2019 Central Clinical School Translational Research Symposium

Translational Research Symposium 2019

What is Translational Research?

How do we expedite the basic findings of medical research into clinical practice, without any compromise of research quality? An outstanding scientific program featuring leading translational medical researchers from Monash University and Melbourne’s premier research institutes in Monash University's 5th annual Translational Research in Medicine Symposium yields insights from a broad range of medical and scientific disciplines.


  • Date: Friday 21st June, 2019
  • Time: 8.30am registration. Symposium runs from 9am-4:30pm, followed by drinks from 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Venue: A+ Education Centre Lecture Theatre, adjacent to the Baker Institute at 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, 200 metres east of the main  Alfred Hospital entrance. See map.
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: Please click here to RSVP by Friday 14th of June
  • Enquiries: Dr Steven Petratos, ph +61 3 9902 0191 email Steven.Petratos@monash.edu
  • Event Flyer

Young Investigator Poster Competition

A highlight of the symposium is the Young Investigator Competition. PhD candidates and early career researchers from the Monash Clinical Schools are invited to participate in the competition. For more details and to submit your poster, please click here.


Invited Speakers
8:30 am Welcome Reception and Registration
9:00 am Professor Alan Mackay-Sim - Stem cells as brain disease models for drug discovery
2017 Australian of the Year
Professor Emeritus, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University
Plenary Lecture
9:50 am Professor Gail Risbridger - Prostate Cancer in BRCA mutation carriers: A small cohort study with large impact
Deputy Dean, Special Projects, Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium
Research Director, Prostate Cancer Research program 
Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre (MPAHSC) Themes
11:00 am Dr Joshua Ooi - Antigen specific regulatory T cells to treat autoimmune diseases
Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Monash Health
11:30 am Associate Professor Catriona Bradshaw - Mycoplasma genitalium: the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and new diagnostic treatment strategies
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, CCS
12:00 pm Professor Karin Jandeleit-Dahm - Translation of preclinical work on Nox inhibition in diabetic kidney disease
Department of Diabetes, CCS
12:25 pmLunch
Translational Research Young Investigator Poster Presentations, Alumni/Industry and Pharma displays
1:25 pm Associate Professor Christoph Hagemeyer - Chasing activated platelets - from bench to bedside
Australian Centre for Blood Diseases 
1:50 pm Dr Vilija Jokubaitis - Translating Big(-ish) data into improved outcomes for people with Multiple Sclerosis
Department of Neuroscience, CCS
MS Research Australia
2:15 pm Dr Kelly Wyres - Whole genome sequencing in the battle against the superbugs
Department of Infectious Diseases, CCS
2:40 pm Dr Kirsten Palmer - Pursuing placental insufficiency: from pathophysiology to promising therapies
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Clinical Sciences (SCS)
Monash Health
3:05 pm

Associate Professor Suzanne Miller - Preventing cerebral palsy; from preclinical discovery to clinical trial                                                                                                                                                   Deputy Centre Head, The Ritchie Centre
Research Group Head, Neurodevelopment and Neuroprotection

3:30 pm Tea/Coffee, EMCR/Industry and Pharma displays
4:00 pmProfessor Mark Shackleton - Investigating melanoma heterogeneity
Department of Medicine, Alfred Health and Central Clinical School (CCS)
4:25 pmSummary and announcement of Translational Research Young Investigator Poster Presentations Award
Professor Stephen Jane, Head of CCS and Director Translational Research Program
4:30 pmDrinks, EMCR/Industry and Pharma displays
5:30 pmClose 


We thank our partners and sponsors for their generous support of this event.

Archive: Translational Research Symposia links



A poster competition of the work of graduate research students and early career researchers was held, and won by Dr Rebecca Segrave of Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre.