Weekly Seminar Series - 2016 archive

Centre for Inflammatory Diseases Weekly Seminar Series

The Centre for Inflammatory Diseases (CID) Weekly Seminar Series is a showcase of research activities and achievements from the CID research groups and members of the Centre.  We also invite local, national and international experts to present topics relevant to the Centres research programs.  

Please contact Dr Andrea Johannessen (T: +61 3 857 22861 E: andrea.johannessen@monash.edu) to subscribe to the seminar series mailing list, suggest topics and presenters and to send feedback.

2016 series details

  • Day: Tuesday each week
  • Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
    • Lunch: 11:45am (Served in the seminar room foyer, Level 2, TRF building)
    • Seminar Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Seminar Room 1, Level 2, TRF Building
  • Seminar venue map
  • Past seminars

Please click on the map below for a larger version TRF building

Past seminars

DatePresenter & TopicDocumentsRecording details
2 FebProf Richard Kitching, Director, CID
Welcome and update
Dr Tony Korman
Director, Monash Infectious Diseases Title: Introduction to Monash Infectious Diseases Research Program
9 FebNo seminar this week due to special seminar on Thursday 4 February  
16 FebDr Michaela Finsterbusch, Erwin Schrōdinger Fellow, CID
Title: Role of monocytes in acute glomerulonephritis
Dr Alex Hodge, SCS Early Career Practitioner Fellow, CID
Title: Interesting issues in hepatology: coffee and concurrent diseases
FlyerPlease email (for access to video recording)
23 FebPostgraduate Student Seminar: Ms Louisa Yeung
Title: Role of CD53 in leukocyte trafficking
Prof Michael Hickey, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, CID
Title: Regulatory T cell interactions with the vascular endothelium  
FlyerPlease email (for access to video recording)
1 MarOverview of the Victorian Platform Technologies Network
Dr Anneliese Gillard, Network Manager, VPTN and the following presenters 
  • Dr Kirstin Elgass, Manager, MHTP Node, Monash Micro Imaging
  • Dr Julia Polak, Manager, Monash Statistical Consulting Platform 
  • Ms Angela Vais, Histology Senior Officer, MHTP Node, Monash Histology Platform
  • Ms Vivien Vasic, Manager, MHTP Medical Genomics Facility
Summary of platforms and services
Please email (for access to video recording)
8 MarDr Tali Lang, Postdoctoral Fellow, CID Title: Linking MIF and NLRP3 in the pathogenesis of IL-1 dependent inflammatory disorders Flyer 
22 MarPostgraduate Student Seminars
  • Dr Keren Grynberg
  • Mr Sj Shen (Milestone requirement)
29 MarNO SEMINAR THIS WEEK - University public holiday - Easter Tuesday  
5 AprMHTP Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Theme
Dr Connie Wong, Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, CID Title: Ischemia, immunosuppression and infection - Tackling the predicaments of post-stroke complications
12 AprDr Anne Fletcher, School of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom  Title: Human lymph node stromal cells are able to fundamentally regulate adaptive and innate immunity Flyer 
19 AprilNo seminar this week - CID Research Retreat  
26 AprilNo seminar this week - CID Research Retreat  
3 MayDr Clare Westhorpe, Postdoctoral Scientist, Centre for Inflammatory Diseases Title: How do CD4+ T cells initiate glomerulonephritis? and
Dr Joshua Ooi, Postdoctoral Scientist, Centre for Inflammatory Diseases Title: MPO-specific CD8= T cells effect anti-MPO glomerulonephritis
10 MayMHTP Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Theme
Prof Brendan Jenkins
, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Title: Overview of the Cancer and Immune Signalling Laboratory
17 MayDr Sarah Jones
Postdoctoral Fellow
Title: GILZ: a pathway to immune control
24 MayDr Gregory Moore
Head of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Unit, Monash Health
Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Monash University
Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
Title: Inflammatory Bowel Diseasess Unit Overview
31 MayMs Andrea Godfrey
Postgraduate Student
Title: Development of novel therapies for autoimmune myeloperoxidase-ANCA associated glomerulonephritis
14 JuneOverview of CRISPR and access to CRISPR at Monash UniversityDr Jun Liu, MIME and Ms Jeanette Rientjes and Dr Heather St John Flyer 
21 JuneDepartment of Medicine 3 Minute Thesis Competition  
28 JuneMHTP Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Theme
Prof Eric Morand
Title SLE & glucocorticoids - clinical and lab perspectives
5 JulyA/Prof Menno van ZelmDepartment of Immunology and Pathology, Monash University
Title Dissecting human B-cell function: from primary immunodeficiencies to chronic inflammatory disease
12 JulyDr Paul King
Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
Title Inflammatory Lung Disease
19 JulyPostgraduate Student Seminar
Ms Kim Sullivan

Title TBA
26 JulyDr Tin Kyaw
Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
Title IgG promotes atherosclerosis
2 AugustDr Gregory TeschCentre for Inflammatory Diseases
Title Therapeutic targeting of inflammation in diabetic nephropathy
9 AugustMHTP Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Theme Special SeminarProf Branch Moody
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Club of Australia Fellow
Title CD-1-reactive T cells mediate human response to tuberculosis infection
16 AugustMonash University FMNHS Research Week presentations Dr Monique Kilkenny: Readmissions after stroke: Linked data from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry and hospital databases Dr Janette Tong: Idenitfication and functional characterisation of a novel dopamine beta hydroxylase gene variant associated with attention deficit disorder Flyer 
23 AugustNO SEMINAR THIS WEEK - ICI 2016  
30 AugustDr James RushNovartis
Title Targeting CD40-CD154 interactions in transplantation and autoimmune diseases
6 September

Postgraduate Student Seminars
Dr Holly Hutton Title Targeting the NLRP3 inflammasome in ANCA vasculitis

Dr Martin MacDonald Title Clinical Phenotyping of COPD exacerbations

13 SeptemberDr Fabien Vincent Research Fellow, Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
Title Combining measurement of the BAFF/APRIL, Fas/FasL and Type II IFN systems is associated with phenotypic manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus
27 SeptemberProf David Nikolic PatersonResearch Group Head, Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
Title Strategies for Treating Fibrotic Kidney Disease
4 OctoberDr Hua Peng FanCentre for Inflammatory Diseases
Title Targeted Mutations Identify The Active Site of Glucocorticoid-Induced Leucine Zipper (GILZ)
Dr Maliha Alikhan
Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
Title The IL-7Rα on CD8+ cell: a potential therapeutic target in ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis
11 OctoberA/Prof Scott MuellerDoherty Institute/University of Melbourne
Title Dissecting the evolution of immune responses to infection in lymphoid organs
18 October

Postgraduate Student Seminars

Mr Majid Alhomrani Title Defining the interactions between amnion epithelial cells, stellate cells, macrophages and liver progenitor cells during liver injury

Dr Claire Dendle Title Can immunological biomarkers predict infection in kidney transplant recipients?

25 October

MHTP Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Theme
A/Prof Ashley Mansell
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases

Title Clinton vs Trump: the presidential election mirrors the immune response to pathogenic Influenza A virus

1 NovemberNO SEMINAR THIS WEEK - due to Melbourne Cup Public Holiday (not University Public Holiday)  
15 NovemberPostgraduate Student Seminars

Ms Megan Huynh    

Title Targeting HLA to Treat Anti-GBM Disease

22 November

MHTP Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Theme
Dr Di Yu

Monash University Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Title CXCR5(+) follicular cytotoxic T cells control viral infection in B cell follicles

29 NovemberDr Alberta HoiCentre for Inflammatory Diseases
Title Lupus Research at Monash SCS
6 DecemberProf Steven Gerondakis
Monash University Department of Biochemistry
Title Unravelling how NF-kB signalling controls Treg development and function
13 DecemberPostgraduate Student Seminars

Dr Jonathan Dick    

Title TBA

Mr Nathan Kuk   

Title TBA

20 DecemberNO SEMINAR THIS WEEK - CID Weekly Seminar Series will continue in 2017