Past events

05
Jun
2019
Speaker: Professor Geoff McFadden, School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne
Malaria is still a major global health problem, and the spread of drug resistance is making it worse. We combine our knowledge of parasite evolution, metabolism, genetics, and life cycle to identify the best drugs to fight malaria and ultimately win the resistance battle.
28
May
2019
Speaker: Associate Professor Ashley Buckle - Monash University - Head, Protein Engineering and Design Lab - Host - Denisse Leyton
α-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is used as augmentation therapy in patients with AAT deficiency (AATD)-related emphysema, and is a promising therapeutic for treatment of a wide range of inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
21
May
2019
Speaker: Ian Renner, University of Newcastle
My research focuses on species distribution modelling, in which data collected on the presence of species is used to predict the distribution of species as a function of the environment.
20
May
2019
Speaker: Dr Polina Novikova, Ghent University, Belgium
Polyploidy is rare in animals, and most polyploid animals reproduce asexually. Amphibians represent a dramatic vertebrate exception, with multiple independent sexually reproducing polyploid lineages.
15
May
2019
Speaker: Dr Danielle Way
Climate change will increase global mean temperatures 3-4 °C by the end of the century, with even greater warming predicted for high latitudes. This warming will affect photosynthesis, a temperature-sensitive process that helps dictate plant growth and yield.
14
May
2019
Speaker: Dr Malgorzata (Losia) Lagisz. Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, University of New South Wales
This workshop is intended for those starting or considering a meta-analytic project. I will provide a quick overview of the systematic review and meta-analytic process. The focus will be on the most common traps you may encounter and ways to avoid them.
14
May
2019
Speaker: Malgorzata (Losia) Lagisz, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales
Mothers are important. This is reflected in the vast amount and diversity of research on the topic of maternal effects. In my talk, I will present an overview of the meta-analytic work we undertook to synthesise primary animal research related to the intergenerational maternal effects.
14
May
2019
Speaker: Joanna Rutkowska, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University
In the last two decades, sex-specific maternal effects in birds have been a flourishing field of research. Yet, there are several well-established views that need new insight and potential revision. I will present methodological, empirical and meta-analytical examples of this kind.
13
May
2019
Speaker: Dr Anna Sophie-Jurgens, ANU
“I live off them, they live off me” – Parasites, Clowns and the Circus
09
May
2019
Speaker: Pablo Zarco-Tejada
Advanced hyperspectral and thermal imaging technologies coupled to artificial intelligence methods are currently proposed as a new revolution in remote sensing for physiological condition assessment.

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