Past events

17
May
2018
Speaker: Dr Gawain Mccoll The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health Melbourne Host: Richard Callaghan
Disrupted dopamine signalling is a feature of multiple psychiatric and age-related neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease. Iron is essential for both the normal function of neurons and the regulation of dopamine.
15
May
2018
Speaker: Fanny de Busserolles, University of Queensland
Contrary to what most people think, the deep-sea is not a completely dark environment and vision is often one of the main sense used by its inhabitants.
14
May
2018
Speaker: Professor Jane Dahlstrom, Interim Dean, ANU College of Health and Medicine
The loss of a baby due to stillbirth remains a sad reality for many families and can take a serious toll on the family’s health and wellbeing.  In 2015 it was estimated that 2·6 million babies were stillborn.  90% of injuries to a baby happen before labour and hospital admission, are either utero
08
May
2018
Speaker: Kate Umbers, University of Western Sydney
Kate’s DECRA project proposes an empirical evaluation of startle displays as the ‘missing link’ in antipredator defences.
04
May
2018
Speaker: Professor Friedrich Kragler from Max Planck Insitute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam
Abstract - Cell-to -cell communication is a principal in multi-cellularity to coordinate growth and differentiation of organ bearing organisms.
01
May
2018
Speaker: Alastair Senior, University of Sydney
Medically, the effects of a treatment on among individual variation in health have direct implications for personalized medicine. Ecologically, among-individual variation governs a species niche and is the grist of evolution by natural selection.
27
Apr
2018
Speaker: Professor John Bowman, Monash University, Victoria
Abstract - The origin of land plants (embryophytes) was one of the most important evolutionary events in the earth’s history.
26
Apr
2018
Speaker: Professor Jane Langdale, University of Oxford
Discovered 50 years ago in Australia, C4 Photosynthesis is one of the most efficient ways plants transform sunlight into food. The C4 Rice Project is one of the scientific 'Grand Challenges' of the 21st Century.
24
Apr
2018
Speaker: Jonas Bylemans, University of Canberra
Efficient monitoring and management of species biodiversity requires sensitive and reliable detection tools. In recent years, the analyses of DNA extracted from environmental samples (eDNA) has been proposed as a highly sensitivity monitoring tool.

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