Wednesday, 1 Jun 2016

Acting Specialisation: Shakespeare

Discover the immediacy, energy and vitality of Shakespeare's language through an exploration of monologues and scenes. This course will give you fun and effective ways to unlock meaning in the text while discovering some of the clues Shakespeare ...

It's a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons

This exhibition traces the history of dentistry through illustrations and cartoons from Europe and Australia dating from the seventeenth century to now. Themes include fear, relief, pain and vanity. The cartoons come from private and public collec...

Tully Moore

Exhibition dealing with collaborative practice curated by Tully Moore. Opening celebration: 12 May, 5.30pm 7.30pm Margaret Lawrence Gallery Opening hours: Tues – Sat, 12pm – 5pm Admission: Free

VCA Master of Dance: Signature

An evening of new choreographic and performance works from VCA dancers Joanne Lichti, Heidy Batista, Kaitlyn McConnell and Shermaine Heng. Enjoy the breadth and scope of movementbased investigations from this exciting group of upcoming artists. ...

Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week celebrates the culture and history of the First Australians and is marked by two important dates in history: the 1967 referendum and 1992 Mabo decision. It offers us all a time to celebrate, reflect and commit to a con...

Health Program Evaluation: Scoping the Evaluation Plan

Program planners and implementers are often faced with the task of having to develop an evaluation plan or framework for the program/project that they are working on. This requires scoping the boundary of the evaluation and choosing the most appro...

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Complexity of Aboriginal agriculture

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research seeks to provide staff and students with education opportunities to develop their awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture as part of our commi...

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Art, Ethics and Indigeneity

A full day symposium to be held as part of the National Reconciliation Week program at the VCA and MCM. This symposium invites Indigenous and nonIndigenous researchers working across the field of Indigenous arts and culture to address some of the...

Staying True to Your Social Mission

Social startups often suffer from mission drift as they race to attain financial sustainability, their plans for social impact often shift or even worse, take a back seat. Why does this happen? How can you prevent it? This master class will tea...

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Baroque Ensemble and Early Voices

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Baroque Ensemble and Early Voices present their Semester 1 concert. The program includes J. S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 37, Wer da gläubet und getauft wird. Admission: Free, no bookings required.

My Imaginary Friends

A collaborative, projection event that includes work by VCA Animation, VCA Dance and MCM Interactive Composition students.

Thursday, 2 Jun 2016

Health disparities by income in Europe before and after the crisis

Early work has found that all European countries exhibit significant prorich inequality in selfassessed health. However, it is unclear how the recent economic crisis – which has led to changes in the distributions of both health and income has in...

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Schools Program: The Art of Performance

This presentation is perfectly suited to VCE Music students to help them manage performance anxiety and enhance their performance potential. The session will be hosted by Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Postdoctoral Fellow and performanc...

Technologies/Histories Symposium

Cohosted by the Transformative Technologies Research Unit (University of Melbourne) & Flinders University, this symposium examines developments in various technologies and their relationship to history. The keynote speaker for the event is Lori ...

CSL and the Australian Biomedical Research Sector: Past, Present and Future

Dr Andrew Nash will outline the breadth and success of CSL’s engagement with the sector as well as discuss the importance of nurturing and supporting Australia’s next generation of scientific leaders. From its origins as a government funded organi...

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Inspiring India: Smart Cities - Art Cities

Enhanced quality of life defines truly international cities be it London, New York, Singapore or Hong Kong. A key ingredient to this is access to arts and entertainment which defines the liveability of a city. As city governments create ambitious ...

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Human Evolutionary History in a Global Context: Progress and Challenges

For nearly two centuries we have been accumulating fossil and other evidence that bears on our evolutionary history. As we review the history of that accumulation and all that we have learned from it, we must recognise that there is yet much to be...

Friday, 3 Jun 2016

Management Issues in Chinese Firms

The Centre for Asian Business and Economics seminar series aims to facilitate the exchange of research ideas and the formation of research collaboration on significant issues relevant to Asian business and economics. In the fast changing business...

Percussion Ensemble Concert

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Percussion Ensemble presents a program of the best of repertoire for percussion ensemble from around the world. Admission: Free, bookings essential.

Leadership in Crisis

History has shown that leaders play a key role in determining how well an organization will survive and recover from a crisis situation. Whether that crisis is a major operational failure, a natural disaster or a reputational crisis, how well the ...

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Monday, 6 Jun 2016

Modelling the Immune Response

Professor Phil Hodgkin aims to understand how cells process signals and work cooperatively to achieve a collective task. His focus is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanics of the immune response. By combining experiment and theory, ...

Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East

Join us for the launch of the newly published book, Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2016) by Professor Vedi Hadiz, Convenor of Asian Studies at the Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne This pr...

MAP & Compass: Co-Founder Open Mic II

In the lead up to the Compass PreAccelerator's launch, we've met a lot of people who are interested in applying but want to either expand their team or find a team to join. The Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) cohosted this event with us earlie...

Tuesday, 7 Jun 2016

It's Hot in the City Tonight: Using GI to Mitigate Climate Change

This seminar will discuss the effectiveness of green roofs and more traditional green infrastructure elements such as street trees as a costeffective and socially acceptable climate change adaptation strategy for buildings, communities and cities....

Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016

Cells, Life and Death

This seminar will describe the basic research that has underpinned the development of novel drugs that promote the death of cancer cells, such as venetoclax and birinapant, that are now in clinical trials. Professor Vaux is an internationally acc...

1966 and All That

1966 was an immensely significant year for continental thought. In France, Michel Foucault’s Les mots et les choses, Jacques Lacan’s Écrits and Gilles Deleuze’s Le Bergsonisme all played central roles in an intellectual scene that saw new theoreti...

Thursday, 9 Jun 2016

Self-harm in human trafficking victims accessing mental health services in London

Human trafficking is the recruitment of people through means such as the use of deception, threat or coercion for the purposes of exploitation. It is frequently characterised by psychological, physical or sexual abuse and trafficked people often...

Studies for masters: new research into old master drawings

The spotlight has been shone upon the approximately 100 drawings included in the Baillieu Library Print Collection many of them gifted by Dr J. Orde Poynton in 1959 by a series of research projects undertaken by participants in the Cultural Coll...

Dance On

Dance On is presented by second and third year dancers and undergraduate production students. It features exciting new works by Melbournebased choreographers Nat Cursio, Ben Hancock and student choreographers Siobhan McKenna and Olivia McPherson.

Friday, 10 Jun 2016

Science and Truth: the legacy of the Cahiers pour l'Analyse

'Science and Truth: the legacy of the Cahiers pour l'Analyse' is a masterclass for current graduate students examining the most ambitious and radical collective project to emerge from French structuralism, and is presented as part of the conferenc...

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Navigating uncertainty: Everyday youth strategies and generational change in rural Gujarat, India

How do the aspirations of rural youth in contemporary India differ from older generations? To what extent are they able to live out their hopes for the future? This talk will focus on the everyday strategies of young men and women in India's weste...

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Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

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Schools Program: Dance On

Students and their teachers are invited to a special schoolsonly matinee performance of our second and third year dancers’ first semester performance. Includes a Q&A with cast and choreographers. Featuring new works by Melbournebased choreographe...

Schools Program: Mongrel

Victorian College of the Arts' undergraduate Music Theatre, Production, and Interactive Composition students collaborate under the guidance of Maude Davey and Peter Farnan to create two programs of exciting new music theatre short works. This sc...

Mongrel 2016

Music Theatre, Production, and Interactive Composition students collaborate under the guidance of Maude Davey and Peter Farnan to create two programs of exciting new music theatre short works. Program A: 14 and 16 June, 7.30pm and 18 June, 2.30p...

Wednesday, 15 Jun 2016

What is known about Bak and Bax as pore-forming proteins and ways to regulate their function

The Bcl2 protein family regulates the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis, and targeting the prosurvival family members is proving efficacious in certain cancers. Two poreforming family members, Bak and Bax, drive apoptosis by changing conformation...

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Schools Program: VCE Media Students and Teachers Day

This lecture series is designed for VCE Media students and teachers, and other students considering the Bachelor of Fine Arts' Screenwriting, Film and Television, or Animation programs. The lecture series program includes: How to write a short f...

Connecting Homes and Communities: How to Support an Ageing Population?

The world is constantly changing, and for most developed countries the impact of ageing is being felt economically, socially and in the healthcare sector. The traditional notion of aged care is often associated with residential aged care, but many...

The Glory that Was Greece: Greek Art & Architecture

This six week course traces the development of Greek art from its beginnings in the Dark Ages to the Classical perfection of the 5th century BC. It also looks at how Greek art changed in the 4th century BC and the radical transformations which occ...

Thursday, 16 Jun 2016

Common mental disorders: has increased treatment reduced prevalence?

Many people identified with common mental disorders in community prevalence surveys do not receive treatment. Modelling has suggested that closing this ‘treatment gap’ should reduce population prevalence. To evaluate the effects of reducing the ...

Half-Baked Ideas: Inclusive Innovation in India: Reinventing Gandhi for the ‘Other Half’

More than 94% of India’s workforce (nearly 500 million) is in the informal sector and only 3% of this workforce has had some sort of skills training. Further, various estimates draw attention to the reality that nearly 68% of Indian population ear...

Australian Identity Through Cultural Materials Conservation

The material world surrounds us: feeding our senses, our imagination and our curiosity. We inherit and we create cultural and scientific records that help us make sense of this world. Cultural materials conservation employs materiality to understa...

Seabrook Chambers Public Lecture: The Balance Between Robust Constitutionalism and the Democratic Process

As an antiapartheid activist, the principle of ‘one person one vote’ was central to Dikgang Moseneke’s democratic demands. Now in his role as Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, Moseneke seeks to find equilibrium between the demo...

How to Foster your Child’s Chinese Learning Journey

This forum will focus on how parents of nonChinese background learners of Mandarin can promote a healthy learning environment for their children. The forum will include a panel of distinguished guests including a policy expert, a Chinese teacher, ...

Friday, 17 Jun 2016

International climate policy to make the Paris Agreement a success

The real work is just beginning: Professor Ottmar Edenhofer explores the issues for international climate policy “postParis”. The Paris Agreement could be a milestone for international climate diplomacy if the introduction of effective tools succe...

Jessica Krietzer

This exhibition comprises part of the 2016 VCA PhD program. Opening celebration: 12 Jun, 5.30 – 7.30pm Margaret Lawrence Gallery Opening Hours: TuesSat, 125pm

Monday, 20 Jun 2016

New Technologies for Sensitive, Low-Input and Single-Cell RNA-Seq

Nextgeneration sequencing (NGS) has increased our understanding of biological phenomena and human disease by enabling highly sensitive transcriptome analysis. As new applications for NGS emerge, Clontech continues to develop powerful new tools bui...

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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...

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2016

Schools Program: Art Talks

VCA visual art lecturers, all practicing artists in their own right, will host this talk about contemporary art, with a specific look at the exciting and complex art ecology of Melbourne, including both artistrun, state funded and commercial art s...

Shifting away from distractions to improve Australia's schools

For too long school reforms have been focused on structural solutions such as curricula, assessment, class size, autonomy and parental choice. However, after decades of investing in these popular policy fixes the best that can be said for Australi...

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016

30 Objects in 30 Minutes: Behind the Scenes with the Curator

In the final week of Somewhere in France: Australians on the Western Front join curator, Jenny Long, as she unveils her favourite objects from the exhibition and unlocks the fascinating stories of some of the University of Melbourne Archives mater...

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Using functional genomics to understand anti-tumour drug resistance

After a description of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute's technology strategy and capabilities, their application to understanding mechanisms of resistance to targeted antitumour agents will be shown using a CRISPRbased screen for genes mediati...

The NBN: 2009 to 2016 and Beyond

Mike Quigley was the first employee of NBN Co and its CEO for four years. In this talk, he reflects on the ups and downs of the National Broadband Network project over the last several years, and considers the various options to complete the NBN. ...

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Thursday, 23 Jun 2016

The Great Leaders Masterclass

Great leaders inspire us. They impact culture, business, government and importantly, individuals. Great leaders give us models to look up to and knowing how to apply the lessons they teach can support us to become great leaders ourselves. Who inf...

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Friday, 24 Jun 2016

Psychological First Aid Workshop

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Dept of Psychiatry) Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a practical, flexible, and recommended approach to helping people in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event, such a...

Monday, 27 Jun 2016

T Cells and their Fate Decisions

The mechanisms underpinning T cell fate decision have been frustratingly elusive over several decades of intense effort. Several technological breakthroughs in the last few years has seen dramatic progress in this area. Dr Russell will review re...

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VCE Winter School: Literature

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 VCE Winter School programs for VCE students and teachers. This year we will be offering a series of inspiring lectures, seminars and tutorials in three VCE subjects: Literature, History: Revoluti...

Annual Winter School Program Launched

Victorian College of the Arts has just launched its annual 2016 Winter School Program for 15 – 20 year olds. There are courses are available in Film and TV, Music Theatre, Theatre, Visual Arts and Dance and are perfect for VCE students. The ...

Tuesday, 28 Jun 2016

The Justiciability of Economic and Social Rights

For the second event in the 2016 ‘Judges in Conversation’ series, The Hon. Justice Mordecai Bromberg (Judge, Federal Court of Australia) will be in conversation with Professor Philip Alston (John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York Univers...

Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016

Molecular pathogenesis of Plasmodium liver infection

The first stage of malaria infection occurs when Plasmodium parasites deposited by an infected mosquito penetrate through host protective barriers to access and infect hepatocytes. Dr Boddey’s laboratory studies functional genomics of Plasmodium i...

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VCE Winter School: Australian History

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 VCE Winter School programs for VCE students and teachers. This year we will be offering a series of inspiring lectures, seminars and tutorials in three VCE subjects: Literature, History: Revoluti...

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016

What's poverty got to do with human rights?

Why it is that the world’s major human rights groups largely ignore poverty, and why the key actors in addressing global poverty, such as the World Bank, insist that human rights are irrelevant to their work. What would the agenda be if poverty we...

VCE Winter School History: Revolutions

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 VCE Winter School programs for VCE students and teachers. This year we will be offering a series of inspiring lectures, seminars and tutorials in three VCE subjects: Literature, History: Revoluti...

Friday, 1 Jul 2016

Celebrating 100 years of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity: Lost planets, Australian Eclipses and warped space

Over the years 1915 and 1916 Albert Einstein presented his magnificent General Theory of Relativity. The product of years of toil, it took expeditions to observe total solar eclipses visible from northern Australia in 1922 to confirm the theory. ...

Monday, 4 Jul 2016

Haematopoietic cytokines and their receptors

Maintenance of the haematopoietic and immune systems are controlled by the secretion of cytokines. Cytokines are small, soluble glycoproteins that initiate an intracellular signalling cascade in their target cells, leading to proliferation, differ...

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Wednesday, 6 Jul 2016

Taking it to Heart: Exploring Immune Solutions to Curb Rheumatic Heart Disease in Aboriginal Australians

The 10year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and nonIndigenous Australians is one of the most pressing health concerns of this nation. Contributing solutions to closing the gap has been a growing priority at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institut...

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...

Thursday, 7 Jul 2016

VCE Winter School: Study Day for Literature Teachers

This year we are also offering a new professional study day for VCE Literature teachers for those keen to prepare key texts on the new 2017 syllabus. We will explore and develop the different critical perspectives and theories required by the ‘Int...

Friday, 8 Jul 2016

Portliness Amidst Poverty: Evidence from India

Much of the health economics literature in India has focused on the pervasive problem of malnutrition and infectious diseases. However, a topic that has garnered considerably less attention is the rising phenomenon of obesity in the country. The p...

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The Discovery of Gravity Waves: The Breakthrough by LIGO

The 2016 announcement of the experimental observation of gravity waves from space is the latest confirmation of Einstein’s General Theory and comes after decades of work developing the incredibly sophisticated observatory. Member of the internati...

Monday, 11 Jul 2016

Historical perspective of red blood cell and platelet formation

Haematopoietic development in the embryo occurs in a sequential process, during which primitive erythropoiesis and progenitor formation occurs in the yolk sac. Once this first wave of haematopoiesis is established HSCs are then formed; this is a c...

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Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016

Tracking the spread of malaria in the South West Pacific

Research in the Barry Laboratory is focused on dissecting the genomic diversity of malaria parasites, which is providing insights into transmission patterns, antigenic diversity and the development of naturally acquired immunity in the host. In th...

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Thursday, 14 Jul 2016

Banality of Expressions: Language and politics in post-New Order Indonesia

During the New Order's rule, bahasa Indonesia was overly "inflated" by the overwhelming presence of euphemism (or the practice of softening expressions deemed to be sensitive in order to hide the truth; e.g., diamankan for 'being arrested', oknum ...

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Evidence-informed Public Health decision-making

This twoday practical workshop helps participants develop skills and confidence in using evidence in decisionmaking and practice. Course areas include: • Defining, searching for, and accessing evidence quickly and easily • Assessing the quality...

After Shakespeare

On 23 April 1616, the poet and playwright William Shakespeare died. 2016 is the 400th anniversary of his death. The Baillieu Library exhibition After Shakespeare explores the author’s posthumous legacy, both in terms of writers who imitated or ada...

Friday, 15 Jul 2016

Pulsars: Nature's naturally-occurring gravitational laboratories

Pulsars are spinning dead stars that have long since consumed all their nuclear fuel and collapsed into superdense remnants. Pulses of radiation from the spin can be used as extremely precise clocks with which to study extreme gravity. Astronomers...

Monday, 18 Jul 2016

Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Workshop 2016

The Melbourne Institute and its Journeys Home research team are pleased to host a twoday international research workshop on homelessness and housing insecurity 18 and 19 July 2016 at the Melbourne Institute. Journeys Home is an important national...

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016

How lipid-embedded domains contribute to the structure, organisation and function of transmembrane receptors

Dr Melissa Call is a Laboratory Head in the Structural Biology Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. The Call laboratory studies the structural basis of signalling through cellsurface receptors that control key functions in immunity and...

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Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

A Very Australian Story: Political Libels and the Conscription Referendums of the First World War

In 1945, the AntiConscription League published a pamphlet ostensibly about the recently deceased Maurice Blackburn's opposition to conscription for the purpose of overseas military service. The polemic that infused the pamphlet a discussion of th...

Friday, 22 Jul 2016

Dark Matter and Gravity: Searching for missing mass in the Stawell gold mine

Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity provides an exceptionally accurate theory for gravity and matter at the largest scales. But observations of the way stars move subject to gravity in the galaxies show there is more gravity that can be accou...

Monday, 25 Jul 2016

Haematopoietic stem cells and their niche

The ability of adult mammals to sustain and control the number of blood cells within the peripheral circulation is a remarkable physiological process underpinned by the regulation of the haemopoietic stem cell (HSC) pool and ultimately HSC fate. T...

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision - Where are we on the path?

Australia is the only developed country to still have trachoma, and until recently the rates for trachoma in Australian Aboriginal communities were amongst the highest in the world. Blindness rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a...

Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016

Drilling Down into the Structured Core of the T Cell Receptor Complex

The Call laboratory studies the structural basis of signalling through cellsurface receptors that control key functions in immunity and haematopoiesis. Activation of T lymphocytes through the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) is a central event in all...

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Inspiring India: Challenges for Environmental Democracy in the Worlds Largest Democracy

India's developmental strategy is obsessively focused on economic growth with GDP being the central focus. This obsession has led to massive exploitation of forests, rivers and land, as well as increased conflict between the State and the corporat...

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Julie Taymor's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Premiere Australian Screening: From the mind of awardwinning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King on Broadway, Frida, Titus) comes a Shakespeare adaptation like none other, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Rich with Taymor's trademark creativity, this i...

Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Einstein’s Gravity: Black Holes, Dark Matter and Gravitational Lensing

The General Theory of Relativity describes how mass distorts how we observe space and time. Two spectacular examples of this are provided through gravitational lensing and the predictions of black holes. Gravitational lenses provide our strongest ...

Monday, 1 Aug 2016

Immune Cell Differentiation

Immune cells belong to hematopoietic cells and their ultimate origin is hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). The differentiation of immune cells, including innate and adaptive immune cells, from HSC is a stepwise controlled process that is critical for...

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Structural Investigations of Pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 Proteins: Bak at the Membrane and when Chickens go Bok

Apoptosis is a program of altruistic cell suicide that is essential for the development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms. Insufficient or aberrant apoptosis is a hallmark of many disease states, including cancer. Permeabilisation of the ...

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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

Information Session - Master of Nursing Science

Come along to our Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Nursing Science here at The University of Melbourne. You'll learn about the course structure, entry requirements, career outcomes and what's like to be a nurse.

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...

Monday, 8 Aug 2016

Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma Workshop

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Dept of Psychiatry) The cognitive impairments commonly associated with trauma and PTSD can be quite disabling. Using illustrative case studies, this workshop will help you ...

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Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016

Cancelled

The Killer Defence

As part of the “living fossil record’ of immunology Professor Doherty will take you through some of the questions, strategies and technical/conceptual limitations that have characterised his 40 years of involvement with the virusspecific CD8+ T ce...

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...

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016

Rumble in the (Urban) Jungle: Novel Science Research Driving Green Cities

This seminar forms part of Science Week and will highlight the research of early career scientists. Postgraduate students working in the urban jungle will present highlights from their research into making vegetation work better for greener citie...

Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016

IL-3Rα/CD123 as a potential novel therapeutic target in systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex chronic multisystem autoimmune disease, which still causes a significant morbidity, and even mortality, despite currently available treatments. There is an urgent need for effective and safe novel th...

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Thursday, 18 Aug 2016

The Great Leaders Masterclass

Great leaders inspire us. They impact culture, business, government and importantly, individuals. Great leaders give us models to look up to and knowing how to apply the lessons they teach can support us to become great leaders ourselves. Who inf...

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Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

Old Time Accomplices: Mentors and Mentees conference

Old Time Accomplices: Mentors and Mentees is a three day conference that creates a space for the interdisciplinary exploration of the idea of mentoring. The School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne supported by the inte...

Friday, 26 Aug 2016

Ageing Workers: Challenges for Employment Relations and Labor Law

Workforce ageing is a major trend in many developed economies due to declining birth rates and rising life expectancy. This demographic development has important implications for economic performance, intergenerational solidarity and social cohesi...

Monday, 29 Aug 2016

High-Dimensional Cellular Immune Profiling in Health and Disease

Blood and tissue samples taken as part of clinical studies and trials can provide critical information on the roles of the immune response in patient outcome. However, the cellular compositions of these samples are often highly diverse, and impor...

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016

Information Session - Master of Nursing Science

Come along to our Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Nursing Science here at The University of Melbourne. You'll learn about the course structure, entry requirements, career outcomes and what's like to be a nurse.

Monday, 5 Sep 2016

Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Adults

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Department of Psychiatry) Treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is challenging, whether the result of a single incident such as a car accident or natural disaster, or...

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Wednesday, 7 Sep 2016

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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...

Thursday, 8 Sep 2016

Public issues, Private trauma: Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress (ACOTS)

ACOTS provides a world class forum for the sharing of knowledge about traumatic stress within the Australasian region. The theme of ACOTS 2016 reflects the increasing public recognition of issues such as childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence,...

Friday, 9 Sep 2016

Young Scientist Forum on Cell Death and Survival

Australia is a world leader in the field of cell death and survival From the discovery of the genetic basis of apoptosis, to the molecular events that lead to necroptosis, to the development of therapeutics that target these pathways for the trea...

Monday, 12 Sep 2016

Trauma-Informed Care Workshop

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Dept of Psychiatry) If you work in a communitybased setting with people who have experienced trauma, this workshop will provide a framework for understanding, responding, and...

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Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016

Information Session - Master of Nursing Science

Come along to our Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Nursing Science here at The University of Melbourne. You'll learn about the course structure, entry requirements, career outcomes and what's like to be a nurse.

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016

Translators and Printers in Renaissance Europe: Framing Identity and Agency

The European Renaissance witnessed a new significance accorded to the tasks of textual translation, and the printing and dissemination of the resultant works—whether religious tracts, literary or historical works, or popular manuals of instruction...

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....

Thursday, 6 Oct 2016

Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Children and Adolescents

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Department of Psychiatry) Treating traumatised children and adolescents can be challenging even for experienced practitioners. This training program will provide you with ...

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016

Urban Plantings as Living Laboratories for Climate Change

This seminar will look at how urban plantings can help us understand how plants may adapt to climate change and how we can use this information to make better choices for urban plantings. Researchers will present on how they have used difficult u...

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016

The Great Leaders Masterclass

Great leaders inspire us. They impact culture, business, government and importantly, individuals. Great leaders give us models to look up to and knowing how to apply the lessons they teach can support us to become great leaders ourselves. Who inf...

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

Booked out

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 half day 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. ...

Where People, Landscapes and Biodiversity Collide

This seminar will discuss how green infrastructure can be used to support and enhance urban biodiversity and improve the wellbeing of people through psychological and productivity benefits and the benefits of growing our own food in the city. Th...

Monday, 21 Nov 2016

Beyond 400: New Shakespeares

After a yearlong celebration of the quartercentenary of Shakespeare’s death, it’s time to move from reflection to future directions. What will Shakespearean text and performance look like, beyond the 400 year anniversary? This symposium will draw ...