Medical Research: Bench to Bedside Department of Medicine (RMH)

RMH Academic Seminar Series

When: Fridays, 11.30 AM–12.30 PM, Light lunch available from 12.30 PM
Where: Ewing Theatre, Department of Surgery, 5th Floor Clinical Sciences Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital (enter via Royal Parade)

For all enquiries please contact Dr Chris French email






4 Mar 2016 Chris French Professor Andrea Maier What we can learn from Elie Mechnikov Professor of Aged Care, The University of Melbourne
11 Mar Mary Galea Maya Panisset PhD Oration: Measurement and prevention of muscle atrophy in acute spinal cord injury Department of Medicine
18 Mar Chris French Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim Stem cell models for brain disease
Griffith University, Queensland
1 Apr Chris French Professor David Story MCATS - Enabling Investigator Led Clinical Research Director (MCATS), Melbourne Medical School,
The University of Melbourne 

8 Apr

Start Time: 11.00 am (registrations from 10.30 am)
  Sophie Arkoudis Thesis with Publication Session followed by GR Supervisor Training Melbourne CSHE
15 Apr Rod Luwor Jingyi Sheng PhD Oration: The immune suppressive function of Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGF-β) in human diseases Department of Surgery
22 Apr     NO SEMINAR  
29 Apr Chris French Edwin Luk PhD Oration: Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Department of Medicine
6 May Rod Luwor David Rhodes Commercial Development of Tissue Engineered Scaffolds Chief Scientific Officer, Admedus Innovative Health Solutions
13 May     NO SEMINAR  
20 May Chris French Ian Forster The mechanism and structure of renal/intestinal phosphate transporters Florey Institute, The University of Melbourne
27 May Chris French Professor Gustavo Duque Fat and Bone: An Odd Couple Melbourne Medical School, Western Precinct, University of Melbourne
3 Jun Chris French Professor Ashley Bush Metals in Neurodegenerative disease Florey Institute, The University of Melbourne
10 Jun Rod Luwor Kris Genelyn Dimasuay PhD Oration: Placental mTOR signaling and fetal growth restriction in placental malaria Department of Medicine
17 Jun Chris French Professor Jamie Vandenberg Long QT syndrome and risk stratification in an era of precision medicine Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, NSW
24 Jun     NO SEMINAR - RMH Research Week  
1 Jul Rod Luwor Dr. Lev Kats Targeting aberrant metabolic enzymes in acute myeloid eukaemia Peter MacCallum Institute
8 Jul Chris French Tobias Merson Formation and regeneration of myelin in the central nervous system Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health
15 Jul Chris French Xi Zen Yap PhD Oration: Dendritic cell responses to P. falciparum provide insights into disrupted immune responses during malaria infection Department of Medicine
29 Jul Chris French Reem Saleh PhD Oration: Pro-inflammatory mediators in arthritic pain and disease Department of Medicine
5 Aug Chris French Peter Batchelor Immediate cooling and emergency decompression (ICED) for cervical SCI Department of Medicine
12 Aug Rod Luwor Lahiru Gangoda Understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating chemoresistance of colorectal cancer cells to 5-Fluorouracil La Trobe University
19 Aug Chris French Emma Callegari PhD Oration: Vitamin D status and related health in young women; results from the Safe-D study  Department of Medicine
26 Aug Chris French Dean Freestone POSTPONED St. Vincent's, The University of Melbourne
2 Sep     NO SEMINAR  
9 Sep Nigel Jones Maarten Van Den Buuse Brain mechanisms in schizophrenia and methamphetamine psychosis: animal model studies Latrobe University
16 Sep Chris French A/Prof Bernard Yan Advances in Stroke Treatment Department of Medicine
23 Sep Chris French Marina Demetrios PhD Oration:Rehabilitation Management of Post-stroke spasticity Department of Medicine
30 Sep     NO SEMINAR  
7 Oct Chris French Jingyi Tang PhD Oration: Identification of regulatory elements in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum Department of Medicine
14 Oct Rod Luwor Kavi Haji PhD Oration: The impact of ultrasound guided examination in internsive care medicine Department of Surgery
21 Oct     NO SEMINAR - Honours Students Presentations  
28 Oct Chris French Prof Glenn King Potent neuroprotection after stroke afforded by a spider venom peptide that inhibits acid-sensing ion channel 1a Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
4 Nov     TBA  
11 Nov Chris French Dean Freestone Topic tba Medicine - St. Vincent's, The University of Melbourne
18 Nov     TBA  
25 Nov Chris French Dr. Katja Kobow Epigenetic biomarkers in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy University Hospital Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
2 Dec, 9 am start Chris French Richelle Mychasiuk Topic tba Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
9 Dec     TBA  



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