Past events

28
Jun
2019
Its that time of the year when you get to hear about the research that our faculty are involved in.  This year’s Faculty Flash theme is Genome Biology, and you will hear from faculty from across the School talk about all the ways we work with -- and think about -- genomes.
27
Jun
2019
Speaker: Dr Michael Duffy - Monash University - Host Alex Maier + IRTG
 The genome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is maintained primarily as transcriptionally competent, euchromatin with only restricted islands of transcriptionally silent, condensed heterochromatin.
24
Jun
2019
Are you a graduate student or post-doc interested in what it’s like being a woman in an academic biology career? Please join us for an RSB panel discussion on women in science for HDRs and ECRs. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!  Panel participants include:
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.

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