Monash University Translational Research Symposium

MHTP PhD student symposium

2021 symposium details

The 2021 Monash University Translational Research Symposium is hosted by School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) in conjunction with Central Clinical School (CCS) and Eastern Health Clinical School (EHCS).  The scientific program will include talks by leading translational researchers from Monash University’s clinical schools, with keynote speaker Professor Sharon Lewin AO, Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity presenting on the "Major Scientific Advances from COVID: Implications for research and other infectious diseases".

This event will be held virtually via Zoom given the uncertainty with possible snap lockdowns and restrictions. All Monash University clinical schools staff and HDR students are welcome to attend.  Feel free to get together in person and join the meeting as a group by Zoom, ensuring room caps on numbers (at the time) are adhered to.  Program and registration link below.

Date: Monday 12 July 2021 1:00PM – 5:15PM
Registration link: HERE
Join by Zoom: LINK

Please refer to the Booklet for all speaker bios
For further information, email: jinleng.graham@monash.edu

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker
Professor Sharon Lewin

Professor Sharon Lewin AO

FRACP, PhD, FAHMS

Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity As an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist, Professor Lewin’s laboratory focuses on basic, translational and clinical research aimed at finding a cure for HIV and understanding the interaction between HIV and hepatitis B virus.

Program

TimingTitle/Speaker
1:00pm – 1:05pm Welcome
Professor Eric Morand, Head, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
Site Chairs: Prof Eric Morand (SCS); Prof Terence O’Brien (CCS); Dr Pavel Sluka (EHCS)
1:05pm – 1:35pm Atrial Myopathy: The link to cryptogenic stroke
Dr Jithin Sajeev, Eastern Health Clinical School
1:35pm – 2:05pm Durability of immune memory following SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination
Associate Professor Menno van Zelm, Central Clinical School
2:05pm – 2:35pm Integrating telehealth for the delivery of antenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic: An interrupted time series analysis
Dr Kirsten Palmer, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
2:35pm – 3:15pm The major scientific advances from COVID: implications for research and other infectious diseases
Keynote Speaker – Professor Sharon Lewin AO
Director – The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
3:15pm – 3:30pm BREAK
3:30pm – 3:45pm Cell Penetrating Peptides for Therapeutic Protein Delivery
Jacques Ma, PhD student-TRM6002 - Poster Competition Finalist
3:45pm - 4:00pm Betacellulin - a potential biomarker or treatment target?
Sharvada Raju, PhD student-TRM6002 Course - Poster Competition Finalist
4:00pm – 4:15pm Deletion of Cell Division Autoantigen 1 (CDA1) to retard diabetic kidney disease in db/db diabetic mice
Jiali Tang, PhD student-TRM6002 Course - Poster Competition Finalist
4:15pm – 4.45pm Paediatric inflammatory bowel disease - a model of disrupted host-microbe interaction
Dr Ed Giles, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
4:45pm – 5:15pm Identifying mechanisms of leukaemia development, a pipeline to translation
Dr Catherine Carmichael, Central Clinical School