Monday, 8 Feb 2016

Modulatory effects of Plasmodium falciparum protein PfEMP1 on the monocyte/macrophage immune response to malaria

Plasmodium falciparuminduced malaria is a serious global disease burden, with significant mortality rates amongst young children. Immunity to malaria is slow to develop and requires repeated exposure, and sterile immunity is never achieved under n...

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Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016

Research Meets Industry Roadshow 2016 - Wound Management Innovation CRC

Do you have an innovative research concept that could revolutionise the wound management industry? The Wound CRC is opening a research expression of interest round from the 1st February 2016 and will be holding information and networking sessions...

Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016

Inflammatory cytokines induce type 2 immune synchronisation in infant food allergy

The incidence of IgE mediated food allergy in infants has been steadily rising over the past decades. Epidemiological evidence has suggested a contribution from increased inflammation. This talk provides evidence demonstrating that inflammation pr...

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Does technology do more good than harm?

The potential of new and emerging technologies in the area of violence against women is increasingly becoming recognised by governments, researchers, and community organisations alike. This public panel will discuss technology’s potential as a to...

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...

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 h...

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

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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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...

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

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...

Thursday, 25 Feb 2016

Knowledge Translation for Researchers

This training course explores how to more effectively integrate Knowledge Translation (KT) into research. We work with researchers to enhance the impact of research work and provide practical support to build KT skills and understanding within the...

Cyber Security: Is Australia Ready?

The Internet supports the development of economic growth, drives innovation and the delivery of services. However, as connectivity has increased so too have security risks. In this public lecture, Melissa Hathaway discusses need for cyber securi...

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Tuesday, 1 Mar 2016

Stem Cells on the Scientific Frontier: Hopes for Cures and Scientific Realities

This public forum will explore issues associated with taking stem cell science from the bench to clinical practice. The discussion will focus on the scientific, ethical and regulatory considerations facing the field together with the complexities ...

Wednesday, 2 Mar 2016

Every T Cell Counts: The Calculus of T Cell Immunity

T Cell responses are initiated by antigen and promoted by a range of costimulatory signals. These signals control multiple aspects of immune cell behaviour including cell activation, proliferation, survival and differentiation. Regulation of T Cel...

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Friday, 4 Mar 2016

Music Therapy Symposium: Healthy/Unhealthy Uses of Music in Mental Health Care

Many people use music to support their mental health. This varies from listening to music for relaxation, pleasure and social purposes. When we are well, these activities are usually successful and require little conscious consideration. Howeve...

BioBlitz

Take part in Melbourne BioBlitz and help us to discover the diverse animal and plant species on our campus. The University of Melbourne is working with the City of Melbourne to hold the 2016 BioBlitz a citizen science event where experts and mem...

Monday, 7 Mar 2016

The Next Pandemic - A Hypothetical

The Doherty Institute is teaming up with the Convergence Science Network to bring you The Next Pandemic – A Hypothetical. Laureate Professor Peter Doherty and Doherty Institute Director, Professor Sharon Lewin will lead an expert panel of guests ...

For Thought: Tim Flannery, Naomi Oreskes and David Suzuki (Melbourne)

FOR THOUGHT: HOPE FOR THE PLANET ‘We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space,’ David Suzuki has said. ‘A single entity in which air, water and continents are interconnected. That is our home.’ In 1800 there were one billion peopl...

Tuesday, 8 Mar 2016

For Thought: Tim Flannery, Naomi Oreskes and David Suzuki (Sydney)

"We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space," David Suzuki has said. "A single entity in which air, water and continents are interconnected. That is our home." In 1800 there were one billion people on the planet. Now there are sev...

Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016

Using Genome Assembly to Dramatically Improve the Identification of Chromosomal Rearrangements in Sequencing Data

The identification of genomic rearrangements using highthroughput sequencing remains a major challenge. Due to the increased difficulty of detection, both the sensitivity and specificity of software pipelines used to detect structural variation la...

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Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

Myth and Emotion in Early Modern Europe

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Greek and Roman classics became increasingly central to the European literary imagination, being referenced, translated, adopted and reshaped by a huge range of authors. In turn, current criticis...

Wednesday, 16 Mar 2016

Intestinal organoids as model for cystic fibrosis

This robust functional CFTR readout was used to study CFTR gene editing by CRISPR/Cas9, characterise the mechanism of action of CFTRrepairing small molecules and develop novel CFTRtargeting treatments. Recently, two CF subjects with a noncharacter...

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What science tells us about the advantages of living a meaningful life

Researchers have been busily at work for more than five decades studying the qualities of meaningful and fulfilling lives. Particularly in the past 15 years, sound and unambiguous research have revealed wideranging advantages to living a meaningfu...

Multilevel Statistical Methods

This course is designed to provide training in the concept and application of multilevel statistical modeling. You will be motivated to think about correlated and dependent data structures that arise due to sampling design and/or are inherent in t...

UoM at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Visit displays which have been designed and installed by our very own Burnley Master of Urban Horticulture and Associate Degree of Urban Horticulture students, in the Avenue of Achievable Gardens. Held yearly, this event showcases all things hor...

Thursday, 17 Mar 2016

Reading and Writing Communities in the Trenches 1914-1918 (France & Italy)

Over 38 years ago, in The Great War and Modern Memory, Paul Fussell examined the literary dimensions of the First World War for British combatants. Fussell was primarily concerned with the officer class, a wellread and articulate elite whose war e...

Friday, 18 Mar 2016

Understanding Çatalhöyük and the Origins of Settled Life

This talk will summarise 22 years of excavation at the 9000 yearold Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey. The site was first excavated by James Mellaart in the 1960s and recent research has led to many changes in the way the site is unde...

Saturday, 19 Mar 2016

Werribee Open Day 2016

• Explore our popular Bachelor of Agriculture, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Diploma in General Studies • Discover masters and higher research programs in veterinary, agricultural and food science • Attend course information lectures • Exp...

Tuesday, 5 Apr 2016

Concussion in sport: its impact on the brain

Assoc Prof Paul McCrory will discuss concussion and the way it affects the brain – from young kids through to elite athletes. This worldleading investigator will dispel some myths while updating us on the latest research. PARKING Including many ...

Monday, 18 Apr 2016

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

This oneday short course run by the Health Economics Group provides participants with an understanding of how economic analysis can be used to evaluate health programs and aid decision making. No previous knowledge required. The course will consis...

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016

Practical Methods for Health Economic Evaluation

A threeday intensive computer based course in methods for health economic evaluation. The course is designed for those engaged in undertaking costeffectiveness analysis and resource allocation decisionmaking. The course involves a series of modu...

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016

Future of Work: People, Place, Technology conference

Hosted by the Centre for Workplace Leadership, Future of Work: People, Place, Technology is the premier international forum for sharing ideas, inspiration and information about the future of work. Bringing together worldclass thinkers, practition...

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016

Structural studies of proteins of the Bcl-2 family

2016 is the 20th anniversary of the first description of the threedimensional structure of one of these proteins, the antiapoptotic family member BclxL. The structure of the proapoptotic member Bax followed shortly afterwards, revealing a highly s...

Saturday, 30 Apr 2016

Burnley Festival and Alumni Day

This year, Burnley campus will be celebrating 125 years of horticultural education. The University of Melbourne's Burnley Campus is renowned for its environmental and ornamental horticultural educational programs. The Campus, set on 13 hectares o...

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Active memory - use it or lose it!

Just like our hearts, our brains respond to a healthy diet and good oldfashioned exercise. Smoking? Stop it. Too much alcohol? Ditto. But there are even more things you can do to improve brain function. There are times when our memory leaves us h...

Monday, 20 Jun 2016

Biological Methylation: A New Frontier in Regulation of Immunity and Inflammation

Cells respond to external signals by converting information via surface receptors to the nucleus to induce or repress gene expression. These signals are transduced primarily by posttranslational modifications of signalling proteins, most often pho...

Wednesday, 6 Jul 2016

Alzheimer’s Disease: the latest research and a search for a cure

In this presentation, Professor Ashley Bush will discuss the research he and his Oxidation Biology Unit are looking at with regards to how key proteins interact inappropriately with metals in the brain to cause oxidative stress in diseases includi...

Monday, 1 Aug 2016

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

This oneday short course run by the Health Economics Group provides participants an understanding of how economic analysis can be used to evaluate health programs and aid decision making. No previous knowledge required. The course will consist of ...

Tuesday, 2 Aug 2016

Designing Economic Evaluation Alongside Clinical Studies

Oneday course run by the Health Economics Group providing an overview of economic evaluation alongside randomised controlled trials and other studies, with a particular focus on the design and practical aspects. A combination of lectures and pra...

Wednesday, 3 Aug 2016

What Causes Parkinson’s Disease?

Did you know that Parkinson’s disease occurs when nerve cells die in the brain? This causes the chemical dopamine to decline and has many other effects. In this presentation, Professor Malcolm Horne will discuss brain changes and possible symptoms...

Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016

Perforin: structure, function and human pathology

Joe Trapani received his medical degree in 1977 and his PhD in 1985, from The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed physician training (FRACP) in Rheumatology (1985) and received his PhD in the immunogenetics of HL...

Wednesday, 7 Sep 2016

Major Depression: an update on the latest research with a world leader in the field

Professor Patrick McGorry AO presents the latest research around depression. Professor Patrick McGorry is the Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, and a Director of the Board of the Nation...

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

Recovery After Stroke: latest research from the Florey

A stroke is a common and devastating event but Florey research is changing the way rehabilitation is practiced across the world. In this presentation, Professor Julie Bernhardt, discusses the effect of strokes and how life skills can be regained....

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016

Parkinson’s Disease in the Future: Through the Researcher’s Lens

A huge international effort is driving medical research into Parkinson’s disease. From stem cell therapies to gene therapy and deep brain stimulation – we explore the future. Professor Malcolm Horne is a senior member of the Neurodegeneration lab...

Wednesday, 9 Nov 2016

Improve Your Brain Health

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is ending the year on a high. While we are all born with a certain set of genes, every one of us can make the most of environmental factors to stay well for longer. In this presentation, Profe...

Monday, 14 Nov 2016

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

This oneday short course run by the Health Economics Group provides participants an understanding of how economic analysis can be used to evaluate health programs and aid decision making. No previous knowledge required. The course will consist of ...

Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016

Incorporating Health Economics into Grant Proposals

This halfday course run by the Health Economics Group provides researchers with an overview of the role of health economics in grant proposals, practical assistance in grant writing, as well as guidance in identifying suitable health economists. T...