Shared Challenges for Australia and Europe

Europe and Australia have a long history of cultural connections and a shared stake in global challenges of the 21st century, such as human migration and social cohesion. Professor Russell WestPavlov, an Australian researcher from the University ...

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2016

The Social Lives of Algorithms

Arguments around the rise of automation and associated digital technology advances have traditionally focused on deskilling and the transformation of work. Lately, a new focus has emerged around the role of algorithms as things that shape our live...

Death happens! So let's talk about how we die

Do you fear death? Have you been unable to talk to your loved ones about your wishes for endoflife care? Talking or even thinking about death and dying can be challenging for many people. A free public forum, hosted by the Centre for Palliative...

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Album Launch: Midnight Songs

Three is an innovative new chamber ensemble, exploring new textures and sonorities by combining trumpet, trombone, and guitar with live electronics and soundscapes. Formed by three performance staff members of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Musi...

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2016

Governing the quality of care in Australian public hospitals

Governing the quality of care in Australian public hospitals: The influence of the board and management team on governance effectiveness. Australia has recently seen the introduction of boards of public hospitals in several jurisdictions intended...

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Soda Politics: Food and Health Advocacy in Action

In public health terms, soft drinks are lowhanging fruit. Containing little more than sugars and water, and increasingly linked to obesity and other health problems, they are an easy target for health advocacy. Sugary drinks have enabled their ma...

Thursday, 25 Feb 2016

Knowledge Translation for Researchers

This training course explores how to more effectively integrate Knowledge Translation (KT) into research. We work with researchers to enhance the impact of research work and provide practical support to build KT skills and understanding within the...

2016 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program @BioMedVic Welcome Forum

Are you a supervisor interested in giving an undergraduate student a reallife opportunity to work in a research laboratory and gain insight into career paths in STEM research? Are you an undergraduate student wanting to experience the excitement...

Cyber Security: Is Australia Ready?

The Internet supports the development of economic growth, drives innovation and the delivery of services. However, as connectivity has increased so too have security risks. In this public lecture, Melissa Hathaway discusses need for cyber securi...

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Friday, 26 Feb 2016

Orientation Day for Graduate Researchers

Orientation Day for Graduate Researchers provides a welcome to all graduate researchers (PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters by Research or MPhil candidates) who are new to the University of Melbourne or a graduate research degree. The day introd...

Sol LeWitt: Arcs and Tangents

Sol LeWitt (1928 2007) was a leading figure of Minimalism and pioneer of Conceptual art. LeWitt’s work was characterized by serialization, repetition, and progression, exemplified by his iconic opengrid structures. Studying systems of line and c...

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