Past events

13
Jun
2019
Speaker: Michelle Boyle - QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute - Host Alex Maier & IRTG
A key mediator of protective immunity to malaria is antibodies that block merozoite invasion of the RBC. We have shown that human antibodies promote complement deposition on the merozoite surface to block RBC invasion.
11
Jun
2019
Speaker: Sarah C. Woolley, Department of Biology, McGill University
Vocal communication requires proper interpretation of vocal signals which can depend not only on the content of the signal, but also on an individual’s experiences.
11
Jun
2019
Speaker: Jon T. Sakata, Department of Biology, McGill University
A number of songbird species, including zebra finches, demonstrate commonalities or “universals” in learned song structures across populations, and cultural propagation and biological predispositions in vocal learning have been proposed to underlie such universals.
07
Jun
2019
Speaker: Jacinta Watkins
Carotenoids are important micro-nutrients for humans present in fruits, vegetables and certain grains including bread wheat (Triticum aestivum).
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.

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