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Monday, 27 Oct 2014

A New Multiplex Solution for Simultaneous Quantifications of Cytokines and Chemokines in Biological Samples

Current multiplex assay technologies on the market for soluble protein targets are frequently associated with high reagent and instrument cost, inconsistent assay performance, timeconsuming data analysis, and lack of good reproducibility. To addr...

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In Search of Protolife: The Advent of Synthetic Cellularity in Chemical Systems

The design and construction of compartmentalised chemical ensembles for modelling complex biological systems, exploring the origin of life, and advancing future living technologies is attracting considerable interest in a wide range of research co...

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Investigation of the molecular mechanisms of MOZ in embryonic development

Monocytic leukaemia zinc finger protein, or MOZ, is a member of the MYST family of histone acetyltransferases. The acetylation of histones is an essential element of the regulation of gene transcription. To understand the role of histone acetylat...

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Critical Mass: Discover the Parkville Biomedical Precinct

A 'discovery' talk and tours program held during Melbourne Knowledge Week, exploring the sheer quantity of life sciences research facilities, institutes, researchers, fellows and postgraduate students in the Parkville precinct and surrounds, and t...

Visualising Health: Sharing knowledge and Promoting health and wellbeing

This event marks the launch of the digital media exhibition and includes representation by the Knowledge Health and Research Hub Working Groups, Gateway Health Sciences project, Faculty Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (FMDH). The exhibi...

Guitar Perspectives: Concert 4 - Bach and Beyond

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music lecturer and renowned classical guitarist Tonié Field performs favourite works from the classical guitar repertoire. This performance is concert 4 of a 5 concert series. Admission: $20 full/$15 concession. Tick...

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014

Improving Access to Tertiary Healthcare in India- A Strong Case for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In modern India, a little less than 20% of the world’s population lives on a little more than 2% of its land surface. The incidence of noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer has risen sharply, along with ass...

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Going Virtual: The Arrival of the Internet

It is a quartercentury since the University of Melbourne brought the Internet to Australia. On 23 June 1989, staff member Robert Elz announced ‘link up’, heralding our connection to the rest of the world. Since then, the Internet has become an ess...

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The Statistician as an Expert: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Statistics

Statisticians regard themselves as experts in various aspects of data – collections, perhaps management, definitely analysis and sometimes presentation. This was reasonably clear to earlier statisticians who had a focus on solving real life probl...

Science and Arts Colliding - New approaches to communicating innovation

As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2014, the Carlton Connect Initiative’s 3rd Annual Dialogues on Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (DICE) Lecture will be presented by leading scientist and Boyle medallist, Professor Luke O’Neill of Tri...

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Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014

Annual University Librarian's Lecture - Engagement Strategies for the 21st century

Speaking for the first time in his new expanded role as Executive Director of Collections, Mr Philip Kent will discuss engagement strategies in the 21st century. In this onehour lecture, Philip will draw on learnings from his recent visits to the...

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Structure and function of proteins required for invasion of human red blood cells by malaria parasites

Dr Lin Chen obtained her PhD from La Trobe University, where she was trained as a protein biochemist. Following postdoctoral research as a protein chemist/structural biologist at BRI/CSIRO and a short period as a research fellow at La Trobe Univer...

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Targeting cell adhesion in early lung cancer

After graduating with BSc and MSc degrees in Biology and Toxicology from the University of Rochester (19952001), Adam Giangreco completed a PhD in cell biology at the University of Pittsburgh with Professor Barry Stripp (20142004). This work led ...

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Achieving the Walkable City

What makes a liveable, healthy and active city? What can we learn from the experience in Vancouver to achieve better outcomes for our communities? The City of Vancouver is consistently identified as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Beyon...

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Is there a future for manufacturing in Australia?

Challenges to the Australian manufacturing sector have never been greater. Increased global competition, technological innovation and a strong economy have threatened the existence of many Australian organisations. While these conditions may prove...

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The Contemporary Challenge of Leadership in the Boardroom by Graham Bradley AM

The Vincent Fairfax Speaker Series is proudly presented by the Centre for Ethical Leadership through the generous support of the Vincent Fairfax Ethics In Leadership Foundation. Graham Bradley AM will canvass the mismatch between community and g...

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Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

Ripped Jeans and Recovery: a discussion of the commodification of the concept of ‘recovery’ in mental health treatment

This presentation addresses the notion that while the commodification of ‘recovery’ warrants critique, when negotiated in a manner that acknowledges and honours the resistance from which the term originated; it has the potential to enhance people’...

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Intracellular DNA recognition: the cGAS-STING axis

In June 2014 Thomson Reuters published an update of their Highly Cited Researcher list, in which more than 3,000 scientists worldwide in 21 science and social science categories are listed. Thomson Reuters explains that “… these researchers earned...

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High-speed Atomic Force Microscopy: From Mechanical Design to Control

Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs), which are capable of imaging objects with atomic resolution, have been one of the most versatile tools in fields such as medical science, biology, chemistry and material engineering. AFM is a mechanical microscope ...

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Does Reliance on the Market create Unequal Investments in Children?

Recent research shows growing inequality of parental spending on children's education and child care in the United States; this is an important topic since investments in children are crucial for their success. It is important to investigate patte...

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Systems Biology: New Research into Understanding Human Disease

The Human Genome Project of 2001 ushered in a new era of research in which the molecular components of living systems could be identified and enumerated. Our challenge now is to understand how these components interact with one another, and use ...

Federalism and the Politics of Territorial Redistribution

Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced a White Paper on Reform of the Federation. The Melbourne School of Government, with the support of the State Government of Victoria's Department of Premier and Cabinet, has engaged researchers from the...

Tertiary Workforce: A Higher Education Policy Seminar

How to create the next generation of tertiary workforce? How to improve overall skills? What are key challenges and opportunities for global mobility? Join Peter Coaldrake and Leo Goedegebuure to discuss. Chaired by Richard James. The tertiary wo...

Monday, 3 Nov 2014

How do the Australian and US health care systems compare?

Professor Southby from The George Washington University, USA, will review the recent, major changes in the US health care system and reflect on the extent to which these kinds of changes will be able to address the big, complex public health and ...

Do globalisation studies have a future?

Globalisation envelops the world and historians too. The 'g' word is now mandatory in titles of books and articles; PhD students follow their leaders in dedicating their dissertations to the subject. Yet, not so long ago postmodern approaches to ...

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Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014

Free Speech, Democracy and Disagreement

Free speech is an essential element of a healthy democracy. Without the capacity to debate robustly and to subject ideas to critical discussion, democracy would be under threat. Yet free speech cannot be completely unbounded or it too can pose a t...

Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014

Prevention of chronic diseases in low and middle income countries: Do we know what we don’t know?

Formalised efforts to prevent chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and to promote the health and wellbeing of populations date back to the 1970's. Since that time, a vast evidence base has been accumulated and many important lessons ha...

The Power of One - single cell systems biology in haematopoiesis

Dr Shalin Naik is a Laboratory Head in the Molecular Medicine division. Dr Naik is a graduate of the University of QLD (Microbiology & Biochemistry) where he did his Honours with Professor David Hume on macrophage activation by CpG DNA. After a 2...

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Promoting Asian-Australian Participation in Public Life

This special oneday forum hosted by the Asia Institute includes a morning panel of confirmed addresses by Senator for South Australia, the Hon. Penny Wong on 'Australia's trade and investment opportunities in the Asian Century' and Senator for Tas...

Caught in the Cross-Publics of the 'Muslimwoman'

What can we learn from the passionate and polarized afterlife of the attempt by Lila AbuLughod to intervene in debates about Muslim women and their rights through her recent book Do Muslim Women Need Saving?? Intended to present alternatives to th...

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Compressed Capitalism, Globalization, and the Fate of Indian Development

India’s economic turnaround since the 1980s and since 1991 has been widely credited as a result of economic reforms. Gradual and systematic deregulation at home and increased international integration promises even better economic performance. Thi...

Thursday, 6 Nov 2014

‘A dream palace in the intangible night’ Lionel Lindsay in India 1929-1930

Sir Lionel Lindsay (18741961) was one of Australia’s finest etchers and wood engravers. In a long career spanning over 50 years he produced many sophisticated and enduring prints. He is most well known for his wood engravings of birds and his etch...

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Cultural and Global Mental Health Film Screenings - 'Inpatient' & 'Inpatient: behind the scenes'

This event includes film screenings and is part of the Cultural and Global Mental Health Film Initiative. The presentation focusses on the City of Sydney Inner City Film Workshops which gave people involved in the Inner City Cadre network the opp...

Friday, 7 Nov 2014

Jury Research and Practice Conference: Current Issues in Jury Reform, Resarch and Policy

The Court of the Future Network has been convening jury research and practice conferences for a decade now, presenting opportunities for jury researchers and practioners to meet and share innovative ideas and approaches to jury reform, research an...

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Saturday, 8 Nov 2014

Sensitive Examinations for Men & Women Workshop

This workshop is designed for GPs & GP Registrars with a focus on the fine technical and communication skills necessary for sensitive examinations. Each workshop participant will gain practical hands on experience of six different examinations: S...

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