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

RHD Seminar Series

Postgraduate seminars give students the opportunity to present their research projects during the confirmation process and to provide annual progress updates. We strongly encourage students and staff to attend these presentations; independent input and feedback is greatly valued and helps the students to consolidate their ideas.  All welcome.

To schedule your seminars please contact the GR Programs Coordinator (RMH) - Kim Ng- or on 8344 3296.

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Jan 22, 2016

9.30 - 10.00 Stephen Rogerson Shahrul Azmin PhD Confirmation: Pain in Parkinson's Disease

Jan 22

10.30 - 11.30 HongJian Zhu Michael Hong DMedSc Oration (Surgery): An International Comparison of Outcomes in Acute Diverticulitis

Jan 22

11.30 - 12.30 HongJian Zhu Rose Shakerian DMedSc Oration (Surgery): Impact of consultant-led care on patient outcomes within an acute care surgical unit
Jan 29 9.00 - 9.30 HongJian Zhu Ruth Mitchell PhD Confirmation (Surgery): The structure and function of the EGF Receptor family members in Glioblastoma multiforme
Jan 29 9.30 - 10.00 Helmut Butzkueven Michael Erlichster PhD Confirmation: Development of point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices for application in precision medicine
Feb 5 9.00 - 9.30 Helmut Butzkueven Teddy Wu PhD Progress: Clinical and Imaging Evolution in Intracerebral Haemorrhage
Feb 5 9.30 - 10.00 Stephen Rogerson Katherine Burn PhD Progress: Social Engagement and Ageing Mental Health
Feb 5 10.00 - 10.30 Helmut Butzkueven Kim Taing PhD Confirmation: Mechanisms of Seizure Suppression by Anti-epileptic Drugs'
Feb 5 10.30 - 11.30 Stephen Rogerson Chun Gan PhD Oration: Screening and management of Lynch syndrome in the Asian populations
Feb 12 9.30 - 10.00 Stephen Rogerson Mervyn Kyi PhD Confirmation: Reducing adverse glycaemia in hospital: A proactive inpatient diabetes care model
Feb 19 9.00 - 9.30 Helmut Butzkueven Matthew Hudson PhD Progress: Gamma Oscillations and Cognition in Animal Models of Schizophrenia
Feb 19 9.30 - 10.00 HongJian Zhu Marek Cmero PhD Progress (Surgery): Understanding treatment resistance in aggressive prostate cancer using evolutionary models of genome structure
Feb 19 11.30 - 12.30 HongJian Zhu Iwan Bennett PhD Oration (Surgery): Biomarkers of Tumour Vascularity in High Grade Glioma
Feb 26 9.30 - 10.00 Stephen Rogerson Nicole Allard PhD Progress: Evaluating disease burden and delivering care to people living with hepatitis B in the Australian Health care system
Feb 26 10.30 -11.30 Stephen Rogerson Ben Chen PhD Oration: Personalised medicine for epilepsy: Long-term outcome of antiepileptic drug therapy and pharmacogenetics testing
Mar 4 9.00 - 9.30 Stephen Rogerson Reem Saleh PhD Progress: The role of GM-CSF and its receptor in arthritic pain
Mar 4 9.30 - 10.00 Helmut Butzkueven Jillian Naylor PhD Confirmation: Investigating clinical, neuroimaging and genetic  influences of neurological sequelae post ischaemic stroke
Mar 11 9.30 - 10.00 Helmut Butzkueven Kyria Webster PhD Confirmation: The Role of Inflammatory Mediators in Pathogenesis after Traumatic Brain Injury
Mar 11 10.30 - 11.00 Helmut Butzkueven Marjan Tabesh PhD Progress: Understanding the Relationship between Obesity/Fat Distribution/Metabolic profiles and Vitamin D Status in Young Women (The Safe-D study)
Mar 18 9.00 - 9.30 HongJian Zhu Fiona Tan PhD Progress (Surgery): Identifying novel agents that inhibit STAT3 in metastatic colorectal cancer
Mar 18 9.30 - 10.00 Helmut Butzkueven Jaime Lee PhD Progress: Electrophysiological correlates of cognition: relevance to schizophrenia
Mar 18 10.30 - 11.00 HongJian Zhu Thomas Ware PhD Confirmation (Surgery): The Role of EGFRvIII-STAT3 signaling in Glioblastoma Multiforme Progression
Mar 18 11.00 - 11.30 Helmut Butzkueven Hannah Nguyen PhD Confirmation: Characterisation of Bromodomain proteins in Plasmodium falciparum
Apr 1 9.00 - 9.30 Stephen Rogerson Sarah Kofoed PhD Progress: Rehabilitation for patients with primary malignant brain tumours
Apr 1 9.30 - 10.00 HongJian Zhu Patrick McCoy PhD Confirmation (Surgery): Hormonally driven disruptions to DNA damage repair genes in prostate cancer
Apr 1 10.30 - 11.00 Stephen Rogerson Gita Soraya PhD Progress: Development of Point-of-Care Diagnostic Platforms for HLA Genotyping
Apr 8 11.00 - 11.45   Sophie Arkoudis, Melbourne CSHE

Special Seminar:

Thesis with Publication Information Session

Apr 15 9.00 - 9.30 HongJian Zhu Andrea Bowyer PhD Progress (Surgery): PostopQRS calibration and clinical application
Apr 15 11.00 - 11.30 Helmut Butzkueven Kathryn Field PhD Progress report: Updated results from CABARET: A randomized Phase II trial of bevacizumab and carboplatin in recurrent glioblastoma
Apr 22 9.00 - 9.30 HongJian Zhu Ryan Atkins PhD Progress (Surgery):The Role of Quiescence in Treatment Resistance and Malignancy in GBM
Apr 22 10.00- 10.30 HongJian Zhu Marie Parsons PhD Progress (Surgery): Clinical and functional characterisation of novel gene candidates for colorectal cancer
Apr 29 8.30 - 9.00 Helmut Butzkueven Xin Tan PhD Progress: Investigating the role of tau and TDP-43 pathologies in traumatic brain injury
Apr 29 9.00 - 9.30 Stephen Rogerson Rowa Aljondi PhD Progress: Effect of vascular risk factors on late life brain structure and cognitive function in normal ageing women
Apr 29 9.30 - 10.00 Helmut Butzkueven Ashish Sharma DMedSc progress: Role of micro-MRI in assessment of bone microarchitecture in renal osteodystrophy
Apr 29 10.30 - 11.00 Stephen Rogerson Simote Foliaki PhD Progress: Assessing acute prion neurotoxicity using an electrophysiology study paradigm
May 6 9.30 - 10.00 Stephen Rogerson Debebe Shaweno PhD Confirmation: Modelling Tuberculosis in Ethiopia: Spatiotemporal transmission Dynamics and effects of Public Health Interventions
May 13 8.30 - 9.00 Stephen Rogerson Rachel Cooke PhD Progress: CD4+ T cell fate in multiple myeloma
May 13 9.30 - 10.00 Helmut Butzkueven Madi Njie PhD Progress Report: Innate Cellular Response to Plasmodium Falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1
May 13 10.00 - 10.30 HongJian Zhu Natalie Kurganovs PhD Progress (Surgery): Identifying the origins and drivers of castration resistant prostate cancer
May 13 10.30 - 11.00 Stephen Rogerson Kyu Kyu Than PhD Progress: Optimizing task shifting of Auxiliary Midwives towards improving maternal and newborn health care in Myanmar: What are the implementation gaps?  
May 20 9.00 - 9.30 Helmut Butzkueven Tracy Leong PhD Progress: The utility of Endobronchial Ultrasound in pre-clinical lung cancer research
May 27 10.00 - 10.30 Stephen Rogerson Abu Mohammed Taufiqual Islam PhD Confirmation: Refining an in vivo prion disease model to facilitate characterization of the toxic molecular species and mechanism of acute neurotoxicity
Jun 3 9.30 - 10.00 Stephen Rogerson Hamish Wishart PhD Confirmation: Does haloperidol modulate gamma oscillations through the inhibition of voltage-gated ion channels?
Jun 17 9.00 - 9.30 Helmut Butzkueven Sandeep Prabhu PhD Progress: Atrial fibrillation and Heart Failure - Implications for Catheter Ablation
Jun 17 10.00 - 10.30 Helmut Butzkueven Anjaleena Anthony PhD Confirmation: Characterising antibody responses in pregnancy-associated malaria infection
Jun 24 9.30 - 10.00 Helmut Butzkueven Natasha Smallwood PhD Confirmation: Palliative care for patients with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - understanding current practice and exploring a new model of integrated care
Jun 24 11.00 -11.30 Helmut Butzkueven Dana Jazayeri PhD Progress: A Pharmacogenomic Study of Antiepileptic Drug Teratogenicity
Jul 22 9.00 - 9.30 Helmut Butzkueven Chrishan Nalliah PhD Confirmation: Impact of obstructive sleep apnea treatment with continuous positive airway pressure on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: A randomized controlled trial.
Jul 29 9.30 - 10.00 HongJian Zhu Stefano Mangiola PhD Confirmation (Surgery): The investigation of the genetics of the prostate tumor microenvironment
Jul 29 10.30 -11.00 Stephen Rogerson Liz Williams PhD Progress: Infant motor development between 0-4 months: a new look at the effect of the ‘Back to Sleep’ program
Aug 5 9.30 - 10.00 Stephen Rogerson Mujun Sun PhD Confirmation: The pathophysiology and treatment of traumatic brain injury with concomitant peripheral injury
Aug 5 11.00 - 11.30 Stephen Rogerson Andrew Neal PhD Progress report: Molecular factors associated with post-operative tumour associated seizures
Aug 5 12.30 - 1.00 Stephen Rogerson Chris Morgan PhD Progress report: Integrated service delivery for improved maternal, newborn and child health, evidence from Papua New Guinea
Aug 12 9.00 - 9.30 HongJian Zhu Caroline MacCallum Master of Surgery Confirmation: A study on the use of administrative data to create an international colorectal cancer database
Aug 12 12.30 - 1.00 Helmut Butzkueven Priyanka Barua PhD Progress: Development of immunity to severe and uncomplicated malaria in children from different geographical locations
Aug 26 9.00 - 9.30 Helmut Butzkueven Bhupesh Pathik PhD Progress: New insights into the mechanisms of atrial arrhythmias using novel three dimensional mapping techniques
Sep 2 9.30 - 10.00 Helmut Butzkueven Janavi Rambhatla PhD Progress: 'Immunity to Plasmodium falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1 and protection from severe malaria'
Sep 2 10.30 - 11.00 Helmut Butzkueven Varduhi Cahill PhD Confirmation: Precision Medicine in Epilepsy: Identifying predictors of outcome and response to treatment.
Sep 9 10.30 - 11.00 Helmut Butzkueven Marzieh Jabbazare PhD Progress: Determining whether the binding phenotype of malaria-infected erythrocytes drives the innate immune response
Sep 23 10.30 - 11.00 HongJian Zhu Thomas Ware PhD Confirmation: Molecular regulation of tumour cell endothelialisation and therapeutic development
Oct 7 9.30 - 10.00 Helmut Butzkueven Juliana de Silva PhD Confirmation: Acquired epilepsy in Alzheimer's Disease
Oct 14 8.00 - 8.30 Stephen Rogerson Romain Ragonnet PhD Confirmation:

Using mathematical modelling to challenge accepted methods and paradigms of tuberculosis control and transmission

Oct 28 8.00 - 8.30 Stephen Rogerson Neha Kaul PhD Confirmation: Dietary therapies for epilepsy
Oct 28 9.30 - 10.00 Stephen Rogerson Michael Cai PhD Progress: Calciprotein particles and the mineralisation paradox in  chronic kidney disease
Nov 4 9.00 - 9.30 Stephen Rogerson Mikhail Soutorine PhD Confirmation: Self-advancing endoscopy in diagnostics and treatment of gastro-intestinal diseases
Nov 4 10.00 - 10.30 Chris Hovens Yanhong Wang PhD Progress: TGF-beta Signalling Regulation in Cancer Metastasis
Nov 4 11.00 - 11.30 Chris Hovens Chenkai Ma PhD Progress: Exosomal miRNAs as circulating biomarkers and cellular regulator in GBM


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