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Thursday, 24 Apr 2014

Can optical high speed imaging be an alternative to patch-clamp?

Automated patchclamp is increasingly employed to perform cardiac safety screens. Transforming this task into an optical approach requires novel concepts in the hardware as well as in the assay performance. Dr Kaestner will present procedures and ...

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Friday, 25 Apr 2014

The University of Melbourne Orchestra - Anzac Day Commemoration

Conductor: Fabian Russell Soloist: Jacob Lawrence, tenor Program: Maurice RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin Benjamin BRITTEN Nocturne Op. 60 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major ‘Eroica’ This performance is free. The University of ...

Monday, 28 Apr 2014

Mast cells: Delinquents or `D’-lightful?

Dr Grimbaldeston’s research extends from basic discovery in mouse models through to drug development for clinical settings. She has a longstanding career as a mast cell biologist with recognition both nationally and internationally for her seminal...

Antibody-drug conjugates for the treatment of cancer

John Flygare is a Senior Research Scientist and Project Leader at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA USA). His research interests include mediating protein/protein interactions in cancer and neurodegeneration. Recent work has focused on developing...

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Necroptotic Death of RIPK1-Deficient HSC Compromises Hematopoiesis

Cell death can be triggered by many stimuli to activate numerous biochemical pathways leading to apoptosis, pyroptosis and necroptosis. RIPK1 is engaged by TNF receptor activation to promote prosurvival and inflammatory signalling. RIPK1 also dire...

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Feminism and the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

The establishment of a Royal Commission with an exclusive focus on institutional child sexual abuse has caused disquiet on several fronts, including amongst feminists who fear that it marks a return to a focus on 'stranger danger', diverting atten...

Feminism and the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

The establishment of a Royal Commission with an exclusive focus on institutional child sexual abuse has caused disquiet on several fronts, including amongst feminists who fear that it marks a return to a focus on 'stranger danger', diverting atten...

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014

Fulbright Scholarship Information Session

As the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world, Fulbright provides unique opportunities for Australians to build long term research collaboration and linkages with U.S. universities. Fulbright scholar...

The Ideas Soirée: Why It Is Inevitable to Invest in the Youth

Join us on the last Tuesday of every month from 5.30PM – 6.30PM for an evening of thought and discussion with Emerging Leaders from India. Light refreshments will be served. During the talk Mr Job will be discussing the ways in which specific go...

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Big data: where are the statisticians?

Unless you have been living on another planet, you will have seen something about Big Data in the last few days, weeks and months. If you haven't dismissed it as largely hype, as some, perhaps many statisticians have, then it might occur to you th...

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Who Leads, Who Follows: Political Efficacy in a Social Media Age

The volume of information produced and consumed in today’s political world is immense. Furthermore, the outlets and mechanisms used to provide, share, and communicate this information have proliferated as new and social media have become fully inf...

Visions for a disease-free world: Vaccinations against infectious diseases

The immune system is essential for defending the body from germs and maintaining the health and wellbeing of individuals. Vaccination allows the immune system to "remember" and "amplify" a response against a disease, without actually catching that...

Asialink Next Gen: Grant Dooley - A diverse career of Australia-China engagement

Please join Asialink and the Australia China Young Professionals Initiative for this event as Grant Dooley, CoHead of Hastings Funds Management's Asia Group, in conversation with Peter Cai, China Editor, Business Spectator, offers insights for the...

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Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014

Supramolecular Polymer-Based Particles for Biomedical Applications

Over the last two decades, there has been a growing interest in the development of supramolecular polymers, linear macromolecules whose monomeric components are held together by noncovalent interactions. Such supramolecular assemblies are commonly...

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Focusing on new applications of Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR)

Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) is a breakthrough technology in nucleic acid quantification. The principle of the technology is the random partitioning of target sequences into 20,000 one nanolitre droplets. Specific target sequences within individual...

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Personalised Medicine – the triumphs and the challenges

Professor Waring will share some of the insights and lessons learned while he was the Senior Director of Pathology and Diagnostics at Genentech Inc, in charge of the company's biomarker research and development program.

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Childcare and Workforce Participation

Dean's Lecture Series 2014 Childcare and Workforce Participation Presented by The Honourable Sussan Ley MP, Assistant Minister for Education The work lives of Australian families are no longer strictly ninetofive. Australia’s child care system...

Coping with hotter summers: the challenge for our electricity system

Climate change means that we are facing hotter summers. As homes and businesses switch on their air conditioners on a hot summer afternoon, power stations must ramp up production to meet the peak demand. The owners of the ‘poles and wires’ have be...

The Use of Power in Chinese Foreign Policy

How China uses its growing power is becoming a key question in the foreign policy debate both in China and around the world. The talk will discuss the following questions: What factors are included in China’s power resources? How should China appl...

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Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage

China has been a land of radical changes in the past 30 years, from its economy to society, from its culture to individual life. Chinese contemporary art has become one of the most intensive and challenging parts of such a great change. Professor ...

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Spotlight on Westminster seminar - Minsterial Advisers and Public Servants: Partners or Partisans

What does the public service world look like from a Ministers' Office and why should you want to work there? By some estimates, there are around 1000 advisors working in the offices of Commonwealth and State Government Ministers around Australia ...

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Tiffin Talk: Australia, India and Asia-Capability

The Australia India Institute presents a new series of lunchtime seminars called ‘Tiffin Talks’. Tiffin Talks air a wide range of views on India with lively discussions. All Tiffin Talks are available as podcasts. Although many in Australia point...

Henri Kowalski, a Frenchman in Colonial Australia and issues of cultural transfer

Of Polish origin, virtuosi pianist and composer Henri Kowalski (1841–1916) was born and raised in France, chiefly Brittany, but spent an extraordinary amount of his adult life crossing the seas. He visited Australia twice, once in 1880 and again s...

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