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Parkinson's Disease - the non-motor problems

As Parkinson’s progresses, we see different symptoms appear. In this talk, we explore the issues beyond movement disorders. Professor Malcolm Horne is a senior member of the Neurodegeneration laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. He also spends time as a consultant neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy and is a Conjoint Professor, Centre for Neurosciences at the University of Melbourne. Professor Horne’s clinical interests are in movement disorders, e...

Mrs. Ripley's Trip and Uncle Ethan Ripley

The Victorian College of the Arts is proud to present a performance by the Actor's Ensemble from New York. Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan are Mr. and Mrs. Ripley in the Actors' Ensemble production of Hamlin Garland's wry and touching stories about the hard scrabble lives of farmers in the Iowa prairies of the 1880s. The Actors' Ensemble was founded in 1985 in New York City by a group of professional actors. Inspired by the acting techniques of the late Russian actor and teacher, Michael Chekhov, ...

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Thursday, 11 Feb 2016

Proteomics: Moving into the 2nd and 3rd Dimension

MALDI imaging provides a fast and reliable screening tool for direct analysis from tissue and allows the histological mapping of compounds such as proteins, peptides, lipids and metabolites without the need for molecular probes. The technique is f...

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China's Slowing Growth and Implications for the Global Economy

China’s stock market correction and currency devaluations have sent shock waves through global markets since last summer. President Xi Jinping on his recent visit to the US said that China’s growth slowdown was a normal development now that China ...

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Monday, 15 Feb 2016

Defining Antigenic Targets of Naturally Acquired Immunity to Malaria

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 ...

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Reinforcement Detailing: The Devil is in the Details

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 reinforce...

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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...

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