2019 Monash Translational Research Symposium

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.


Video playlist of 2019 speakers

Dr Joshua Ooi (22:36 min)

Dr Kirsten Palmer (20:27 min)

Dr Kelly Wyres (20:23 min)

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 participate in the competition.


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


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

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