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

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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Give it Up For Margaret: A Month of Philanthropic Inspiration

A program of events celebrating the life and significant philanthropy of Margaret Lawrence; supporting numerous organisations and projects that advance women, education, welfare and the arts. Margaret Lawrence's benefactions have assisted many o...

Monday, 5 May 2014

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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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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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 ...

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 ...

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Impact of Parental Migration on their Children's Education & Health

In the past 15 years around 160 million Chinese rural workers have migrated to cities to work. Due to restrictions on migrant access to local health and education systems a large cohort of migrant children have been leftbehind in rural villages an...

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Friday, 9 May 2014

Feminist Encounters with International Human Rights Law

This lecture will reflect on a number of encounters between feminism and the law in the context of international human rights law. These encounters have rarely been easy, despite an intuitive expectation that at least this body of law might be war...

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Cancer microenvironment and immunity: Lessons for Immunotherapy

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. Since completing her PhD in 2002, Dr Nicole Haynes has wo...

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Booked out

Time travel: separating science fact from science fiction

This lecture is now fully booked but please click on the bookings link to add your name to our waiting list. This lecture will be filmed and livestreamed from this page. You can also watch the lecture at a later date from our 'recordings page' h...

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Ideas Soirée: Changing Indian Education; Learning from Australia

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. The huge success of Australian institutes of higher education has met a...

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Myb, Moz and Memory: genetic networks regulating long-lived immunity

Dr Kim Jacobson received her PhD from University of Sydney, and subsequently undertook a postdoc at Yale University as a CJ Martin Fellow before returning to Australia. Humoralbased vaccines are vital for population health, yet very little is kno...

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Melbourne Business School Information Evening

Wonder what it’s like to be a Melbourne Business School (MBS) student? Attend our information session to learn more about your graduate study options in business and economics. You will have the chance to meet with current students, course advis...

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Tiffin Talk: Engendering Dispossession: the Miyana fishing community of Maliya in Gujarat

Not withstanding India’s high rates of economic growth in the past two decades of neoliberal reform, there is a broad consensus that India’s agrarian economy is in crisis (Lerche 2011, Reddy and Mishra 2009). Feminist scholars have been pushing fo...

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From IgG Fusion Proteins to Engineered Specific Human Tregs: A Life of Tolerance

David W Scott, PhD is Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services School of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. An alumnus of Antioch College, Professor Scott received his MS degree from the University of...

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Social Pension Unification in an Urbanising China Paths and Constraints

A fragmented and segmented social protection system can create barriers for labour migration and be socially divisive. There have been great efforts to consolidate multiple schemes that segregate different social groups into fewer schemes in both ...

Friday, 16 May 2014

Chris Wallace-Crabbe 80th Birthday Dinner

Please join the University of Melbourne community in celebrating the eightieth birthday of Chris WallaceCrabbe. Chris is one of Australia’s most loved and influential contemporary poets. His poetry has marked an Australian terrain at once suburba...

The University of Melbourne Orchestra - Hamer Hall

Conductor: Alasdair Neale (USA) Igor STRAVINSKY Scherzo à la Russe Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9 in Eb Major, Op. 70 Modest MUSSORGSKY/orch. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition Admission: Free The University of Melbourne Orchestra concer...

Monday, 19 May 2014

The macrophage/pathogen dynamic (subversion of the host response)

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. Matt Sweet completed his PhD on transcriptional control m...

2014 Hamer Oration: John Brumby - A federation for the future

After more than 100 years since Federation, the Government’s White Paper on Reform of the Federation presents an historic opportunity to reconsider FederalState relations and responsibilities. How can State and Federal governments work effectivel...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Resolving Energy Policy Dilemmas in An Age Of Carbon Constraints

Australian energy policy is faced by several immense challenges all at once: changes in international energy markets driven by economic growth and structural change in Asian developing countries and unconventional gas technologies in North America...

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Drug Discovery for Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases

Dr Chris Burns trained as an organic chemist at the University of Melbourne and obtained his PhD in 1989. After postdoctoral research at Penn State University, USA, he joined Pfizer in the UK as a medicinal chemist. He returned to Australia in 199...

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Decision Sciences and Literary Criticism in Post Mao China

“Black Cats or White Cats? Decision Sciences and Literary Criticism in Post Mao China and the Culture and Economics Nexus in the AsiaPacific Region.” On the surface, the difference between the China of the Cultural Revolution era and the China of...

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Monday, 26 May 2014

Inflammation-associated cancers (gp130 signalling)

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. The main focus of our laboratory is to define how signal ...

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The Taste of Crime in 17th century Viêt-Nam : Why Write Historical Crime Fiction ?

What makes 17thcentury ViêtNam so compelling that it has been chosen for the setting of a detective series? Would it be the powerhungry, ambitious lords who covet the imperial throne, leaving the country and its people in the hands of corrupt mand...

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Visualizing the Machinery of Life

David S. Goodsell is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute. His research uses computer graphics and simulation to explore structure/function relationships in key biological systems. Current projects include ...

Turn of the Screw: the late antique social and economic context for innovation in oil and wine press technology

Ancient World Seminar in The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

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VCA Music Theatre presents New Short Works

27 – 30 May, 7.30pm 31 May, 2pm & 7.30pm 3rd year Music Theatre students create original works that range from cabaret to short sungthrough musicals to dance theatre, limited only to using at least two of their three skills (acting, singing and d...

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Making sense of tumour genome sequence data

The focus of Associate Professor Papenfuss’ research is the analysis of next generation sequence data, particularly in cancer and infectious diseases. He works in close collaboration with clinicians and biologists to answer biological questions us...

Douglas Gordon Master Teaching

In collaboration with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and hosted within the School of Art, VCA, internationally renowned artist, Douglas Gordon, famous for 24 Hour Psycho and more recently Zinadine Zidane, will present a public lecture.

Viewpoints

First showings of new choreographic investigations from Masters and Honours students in Dance. The School of Performing Arts encompasses the intensive disciplines of Dance, Theatre and Production and forms a vital part of the VCA community. This ...

Friday, 30 May 2014

World Music Concert

A gala concert featuring an array of performances highlighting the variety of world music ensembles on offer at the MCM. The program will feature performances from African Drum and Dance, Shakuhachi and World Music Choir.

Monday, 2 Jun 2014

Visualisation of inflammatory immune responses

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.

Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014

Quantification of Passivation Layer Growth in Inert Anodes for Molten-Salt Electrochemistry by In Situ Energy-Dispersive X-ray Diffraction

Currently, many important light metals, including aluminium, magnesium and titanium, are produced via electrowinning involving the use of carbon anodes in the reduction of solid metal oxides in a molten salt bath operating at ~1000 ºC. The carbon ...

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MCM Percussion Ensembles Concert

The MCM Percussion Ensemble presents dynamic contemporary works for large percussion ensembles. Admission: Free, but bookings required. Please see website. The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, which is a division of the Faculty of VCA and MCM,...

Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014

The role of calcium-dependent kinases in the lytic lifecycle of Toxoplasma gondii

Calcium signal transduction cascades are essential to the regulation of the lytic lifecycle of apicomplexan parasites such as Toxoplasma gondii and the malaria causing Plasmodium. Recently, work from our group demonstrated that knockout of the pla...

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Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014

Place Matters - A Journey to a Just and Fairer Society

The concept of place or location permeates all facets of both ancient and modern societies. It is central to the Dreaming of indigenous Australians, underlies most wars throughout history, and in modern society supports land markets and sustainabl...

Monday, 16 Jun 2014

NF-κB and cancer

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. Lorraine O’ Reilly received her BSc (Hons. Immunology) fr...

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Monday, 23 Jun 2014

TNF signalling

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. Associate Professor John Silke completed a law degree fro...

Monday, 30 Jun 2014

Type 1 Diabetes

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. Our lab targets local immune responses for islet transpla...

Thursday, 3 Jul 2014

2014 Economic and Social Outlook Conference

The Melbourne Institute and The Australian are pleased to be hosting the 9th Economic and Social Outlook conference. The theme of this conference is "Pathways to Growth: the reform imperative". The consistent thread running through all our previo...

Monday, 7 Jul 2014

What we know (and still need to know) about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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.

Monday, 14 Jul 2014

Cytokine signalling in rheumatoid arthritis (G-CSF/GM-CSF/IL-17)

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. Professor Wicks’ research has relied on wellcharacterised...

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Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014

Melbourne Business School Information Evening

Wonder what it’s like to be a Melbourne Business School (MBS) student? Attend our information session to learn more about your graduate study options in business and economics. You will have the chance to meet with current students, course advise...

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Monday, 21 Jul 2014

The GM-CSF receptor family - structure, signalling and clinical implications

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.

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Thursday, 24 Jul 2014

How ‘Indian’ history became American history

Between the 1992 and 2014 commemorations of Columbus’ first voyage to the Caribbean, a remarkable transformation has occured. Native American history, once a marginal enterprise for historians, has become the central means for understanding the dy...

Friday, 25 Jul 2014

Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig

In anticipation of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance of the B minor Mass 7, 8 and 9 August, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with St Johns Southgate, and the Australian Bach Society will be hosting a symposium entitled Bach Studie...

Symposium: Bach Studies in Australia

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music joins with St Johns Southgate and the Australian Bach Society to host a symposium showcasing Bach scholarship across the country featuring a free public lecture by Prof. Christoph Wolff, Harvard University. Pe...

Monday, 28 Jul 2014

Diet, metabolism and inflammation

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. Dr Alison Thorburn is a researcher at Monash University. ...

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Thursday, 31 Jul 2014

Moctezuma: the question of headdress and heritage

Controversy has always surrounded Moctezuma II, one of the most fascinating figures in the history of Mexico. As the Aztec emperor who welcomed Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortés, and eventually conquered the Aztec empire to claim it as a colony f...

Monday, 4 Aug 2014

Antigen presentation: the link between innate and adaptive immunity

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. Dr Justine Mintern completed her PhD at the Walter and El...

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Monday, 11 Aug 2014

From discovery to the clinic

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. Andrew Nash completed his PhD in immunology at The Univer...

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Monday, 18 Aug 2014

Genetic defects in nucleic acid metabolism and the role of type I interferons in the pathogenesis inflammatory encephalopathies

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. Iain Campbell obtained his graduate (1979) and doctoral (...