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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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Music: A Natural Resource for Health

Humanistic psychotherapy, positive psychology, and a proliferation of preventive health services have shifted this decade’s healthcare from an approach primarily focused upon curative, diseasefocused treatment to a resourceoriented model of care. ...

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

Coffee @ Burnley - Course Information Session

Have you always dreamt of a career in the great outdoors? The University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus will be holding information sessions just for you. You can discuss your study and career options in a relaxed and friendly environment over a c...

Application session for 2015 Medicine, Dental Surgery and Physiotherapy

Application session for international and domestic applicants to University of Melbourne postgraduate health courses. Courses covered will be: Doctor of Medicine (MD) Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)

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

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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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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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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Friday, 2 May 2014

Toward quantitative, automated, and multiplexed solutions for tissue biomarker discovery and clinical translation

Simultaneous quantitation of 4 or more biomarkers in intact tissue specimens holds the key to many questions in the biological basis of health and disease. However, reliable detection remains elusive due to technical challenges from many sources i...

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Monday, 5 May 2014

Regulation of JAK/STAT signalling (SOCS mechanisms of action)

This seminar forms part of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute postgraduate seminar series running from March to August this year. Members of the public are welcome to attend at no charge. Maintenance of the blood system is largely controlled by ...

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Taking Charge of Carbon Capture: Electrochemical Strategies for Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere has been cited as a primary cause of global climate change and threatens global public health and welfare. Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is an effective and important part of CO...

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The History of the National Trust of Victoria: Victories and Defeats

Join Shane Carmody in a lively panel discussion with current and past leaders of the National Trust. As the Trust nears its 60th anniversary what can we learn from past victories and defeats and what role will it have in helping determine the her...

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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

'The Future of Australia' University College 2014 Forum

The 2014 University College Forum in May promises to be an exciting and inspirational event with Keynote speaker, Sir Gus Nossal AC CBE. We will challenge our panelists and the audience to think about how we might best address Australia’s ‘Asian f...

Assessment of Granular Zero-Valent Iron for the In Situ Remediation of Antarctic Contaminated Sites

Environmental contamination is a legacy at pioneering scientific research stations in Antarctica and other cold regions. Hydrocarbon and heavy metal contaminants are commonly both present at these sites. To conduct remediation efforts at these log...

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Dendritic cell and macrophage ontogeny

Florent Ginhoux graduated in Biochemistry from the University Pierre et Marie CURIE, Paris VI and obtained a Masters degree in Advanced Studies in Immunology from the Pasteur Institute, Paris. He then started his PhD in the Immunology Team of GENE...

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Book launch - Latin American Television Industries

The Research Unit in Public Cultures are pleased to welcome all to the book launch of Latin American Television Industries by John Sinclair and Joseph D Straubhaar, International Screen Industries Series, British Film Institute/Palgrave Macmillan ...

Seminar with Melodie Potts Rosevear, CEO Teach for Australia: Social Entrepreneur & Education Change-maker

The Faculty of Business and Economics invites you to attend the upcoming Creating Future Leaders Series seminar featuring Melodie Potts Rosevear, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Teach for Australia. Join us at this special seminar to be ins...

Modi’s Foreign Policy: Machtpolitik or More of the same? with Prakash Nanda

Having built his reputation as a no nonsense politician committed to development, Narendra Modi as Prime Minister would be charged also with the responsibility of overseeing India’s foreign policy. Thus far there has been a remarkable continuity i...

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The neurobiology of subjective experiences - from colour to beauty

Professor Zeki is a world leader in the elucidation of the neuroscience of colour vision, and the relation to beauty in art, music and mathematics. His many activities have included Editor of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B)...

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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Using microfluidic engineering to enable physiologically predictive cell analysis

In order to link knowledge of molecular mechanisms to phenotypes and disease states, the reductionist approach of cell biology has given way to the dynamic study of complex networks of interacting systems within single cells. Traditional, static 2...

Death receptors and bacterial diarrhoea

Many bacterial pathogens have evolved distinct ways of disarming the inflammatory response and prolonging infection. Enteropathogenic and enterohemorrhagic E. coli interfere with the immune response by injecting virulence effector proteins into th...

Airfoil Trailing Edge Noise

Understanding, measuring and predicting the noise generated by the interaction of turbulent flow with the trailing edge of airfoils remains a great technical and scientific challenge. This is because it combines interesting and complex physical p...

Graduate Study Expo

May Graduate Study Expo 2014 Join us at the University of Melbourne's May Graduate Study Expo to discover the exciting range of graduate programs available in 2014 and beyond. Both academic and professional staff from the University’s Graduate ...

Early Music @ The Potter: Neighbourhood Night at the Museum

The Early Music Studio Baroque Ensemble directed by Greg Dikmans and Early Voices, directed by Vivien Hamilton, present music from 18th Century Italy coinciding with the Ian Potter Museum of Art’s Piranesi Effect exhibition. Admission: Free entr...

A whole-person perspective on recovery for people with psychotic illness

Data from Australia’s second national prevalence survey of psychosis provide a comprehensive snapshot of multiple facets of the lives of people living with psychotic illness, extending and deepening our understanding of clinical presentation, livi...

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The Global Human Rights Imagination

Today we almost take for granted the presence of human rights norms. If not always honoured in the breach, they are at the centre of a contemporary global moral vocabulary. How did this become so? How and why did human rights become believable in ...

Election Watch: Democracy’s Biggest Year

2014 will be democracy’s biggest year ever with over 40 per cent of the world’s population facing a national poll. In the Asia Pacific region alone there are national elections being held in India, Indonesia, the United States and others. The resu...

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