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Custom Software for Identifying Disease Causing Variants

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Matt Field's research includes developing robust and flexible software systems for analysing large genomic data sets as well as developing custom workflows for identifying causal variants responsible for a wide variety of diseases. Part I: Reducing the search space for causal variants in a sequenced pedigree with VASP. Part II: Detecting emergent rare mutations in subsets. No registration required.

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When accounting collides with botany

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What happens when accountants and botanists join forces to measure and report carbon emissions? Join the University of Melbourne’s Brad Potter, Naomi Soderstrom and Ian Woodrow for a walkandtalk in the Royal Botanic Gardens as they explain how trees and the study of carbon emissions can help modern business operate in a more environmentally sustainable way. Join us for morning tea at Jardin Tan at 11am after the talk. For Associate Professor Brad Potter and Professor Ian Woodrow (both from ...

What makes a place age-friendly?

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Ideas inspired across the generations fuel this multidisciplinary event. A team of academics and older guests will encourage an audience to generate big ideas on making a place 'agefriendly'. Experts in design, art, population and global health lead a discussion on what makes a place open to all.​ ​​Themes under discussion will include economics, business, technology, ethics, health, arts and design, personal stories, and community visions, and their contributions to what makes a place 'age...

Research Forum: MABEL

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The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, funded by the NHMRC, is pleased to host the 4th MABEL Research Forum 2016 at the Melbourne Business School. The oneday MABEL Research Forum will examine how doctors' working lives can be influenced by the broader health care system and will explore how external forces, shortages or surpluses, training requirements and changes in funding and incentives, shape and influence the decisions doctors make in their working lives. Fur...

That good "F" word: the beauty and necessity of failure

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According to Albert Einstein: ‘A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new’. Join this dynamic and interactive evening with our ‘failure panel’ leaders and entrepreneurs from business, arts, research and the community to understand and celebrate the beauty and necessity of failure and its role in innovation. Bar opens at 5.30pm. The Carlton Connect Initiative (CCI) is creating Australia's premier innovation precinct, anchored by the University of Melbourne. CCI brings toget...

1969: Retrieving the Black Box of Conceptual Art

Curator: Dr Ann Stephen Opening celebration: 7 April, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Margaret Lawrence Gallery Opening hours: Tues – Sat, 12pm – 5pm Admission: Free

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Henry IV Part 1

by William Shakespeare Presented by Melbourne University Shakespeare Company “No more the thirsty entrance of this soil Shall daub her lips with her own children’s blood…” With the deposed and unfavourable Richard dead, Queen Henry IV resides on the throne. The spirit of her crusade was meant to settle England’s affairs, but her people are discontented and her neighbouring subjects: the Welsh in the West, the Scots in the North, have both revolted. Her lands plunge into endless civil war. ...

Grease

This could be automatic… Systematic… Why it could be GREASED LIGHTNING! The John Travolta and Olivia NewtonJohn cult classic is being presented onstage with glorious live singing and dancing. The show stars Iffy Latisha Donnellan, Stefan Geleta, Lyla LevyJordan and Nic Millar. Get on your dancing shoes and head down to Union Theatre at the University of Melbourne for a fantastic show. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults.

Melbourne Masterclasses: Shakespeare

April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death and to celebrate his literary achievements and influence in world culture, the Faculty of Arts presents a masterclass series exploring four of Shakespeare’s greatest plays spanning the quintessential Shakespearean genres of tragedy, comedy, historical and romance. Each session will consider Shakespeare's unique contribution to the respective genre, background on his use of sources, key themes and interpretations of the pla...

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The Emotional Life of Objects

Interactive Composition students contribute unique sound responses to exhibition artworks and engage with the exhibition theme of memory, history, emotions and objects.

Acting Specialisation: Shakespeare

Discover the immediacy, energy and vitality of Shakespeare's language through an exploration of monologues and scenes. This course will give you fun and effective ways to unlock meaning in the text while discovering some of the clues Shakespeare gives you to bring his characters to life. This is a specialised acting stream, designed to take your acting skills to the next level. You will learn how to recognise and move past ‘blocks’ in individual performance, free yourself from habits, cont...

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Saturday, 7 May 2016

Curator Talk: Images of Life

Curator Dr Heather Jackson will explore ancient Greek vases from the Classical period in the exhibition Images of Life. Artefacts from Athens, Corinth, east Greece and south Italy from the eighth to the fourth centuries BCE depicting aspects of da...

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Monday, 9 May 2016

On the Immunology of Autoimmunity

The Immune Memory Laboratory focuses on antibody memory what triggers the formation of memory cells and what factors and processes regulate their composition, persistence and reactivation. The research in the Tarlinton laboratory examines the bas...

Lunch Hour Concert: Tacet

Michael Edwards (tenor), Matan Franco (baritone), Christian Smith (baritone), Tim MatthewsStaindl (bass). Tacet's repertoire spans classical, jazz and modern pop impressing audiences with its complex harmonies, timbral homogeneity and personabl...

Between Prophecies and Invectives: The Myth of Avignon in Dante's Purgatorio

Dante has been the first European intellectual and poet to understand the socalled "Avignon crisis" and forge a polemic myth around the relocation of the papal court to France. In this paper Dr Vagata aims to read and interpret some excepts from t...

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A Day in the Life of a Doctor of Optometry Student

Thinking about the Doctor of Optometry? Curious about what life is like for an Optometry student at The University of Melbourne? Come and hear our Doctor of Optometry students speak on what a day in the life of an optometry student is like! You’...

Encore: In Conversation with Barry Conyngham

With his latest composition ‘Diasporas’ premiering on 21 May with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, prolific Australian composer Professor Barry Conyngham, discusses how he balances a fulltime creative practice with extensive academic management p...

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Symposium: The Social and Cultural Experience of World War I

The photographs, writings and ephemera assembled in the exhibition Somewhere in France: Australians on the Western Front reveal individual connections and personal experiences of individuals on the Western Front. These glimpses convey the diverse ...

Controlling plasma cell formation and function

The production of antibody by plasma cells is an essential arm of the immune system, providing both immediate protection against a current infection and longterm immunity against reexposure to the same pathogen. Plasma cells are the terminal stage...

Innovations in Teaching and Learning: CREST

In this seminar, Dr Phyllis Lau will present the findings from a mixedmethods study, which tested the feasibility of using live video streaming to expand the delivery of the CREST program to rural Australia. The fidelity of cultural sensitivity of...

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The Eye Sees Not Itself: Shakespeare and Aristotle on Friendship

In a conversation in Troilus and Cressida between Ulysses and Achilles, Shakespeare presents a remarkably sophisticated account of the relationship between the self and the other, adumbrating the concept of intersubjective “recognition” (Anerkennu...

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HaBIC Seminar Series - Clinical Engagement

Come and hear examples from industry, a state government and academia on how to engage clinicians. Helen Dickinson is Associate Professor in the Melbourne School of Government. She was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham in...

Keywords for India: Environment

Keywords for India will celebrate and explore the complexity of some of the most important words used by scholars and commentators to understand India, Australia and the relationship between India and Australia by inviting leading thinkers to make...

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Chemistry Research Information Sessions

Like to know what chemistry researchers do and the research that happens in the School of Chemistry? At our Chemistry Research Info Sessions presenters only get 2 1/2 minutes each and you'll hear them whizz through some of their best and most exc...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Nursing Solutions in Health Care Reform

The Australian Health care system has achieved remarkable gains for the health of our population in terms of longevity and technological and scientific advances in management and cure of common diseases. These healthcare gains, however, are not av...

A History of Benjamin Britten in Five or Six Songs

Conductor and writer Dr Paul Kildea, author of Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century (Penguin, 2013), teams up with tenor Jacob Lawrence in this oneoff lecture and recital. Kildea’s biography is widely recognised as the best text on it...

A History of Benjamin Britten in Five or Six Songs

Conductor and writer Paul Kildea, author of Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century (Penguin, 2013), teams up with tenor Jacob Lawrence in this lecture and recital. Kildea’s biography is widely recognised as the best text on its subject,...

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A Drop in the Ocean: How Did a Seascape Make Waves in China and Beyond?

Professor Eugene Y. Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University, will present a public lecture on early Chinese art. The daughter of a prehistorical sageking, so an ancient Chinese tale goes, is accidentally drowned ...

Company

An ode to the modern relationship. Winning seven Tony awards (including Best Musical, Best Lyrics, Best Book, and Best Score), Stephen Sondheim’s dark comedy focuses on Robert, a bachelor with a chronic commitment problem. Sondheim's razor sharp...

Friday, 13 May 2016

Dancing to the Tunes of Bollywood Part 1

In this South Asia Research Seminar, Dr Vikrant Kishore will show part one of his documentary (23mins) which will be followed by discussion and Q&A. With first hand interviews with some of Bollywood's well established directors, actors and dance ...

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Michael, they've shot them

Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising helped to shape political forces in Australia at a crucial time in our own national history. In particular, the execution of the leaders of the insurrection had a profound effect on Archbishop Daniel Mannix, the man w...

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Richard Davis Program: Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (selected Suites) Igor Stravinsky Petrushka (1947) Admission: Free, bookings essential. The University of Melbourne Symphony Orche...

Monday, 16 May 2016

Lunch Hour Concert: Wind Symphony

A popular program of works arranged for Wind Symphony, conducted by Music Director Kevin Cameron. Van McCoy African Symphony arr. Iwai Nacio Herb Brown Singin’ in the Rain arr. Fernie Ennio Morricone Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso ...

Socio-Economic and Socio-Political Developments in the Gulf

This talk will discuss newlyadopted economic reforms in the oilrich Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which have emerged as a consequence of the low oil price environment of the past 22 months. These economic reforms will affect the qualit...

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Britain's Upcoming Referendum and the Future of the EU

The EU is experiencing perhaps its most fraught period since being created in 1957. How does the situation look in a historical context and what are the implications for the EU's future? The difficulty lies not so much in the scale of any one of ...

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

HaBIC Seminar Series - EMR: use it or lose it

The collection of biomedical data is essential for both patient care and research. 247, uncomplicated availability of this data improves safety of individual patients and supports researchers in their work. In the present digital era, Electronic M...

Passive Radar: An Electromagnetically Green Technology

Most modern radars are active, meaning that they transmit radio signals explicitly to accommodate their sensing objectives. This is analogous to carrying a torch on a dark night: the transmitted electromagnetic energy (light) illuminates the scene...

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

The Carlton Connect Initiative and Faculty of Science present a combined DICE – Dialogues on Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and Dean’s Lecture on the biggest news in physics since the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Scientists have con...

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CLIMARTE Poster Project forum

Are images worth a thousand words? As part of the CLIMARTE Poster Project 2016 come and join a lively and engaging discussion on the importance of images in conveying complex ideas and feelings, and also in creating engagement and empathy with d...

Focus on Engineering

Do you love creating solutions to problems and want to make a difference to the world? Come along to find out how to study Engineering at Melbourne. Hear from current students, academic staff and recent graduates about what it is like to study e...

Jazz and Improvisation Large Ensemble Series

The Jazz and Improvisation program showcases their eclectic range of large ensembles featuring staff and emerging contemporary improvisers. Admission: Free, bookings required.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Setting up screening systems for epigenetic modifiers, and characterising their molecular mechanisms of action

Epigenetic control of gene expression is essential for normal development, and frequently goes wrong in disease. Despite significant efforts over the last decade or more, we still understand relatively little about the molecular mechanisms of epig...

Schools Program: Jazz & Improvisation

Ever wondered what goes on in the Bachelor of Music's Jazz & Improvisation specialisation? This session is designed for VCE Music students and their teachers, and features ensemble performances by current emerging artists within the Jazz & Improv...

Citizens of the Anthropocene: community and polity in a changing climate

Climate change is influencing the scale at which human societies and their governments understand and potentially redesign the relationship between humans and the ‘natural world’. Using examples from contemporary environmental and legal controvers...

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Academic Mobility and its Transformative Potential

This presentation explores transnational academic mobility and opportunities it presents for learning cosmopolitanism. Academic exchange programs, such as the recently launched New Colombo Plan in Australia, serve to further deepen and expand tran...

Art Forum: Ulla von Brandenburg

In this special art forum, guest artist Ulla von Brandenburg will be talking about her own practice in the context of exhibition It has a Golden Yellow Sun, And an Elderly Grey Moon opening at ACCA on Friday 20 May. This is the first Australian s...

Half Baked Ideas with Melbourne Writer's Festival Director Lisa Dempster

In this talk Ms Lisa Dempster will explore the idea and focus of the MWF in curating programs that advance audiences’ cultural engagement with India and its writers. The halfbaked lunch workshop series is an opportunity for individuals to test an...

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Adherens Junctions, Mechanotransduction, and Epithelial Homeostasis

Professor Yap's laboratory studies the cellular mechanisms responsible for cadherindependent morphogenesis, notably the mechanisms and principles that coordinate cadherin adhesion with the cytoskeleton. He was Chair of the 2011 Gordon Research Con...

Reform of administrative detention powers and the problem for minor crime

What do we make of abolition of the administrative detention power of Reeducation through Labour (RETL)? Many hoped that it marked greater acceptance of the need for development of a regularised, rulebased system of punishments in China. However, ...

Chopin's Piano: A Path Through the Romantic Century

Author and conductor Dr Paul Kildea uses a single piano – the instrument on which Chopin completed his groundbreaking Preludes – to forge a path through the history of Romantic music. Kildea outlines the fate of the piano and the famous pieces wri...

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Markets, Monopolies and Moguls: the relationship between inequality and competition

In the US, economists are starting to look at some of the specific ways competition policy could more explicitly target inequality. For example, by prioritising competition lawsuits with a direct consumer element (that is, over cases where those a...

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Friday, 20 May 2016

Cell fate determination factor Dachshund in cancer and other diseases

Dr Pestell has particular expertise in hormonallyresponsive tumors, such as those of the breast and prostate. He was the first to demonstrate noncanonical functions of cyclins and to show that direct acetylation of nuclear receptors regulate tumor...

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New Music Ensemble: Gubaidulina at 85

Conductor: Elliott Gyger Curated by Melbourne Conservatorium of Music lecturer in Brass, Joel Brennan, Gubaidulina at 85 is a remarkable set of works tracing the compositional journey of this world renowned Russian composer, known for her transce...

Friday, 6 May 2016

Acting Specialisation: Shakespeare

Discover the immediacy, energy and vitality of Shakespeare's language through an exploration of monologues and scenes. This course will give you fun and effective ways to unlock meaning in the text while discovering some of the clues Shakespeare ...

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