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SBMS Seminar Series

Date/Time: Monday 30th October 2017 13:00

Location: QBI Auditorium, Level 7

Title of talk: Targeting the IGF1-PI3K pathway in the failing heart: Translating studies from mice to humans
Speaker's name: Assoc. Professor Julie McMullen
Speaker's organisation: Baker IDI

Host name: Professor Wally Thomas
Host phone number: 07 3365 1704
Host email: w.thomas@uq.edu.au

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National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Forum - One Health

Date/Time: Friday 3rd November 2017 8:15

Location: Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE), Level 4, 20 Cornwall St, Woolloongabba

Title of talk: Keynote address
Speaker's name: Professor Alison Holmes
Speaker's organisation: Imperial College and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Title of talk: Keynote address
Speaker's name: Professor Anton Peleg
Speaker's organisation: The Alfred Hospital and Monash University

Other Details: The forum, to be held on Friday 3 November, provides a platform to share knowledge, experience and evidence for implementation of the response to antimicrobial resistance in the Australian context. The scientific program is rich in breadth and depth, with representatives from the academic, public, private and community sectors representing hospital, community and animal health, translational science and policy, using a "One Health" approach. Keynote speakers include Alison Holmes, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College and the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) and Associate Medical Director for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Anton Peleg, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology; Director, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne. A series of workshops will be held on the day before the Forum (Thursday 2 November) on a variety of topics including antibiotic stewardship for nurses and drug discovery and development. Register to attend the forum here - https://cre-reduce.centre.uq.edu.au/event/438/australian-antimicrobial-resistance-forum

Host name: Queensland Statewide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and CRE REDUCE
Host email: Statewide.AMS@health.qld.gov.au

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Drug Discovery & Development Workshop - National AMR Forum

Date/Time: Thursday 2nd November 2017 12:00

Location: Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE), Level 4, 20 Cornwall St, Woolloongabba

Title of talk: Drug Discovery and Development
Speaker's name: Dr Mark Blaskovich and other members of CO-ADD
Speaker's organisation: Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD), IMB, UQ

Title of talk: Drug Discovery and Development
Speaker's name: Dr Fekade Sime and Wim Meutermans
Speaker's organisation: UQ School of Pharmacy, VAST Bioscience Pty Ltd

Other Details: Calling all clinicians, researchers and chemists interested in discovery and development of new antibiotics! Hosted by the Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD), this workshop will give an insight into the identification of new antimicrobials and pathways to development as potential antimicrobial drugs. The workshop will consist of 30 - 40 minute presentations followed by a panel discussion. Afternoon tea will be provided. Register to attend here - http://bit.ly/2jhu1OR

Topics include - the antibiotic pipeline; chemoinfomatic and screening approaches to finding new antibiotics; academic and commercial case studies, and the relevance of PK/PD for antibiotic development

Speakers will include members of CO-ADD, fellow UQ researchers and commercial drug discovery scientists.

Host name: Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD)
Host phone number: 3346 2045
Host email: media@co-add.org.au

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Cell Biology Forum

Date/Time: Wednesday 25th October 2017 09:00

Location: Large Seminar Room

Title of talk: Phenotypic characterization of caveola-deficient cells
Speaker's name: Yeping Wu
Speaker's organisation: UQ, IMB (Parton Lab)

Title of talk: To Be announced
Speaker's name: Yi Cui
Speaker's organisation: UQ, SBMS (Teasdale lab)

Host name: Brett Collins
Host email: b.collins@imb.uq.edu.au

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Chemistry and Structural Biology Division Seminar

Date/Time: Thursday 2nd November 2017 12:30

Location: Large Seminar Room (3.142), Level 3 Qld Bioscience Precinct Building 80, St Lucia

Title of talk: Calcium signaling and cell death in basal breast cancer cells
Speaker's name: Prof Greg Monteith
Speaker's organisation: School of Pharmacy, UQ
Talk abstract: Many of the identified hallmarks of cancer, including proliferation, invasion and altered sensitivity to cell death inducers are regulated by calcium signaling. Recent studies suggest that the remodeling of the expression of specific calcium permeable ion channels are a feature of some breast cancer subtypes, including those with poorer prognosis such as the basal molecular subtype. Studies using pharmacological regulators of specific calcium permeable ion channels suggest that some aspects of breast cancer progression may be targeted by agents that act on specific ion channels. This seminar will discuss the role of specific ion channels in processes important in breast cancer, how activation of ion channels may represent a novel method to promote the death of breast cancer cells and new methods to assess Ca2+ homeostasis during the death of breast cancer cells.

Host name: Dr Irina Vetter
Host phone number: 0421 559 389
Host email: i.vetter@uq.edu.au

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QAAFI Science Seminar

Date/Time: Tuesday 24th October 2017 12:00

Location: Queensland Bioscience Precinct Building, Level 3

Title of talk: An integrated remote-sensing approach to close the phenotyping gap in sorghum breeding
Speaker's name: Dr Barbara George-Jaeggli
Speaker's organisation: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Talk abstract: Next-generation sequencing has made genotyping cheap and fast so that many plant breeding programs today have access to whole-genome information for thousands of parental lines and progeny alike. This facilitates the construction of linkage-maps and genome-wide association studies which together are powerful tools to investigate the genetic architecture of complex or quantitative traits.

Host name: Liz Eden
Host email: qaaficomms@uq.edu.au

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Genomics of Development and Disease Divisoin Seminar Series

Date/Time: Thursday 26th October 2017 11:00

Location: Large Seminar Room, level 3

Title of talk: Using a zebrafish model to investigate the role of Cavin4 in skeletal muscle
Speaker's name: Harriet Lo
Speaker's organisation: Parton Lab

Title of talk: Inflammasomes - key molecules in inflammation and novel targets for the treatment of inflammatory diseases
Speaker's name: Rebecca Coll
Speaker's organisation: Schroder Lab

Other Details: Special Seminar - * Hot topics from within other IMB divisions*

Kindly Sponsored by Daniel Sackey - MDL Scientific

Host name: Christelle Adolphe
Host email: c.adolphe@imb.uq.edu.au

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SCMB Seminar

Date/Time: Wednesday 25th October 2017 12:00

Location: AIBN Seminar Room

Title of talk: Novel insights into the link between tuberculosis and type 2 diabetes
Speaker's name: A/Prof Katharina Ronacher
Speaker's organisation: Mater Research Institute
Talk abstract: Novel insights into the link between tuberculosis and type 2 diabetes

Host name: Nick West
Host email: n.west@uq.edu.au

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QAAFI Science Seminar Series

Date/Time: Tuesday 31st October 2017 12:00

Location: Level 3 Qld Bioscience Precinct Building 80, St Lucia Room: Large Seminar Room (3.142)

Title of talk: Innovation and science to deliver economic prosperity for Australia
Speaker's name: David Martin
Speaker's organisation: AusIndustry - Innovation Connection
Talk abstract: Technological change is transforming how we live, work, communicate and pursue good ideas. Further, there is increased focus through the National Innovation Science Agenda, and Advance Queensland to embrace new concepts in innovation and science, and harness new sources of growth to deliver the next age of economic prosperity in Australia.

Time poor researchers seeking to foster and form the industry relationships that allow them to grow their careers often find themselves investing significant resources in round-based, highly competitive granting programmes with limited chance of success.

Meanwhile, potential industry partners, with a commercial imperative and often inflexible project deadlines find themselves confused and frustrated about how to reach the research expertise they need.

Through a national network of twenty-one facilitators, Innovation Connections helps promote innovation and collaboration between Australian businesses and the research sector with guaranteed funding and a facilitated service.

With the assistance of a facilitator and funding, Innovation Connections provides a prime opportunity for The University of Queensland researchers to develop and deepen their relationship with industry, either by establishing a new partnership, collaboratively identifying pilot data (for example for a future ARC Linkage Projects application), or furthering an existing research relationship.

The University of Queensland is now the third largest user of the scheme in Australia and David Martin, the facilitator associated with our University, will provide an overview of how to access the funding that it provides and case studies of where it has been effectively used by QAAFI's researchers to develop long term working relationships with industry.

Host name: Hannah Hardy
Host email: h.hardy@uq.edu.au