*Seminar Series: Chemistry and Structural Biology Division Seminar
*Location: Seminar Room 3.142, QBP Bldg 80, UQ St Lucia
*Date: 27/04/2017
*Time: 12:30

Speaker #1 details
*Title of talk: New targets for the treatment of burns pain
*Speaker's name: Dr Michael Morgan
*Speaker's organisation: IMB Centre for Pain Research
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Talk Abstract: Burns injury is a traumatic event that results in both acute and chronic pain conditions. Current treatments for burns pain have limited efficacy often accompanied by significant side effects. In this talk I will discuss different approaches we have taken to identify new pharmacological targets for burns pain using a clinically relevant mouse model established at the Centre for Pain Research.
Speaker's bio: Michael obtained his PhD from UQ and joined the Centre for Pain Research at the IMB in September 2015 to identify and characterise novel pain targets and modulators.

Speaker #2 details
*Title of talk: Targeting inflammation in mouse models of liver fibrosis
*Speaker's name: Dr Ken Loh
*Speaker's organisation: IMB Centre for Inflammation and Disease Research (CIDR)
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Talk Abstract: Chronic liver disease is a worldwide health problem for which there is a need for effective therapies. Inflammation is a hallmark of all stages of chronic liver disease, regardless of its viral, alcoholic, fatty or autoimmune origin. The Centre for Inflammation and Disease Research is investigating mechanistic links between inflammation and liver fibrosis using different mouse models and therapeutic approaches to prevent and treat liver injury, inflammation and fibrosis.
Speaker's bio: Ken obtained his PhD from UQ and joined CIDR in November 2015 to study inflammatory pathways and pathological events involved in liver fibrosis and chronic liver disease.

Other Details:
*Host name: Prof Richard Lewis
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*Host email: r.lewis@imb.uq.edu.au