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 Charman Lecture Theatre 1
4 Mar Professor 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 Sexton Lecture Theatre 3
15 Apr Associate Professor Bradley Turner
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Using a personalised medicine approach for MND Associate Professor Joe Nicolazzo Lecture Theatre 3
27 May Professor Stephen J Simpson
The University of Sydney
Eat Like the Animals Professor Arthur Christopoulos Lecture Theatre 3

29 Jul

Professor Trevor Kilpatrick
The University of Melbourne
TBA Professor Ray Norton Lecture Theatre 3

2019 MIPS seminar program :

Date

Presenter

Topic

Host

Room

13 Feb Prof Mark Febbraio 
Drug Discovery Biology, Monash University
Metabolism in Health & Disease Prof Chris Porter Lecture Theatre 3
27 Feb  Mr Mark Sullivan
Medicines Development for Global Health
Turning our research into medicines: throwing a spotlight on development Prof Sue Charman Lecture Theatre 3
13 Mar Prof Natasha Harvey
Centre for Cancer Biology, UniSA
Defining the genetic and developmental basis of human lymphatic vascular disease Dr Natalie Trevaskis Lecture Theatre 3
4 Apr Prof Robert Young
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bone Targeting Pro-drug Conjugates for treatment of Osteoporosis and Other Bone related Conditions Prof Chris Porter Lecture Theatre 3
10 Apr Dr Cornelia Landersdorfer
Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University
Optimising antibiotic therapy against ‘superbugs’: towards precision medicine Prof Simon Bell Lecture Theatre 3
22 May Prof Andrew Scott
Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute
Development of novel therapies for brain tumours A/Prof Joe Nicolazzo Lecture Theatre 3
5 Jun Dr Denise Wootten
Monash University 
Structural and molecular insights into the control of signalling at class B GPCRs Prof Arthur Christopoulos Lecture Theatre 3
19 Jun Dr Ben Capuano
Monash University
Antipsychotic Drug Discovery... The Long And Winding Road Prof Peter Scammells Lecture Theatre 3
3 Jul Prof Jonathan Cebon
Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute 
Antigen targeted cancer therapy in the era of immune checkpoint inhibition Prof Colin Pouton Lecture Theatre 3
17 Jul Prof Steven Petrou
Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
Precision medicine in epilepsy Prof Ray Norton Lecture Theatre 3
31 Jul Prof Grant McArthur
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre 
Novel approaches to overcome resistance to BRAF-targeted therapy for melanoma A/Prof Erica Sloan Lecture Theatre 3
14 Aug Prof Glenda Halliday
The University of Sydney
Catching Parkinon’s disease – does the evidence stack up? A/Prof Joe Nicolazzo Lecture Theatre 3
28 Aug A/Prof Megan Munsie
The University of Melbourne 
Clash of hopes: The challenge of managing expectations in stem cell science Prof Colin Pouton Lecture Theatre 3
11 Sep Prof Michael Sailor
University of California, San Diego
Treatments of bacterial infections with porous silicon Nanoparticles Prof Nico Voelcker Lecture Theatre 3
23 Oct A/Prof Jonathon Arnold 
The University of Sydney
Beyond cannabidiol: the discovery of novel cannabis-based therapeutics for drug-resistant epilepsy A/Prof Joe Nicolazzo Lecture Theatre 3
6 Nov Prof Mark von Itzstein
Griffith University 
Structure-guided inhibitor discovery in targeting clinically-important viruses Prof Peter Scammells Lecture Theatre 3
20 Nov  Prof Fabienne Mackay
The University of Melbourne
Novel immune checkpoint in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Prof Mark Febbraio Lecture Theatre 1