22 Jul 2016
|Prof Paul Myles will be talking about the|
ATACAS study on 28 July 2016
CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the Intranet's Announcements page.
Various departments have their own calendars. See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html
What's on for 25-29 July 2016:
|2015 CCS 3MT participants|
2016 CCS 3MT competition details
- Date: Thursday 11 August
- Time: 12-1.30pm
- Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Alfred Centre
- CLICK HERE to RSVP for catering purposes
- The winner of the 2015 CCS 3MT competition was Ms Shanzana Khan. See her video.
- Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine (3)
- Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (8)
- Gastroenterology (6)
- Immunology & Pathology/AIRmed (7)
- Infectious Diseases (6)
- Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (7)
- Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (4)
- Surgery/NTRI (5)
|Associate Professor Menno van Zelm|
It has been known for almost three decades that B cells exist in the thymus but their function there has been unclear. Associate Professor Menno van Zelm explored this neglected area and has arrived at world-first findings answering this riddle which may lead to a better understanding of the origin of autoimmune diseases.
|Monash Vision Group's vision prosthesis.|
Australian researchers are undertaking world-class research towards the development of bionic visual prostheses. Teams based at Monash University and the University of Melbourne are developing direct-to-brain and retinal-based devices respectively, that elicit the perception of small spots of light called phosphenes. These phosphenes will then be assembled to produce a basic form of imagery akin to early computer games, albeit with the advantage of modern computer processing power to ensure they display only the most relevant details about the user's environment.
In this paper the authors review the latest advances in retinal and visual cortex stimulation and discusse the surgical and functional outcomes reported to date for retinal and cortical prostheses. They conclude with a brief discussion of advances in the field and an outlook for the future.
Reference: Lewis PM, Ayton LN, Guymer RH, Lowery AJ, Blamey PJ, Allen PJ, Luu CD, Rosenfeld JV. Advances in implantable bionic devices for blindness: a review. ANZ J Surg. 2016 Jun 14. doi: 10.1111/ans.13616. [Epub ahead of print]
|Professor Anton Peleg with the award|
Photo: Anne Crawford
The award is given on the basis of career achievements in the field of the identification of bacterial resistance to antimicrobials in a clinical setting.
The award committee took into account the quality and originality of Professor Peleg’s published research and service to Australian microbiology in general.
Professor Peleg is an international expert in the field of hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance, and has been the recipient of many awards including the prestigious 2013 Commonwealth Ministers Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research.
He will receive his recent award at the ASM Conference in Perth on 3rd July. See more.
Dr Justin Hamilton and his co-authors on their recent publication for selection as the Plenary Paper in the latest edition of the journal Platelets. If you would like to share the reference, use the Platelet links: