2011 CCS Events Calendar

See CCS Events calendar for current activities.

DateTimeVenueSeries Speaker and Topic
Dec 16 12 noon -2 pm Fawkner park MIASMA event Monash@AMREP Christmas party BBQ lunch in Fawkner Park for all Monash staff at AMREP. RSVP 5 Dec to miasma.amrep@monash.edu for catering - specify vegetarian as required. Download invitation and map.
Nov 24 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr ECR seminar Prof Stephen Jane, CCS HOS, Medicine HOD, "New insights into the molecular pathogenesis of squamous cell carcinoma". Download 24 Nov seminar flier. Lunch provided. Enquiries to ecr.amrep@monash.edu.
Nov 21 4-5 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr AMREP Immunology Seminar Prof Juan Rivera, NIAMS, National Institutes of Health, USA. "Lyn Kinase, basophils and autoreactive IgEs as key amplifiers in the development of lupus."
Nov 10 4-5 pm preceded by hands on demo Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr MMI@AMREP Mr Andrew Marshall (Product Specialist, Coherent Scientific) will introduce the newest microscope at AMREP; the "Nikon A1R si Plus" confocal microscope. Hands-on demonstrations will be run before the seminar. To book for the demo, email iska.carmichael@monash.edu
Nov 7 4-5 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr AMREP Immunology Seminar Dr Ashley Mansell, Centre for Innate Immunity & Infectious Disease, MIMR. "Pattern recognition receptor signal transduction in innate immunity". Download flier.
Oct 27 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr ECR seminar Damien Saulep-Easton (Dept Immunology), "The role of the BAFF system in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (DSE)";
Dr Chris Slape (ACBD), "Apoptosis: tumour suppressor or oncogenic driver (CS)"
Oct 13 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr ECR seminar Special career options seminar with Dr Tiffany Bamford on working for the biopharma industry; and Oliver Beckett, recruiter for Kelly Scientific. 13 Oct seminar flier.
Oct 7 4.30-6.30 pm Nursing Education theatre, Sth Block, Lvl 2 MIASMA event MIASMA is the CCS Monash@AMREP postgraduate student group, hosting a film, "The PhD movie", $5/ticket. Email miasma.amrep@monash.edu. 7 Oct film flier
Oct 3 4-5 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr AMREP Immunology Seminar Prof Mark Febbraio, Head, Cellular & Molecular Metabolism Lab, BakerIDI, "Cytokines, obesity-induced metabolic disease and inflammation: the good, the bad and the ugly!” 3 Oct seminar flier
Sep 29-30 2 full days Country Place Retreat, Olinda ECR Annual retreat The retreat wiill feature keynote lectures from invited speakers on “Postdoctoral experiences: does working overseas boost your career?”; lab focused presentations to highlight expertise and technical know-how to enhance networking amongst ECRs; and more. See ECR web page
Sep 19 12.30-5.00 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr Postgraduate Symposium 8 PhD students from across the Alfred Precinct (BakerIDI, Burnet, CCS, SPHPM) will showcase their projects. See 19 Sep symposium booklet for details of time and speakers. All welcome, RSVP for catering to: hdr.ccs@monash.edu
Sep 15 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr ECR seminar Judy Allen-Graham (Dept. Medicine/Van Cleef Roet Centre): The inhibition of APP and APLP2 using siRNA to investigate protein function and Alzheimer's disease.
Be'eri Niego (ACBD): Tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA)-specific modulation of a human blood-brain barrier (BBB) model involves plasmin-mediated activation of the Rho-kinase pathway in astrocytes. ECR web page
Sep 13 4.00-6.30 pm Baker IDI, 75 Commercial Rd Baker IDI Student Information Night Opportunity to discuss research projects in cardiovascular disease and diabetes for further study at Honours, Masters and PhD level & take lab tours. See Baker IDI web page for further details and to RSVP.
Sep 9 1-2 pm AMREP Education Centre, Classrm 3 CCS Seminar Dr Denny Cottle, Research Associate in Fiona Watt's Epidermal Stem Cell Biology (Skin) Laboratory, Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK. Topic: "The outcome of c-Myc activation in the murine epidermis is dictated by an AR/p53 differentiation axis"
Sep 5 4-5 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr AMREP Immunology Seminar Prof Barbara Fazekas, Head, T Cell Biology Group, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, NSW. Topic: "The western epidemic of immune-mediated disease – is hygiene to blame?" 5 Sep Fazekas flier
Sep 1 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr ECR seminar A/Prof Scott Bowden, Head of the Molecular Microbiology Laboratoryat the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) & Adjunct A/Prof, Dept Microbiology, Monash University. Topic: Hepatitis B virus - the Cinderella of the blood-borne viruses. 1 Sep Bowden flier
Aug 30 3.30-5.00 pm Seminar Room 1, Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr ECR Workshop Writing group for Alfred based Monash staff & students, led by Dr Tomas Zahora, Learning Skills Advisor, FMNHS. ECR web page
Aug 26 6.30-8.30 pm RSVP for venue CCS Event Prof Jacques Miller Art Auction. RSVP required. 26 Aug Miller Art Auction flier, web page
Aug 18 4.30-6.30 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre CCS Information session All CCS departments will be presenting for intending Honours and postgraduate students. All welcome. 18 Aug PG info evening flier Honours web page
Aug 10 1-2 pm AMREP Education Centre, Classrm 1 CCS Seminar Professor Sarah Coupland, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Pathology, Dept of Molecular & Clinical Cancer Medicine, University of Liverpool, "Intraocular lymphomas and their relationship to CNSL" 10 Aug Coupland seminar flier
Aug 4 1-3 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre ECR Workshop Lynda Rohan, Careers Education Consultant and Tomas Zahora, Learning Skills Advisor, Monash University, "Writing skills workshop - CV and journal article writing" 4 Aug ECR writing workshop flier
Aug 1 4-5 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre AMREP Immunology Seminar Dr Amanda Gavin, Head of Innate and Adaptive Immunity Lab, Centre for Immunology, Burnet Institute, "A surprising role for the NOD innate sensing genes in thymic selection" 1 Aug Amanda Gavin seminar flier
July 7 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre Early Career Researcher Seminar Dr Greg Moseley, Dept Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Monash University, "Subcellular trafficking of viral interferon antagonists: role in immune evasion and viral pathogenicity" 7 July ECR flier
July 4 4-5 pm Lecture Theatre, Lvl 5 Alfred Centre AMREP Immunology seminar Prof James Beeson, Centre for Immunology, Burnet Institute, "Immunity to malaria: targets, mechanisms and vaccines"4 July Beeson flier
July 4 2-3 pm Lecture Theatre, Lvl 5 Alfred Centre CCS 3 Minute Thesis presentation Sarah Charnaud, Jay Jha, Nitasha Kumar, Nicholas Lam, Eleanor Jones, Sarah Hellewell, Elisha Horat, Michael Cangkrama: Central Clinical School PhD students compete in this lively show. All welcome. Flier
July 1 2-3 pm AMREP Seminar Room CCS Seminar Dr Charles Mullighan, St Judes Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA.
Topic: "High risk ALL: from genomics to the clinic" 1 July Mullighan flier
June 30 11 am-12 noon Lecture Theatre Lvl 5, Alfred Ctr Monash Seminar Professor Ian Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Research Infrastructure
Topic: "Platform technologies & implementation@AMREP" 30 June PVC Research flier
June 29 1-2 pm Seminar Room 2, Lvl 5 Alfred Centre PhD seminar Yin Teng (Felicia) Yap (Progress), The Contribution of AGEs and the Receptors to Beta Cell Dysfunction
June 23 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre Monash Seminar Professor Ed Byrne AO, Vice-Chancellor and President: Update on Monash's performance and progress, Q&A. 23 June VC Visit flier 
June 23 11am-12 noon Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre Early Career Researcher Seminar Dr Anna Hearps, Centre for Virology, Burnet Institute and Dr Ping Fu, Dept. of Medicine, Monash University
Topics
: Dr Anna Hearps: Does HIV prematurely age the innate immune system?
Dr Ping Fu: Insulin-like growth factors, their binding proteins and cancer. 
June 22 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre PhD seminar Tara Bull (Progress) CCSP as a biomarker post lung transplantation: genetic predisposition, abundance and function
June 15 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre PhD seminar Rohimah Mohamud, Effects of particles on lung antigen presenting cells: implication for asthma development and immuno-therapy
June 8 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre PhD seminar Indzi Katik (Progress), Regulation of telomerase activity and telomere remodeling in lymphocytes
June 6 4-5 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre AMREP Immunology Seminar Prof Paul Hertzog, Director, Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Disease, Monash Institute of Medical Research, "New trickes for old dogs: novel roles for interferon signalling in diverse innate immune responses" 6 June flier
June 1 1-2 pm Seminar Room 2, Lvl 5 Alfred Centre PhD seminar Jiaze Li (Progress), Roles of CDA1 in vascular diseases.
May 26 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre Early Career Researcher seminar Eldho Storey, DEPM. Statistical Methods Workshop. ECR Seminar 26 May flier
May 25 1-2 pm Seminar Room 2, Lvl 5 Alfred Centre PhD seminar Amit Joglekar (Progress)
Li Jaze (Baker IDI); Mechanisms of tolerance following genetic manipulation and transfer of bone marrow stem cells; Roles of CDA1 in vascular diseases
May 18 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre PhD seminar Ying Ying Kong (Confirmation), Effects of Cancer Cells on the Cells of the Dendritic Cell Lineage
May 12 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre Early Career Researcher seminar Dr Anne Kong, Dept Immunology, Autoimmune disease in Kinase-Dead Lyn mice
May 11 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre PhD seminar Jeanne LeMasurier (Progress), Inhibition of experimental asthma by ultra-fine nanoparticles
May 9 4-5 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre AMREP Immunology Seminar A/Prof David Tarlington, Division of Immunology, WEHI. Topic TBA
May 4 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre Lvl 5 Alfred Centre PhD seminar JianXiong Chan – (Progress)
William Figgett (Progress)
30 March 1.15-2.15 pm 2nd flr Seminar Rm, Dept Imm PhD confirmation Chindu Govindaraj, Investigation of CD25hi TNFR2hi T cells and their role in ovarian cancer
24 March 10 am Firkin Room, ACBD PhD confirmation Miriel Ho, The bone and bone marrow interface and its relationship to haematopoiesis
23 March 1.15-2.15 pm 2nd flr Seminar Rm, Dept Imm PhD confirmation Devi Deliyanti, An evaluation of aldosterone's pathogenic role in the ischemic and diabetic retina
17 March 1-2 pm Lecture Theatre, Lvl 5 Alfred Ctr ECR seminar series: Dr Lachlan Gray and Ms Sarah Hellewell Dr Lachlan Gray, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Burnet Institute, "Unraveling HIV-1 viral transcription in the CNS: A role for the viral promoter in dementia and latency"

Ms Sarah Hellewell, Department of Medicine, National Trauma Research Institute, "EPO ameliorates axonal damage, attenuates macrophage infiltration, and restores motor function in a combined model of traumatic axonal injury and hypoxia"
17 March 10.30-11.30 am & 11.30-12.30 am Seminar Rm 2, Lvl 5 Alfred Ctr PhD confirmation Fiona Wightman, The use of Histone Deacetlyase inhibitors to reverse HIV-1 latency (10.30); Nitasha Kumar, Dendritic Cell (DC) induced HIV latency in Resting CD4 T-Cells (11.30)
16 March 1.15-2.15 pm 2nd flr Seminar Rm, Dept Imm PhD confirmation Jie Yu Chung, Mechanisms of tolerance following ectopic autoantigen expression
16 March 9 am-1.45 pm AMREP seminar room various OH&S Orientation for new students. Enquiries: Adrian Quintarelli, Adrian.quintarelli@bakeridi.edu.au ph +61 3 85321123
10 March 10-11 am & 2-3 pm Seminar Rm 1, Lvl 5 Alfred Ctr PhD confirmation Aislin Meehan, Investigating the function of natural killer cells during Immunological responses following lung transplantation (10 am); Amber Moore, Philosophical and professional aspects of Chinese medicine (2 pm)
9 March 1.15-2.15 pm 2nd flr Seminar Rm, Dept of Immunology PhD confirmation Maria Demaria, Understanding the cellular and molecular basis of the poor adaptive immunity and t cell responsiveness in tetraspainin-deficient mice with a focus on the tetraspanin, cd37
7 March 4 pm Lecture Theatre, Lvl 5 Alfred Ctr Dr Gabrielle Belz, WEHI Deciphering the dendritic cell transcriptional program by Id2 mapping. Dr Belz is in the Molecular Immunology Division at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute