MIPS Seminar Program

All university staff (research and academic), alumni, all higher degree by research students and honours research students are invited to attend these Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences seminars.

The seminars will be held every third Wednesday from Wed 4th March 12-1pm at Monash University's Parkville campus, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria (unless otherwise stipulated).

If you wish to be added to the seminar mailing list email Asuntha.Munasinghe@monash.edu.

The 2020 MIPS Meet the Fellows seminar program will be scheduled soon.

Date

Presenter

Topic

Host

Room

21 Feb (special MIPS seminar)Dr Timothy Wells
Medicines for Malaria Venture

Lessons from Malaria drug development and how to apply
them elsewhere

Professor Sue CharmanLecture Theatre 1
4 MarProfessor Rebecca Ritchie
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical
Sciences
Introducing the Heart Failure Pharmacology team to MIPS -
an overview of our strategies for preserving and restoring
the function of the heart in health and disease
Professor Patrick SextonLecture Theatre 3
15 AprAssociate Professor Bradley Turner
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Using a personalised medicine approach for MNDAssociate Professor Joe NicolazzoLecture Theatre 3
27 MayProfessor Stephen J Simpson
The University of Sydney
Eat Like the AnimalsProfessor Arthur ChristopoulosLecture Theatre 3

29 Jul

Professor Trevor Kilpatrick
The University of Melbourne
TBAProfessor Ray NortonLecture Theatre 3

2019 MIPS seminar program :

Date

Presenter

Topic

Host

Room

13 FebProf Mark Febbraio 
Drug Discovery Biology, Monash University
Metabolism in Health & DiseaseProf Chris PorterLecture Theatre 3
27 Feb Mr Mark Sullivan
Medicines Development for Global Health
Turning our research into medicines: throwing a spotlight on developmentProf Sue CharmanLecture Theatre 3
13 MarProf Natasha Harvey
Centre for Cancer Biology, UniSA
Defining the genetic and developmental basis of human lymphatic vascular diseaseDr Natalie TrevaskisLecture Theatre 3
4 AprProf Robert Young
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bone Targeting Pro-drug Conjugates for treatment of Osteoporosis and Other Bone related ConditionsProf Chris PorterLecture Theatre 3
10 AprDr Cornelia Landersdorfer
Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University
Optimising antibiotic therapy against ‘superbugs’: towards precision medicineProf Simon BellLecture Theatre 3
22 MayProf Andrew Scott
Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute
Development of novel therapies for brain tumoursA/Prof Joe NicolazzoLecture Theatre 3
5 JunDr Denise Wootten
Monash University 
Structural and molecular insights into the control of signalling at class B GPCRsProf Arthur ChristopoulosLecture Theatre 3
19 JunDr Ben Capuano
Monash University
Antipsychotic Drug Discovery... The Long And Winding RoadProf Peter ScammellsLecture Theatre 3
3 JulProf Jonathan Cebon
Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute 
Antigen targeted cancer therapy in the era of immune checkpoint inhibitionProf Colin PoutonLecture Theatre 3
17 JulProf Steven Petrou
Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
Precision medicine in epilepsyProf Ray NortonLecture Theatre 3
31 JulProf Grant McArthur
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre 
Novel approaches to overcome resistance to BRAF-targeted therapy for melanomaA/Prof Erica SloanLecture Theatre 3
14 AugProf Glenda Halliday
The University of Sydney
Catching Parkinon’s disease – does the evidence stack up?A/Prof Joe NicolazzoLecture Theatre 3
28 AugA/Prof Megan Munsie
The University of Melbourne 
Clash of hopes: The challenge of managing expectations in stem cell scienceProf Colin PoutonLecture Theatre 3
11 SepProf Michael Sailor
University of California, San Diego
Treatments of bacterial infections with porous silicon NanoparticlesProf Nico VoelckerLecture Theatre 3
23 OctA/Prof Jonathon Arnold 
The University of Sydney
Beyond cannabidiol: the discovery of novel cannabis-based therapeutics for drug-resistant epilepsyA/Prof Joe NicolazzoLecture Theatre 3
6 NovProf Mark von Itzstein
Griffith University 
Structure-guided inhibitor discovery in targeting clinically-important virusesProf Peter ScammellsLecture Theatre 3
20 Nov Prof Fabienne Mackay
The University of Melbourne
Novel immune checkpoint in Chronic Lymphocytic LeukaemiaProf Mark FebbraioLecture Theatre 1