16 Jun 2017

Photo of the week: Congratulations to Marina Iacovou on her PhD!

Congratulations to Marina Iacovou, pictured (right) with supervisor Dr Jane Muir (left), on the completion of her PhD! Marina's thesis title is, "Exploring the role of FODMAPs in the diet of breastfeeding mothers in alleviating symptoms of colic in breastfed infants”, and she was supervised by Dr Jane Muir and Professor Peter Gibson in the Department of Gastroenterology. Marina is continuing to work with the Gastroenterology Department as a relationship and project manager for business and research activities within the team. One area of Marina's role is to head the low FODMAP Certification Program which is developing a lot of interest from food industry, healthcare providers, clinicians and other scientific organisations.

See more about the group's research at: http://www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/research/nutrition.html

What's on at CCS 19-23 June 2017

Maria Selvadurai is presenting on 20 June
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar. 

CCS staff and 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 CCS intranet's Announcements page

See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on at CCS 19-23 June 2017

Mon 19/06/2017 12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round: Dr Sebastian Radmanesh
Tue 20/06/2017 10:00 Department of Diabetes student journal club: Danny Thogerson
    11:00 PhD Mid Candidature review: Maria Selvadurai
Wed 21/06/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar: Saeed Al-Rashdi
Thur 22/06/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Kirsty Wilson
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: Keeping Children Safe

Save the date


3MT CCS heat is on! Tue 27 Jun - all welcome

Aron Hill in the 2016 CCS heat: video
Support our PhD students by coming along to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat for Central Clinical School on Tuesday 27 June 2017! The 3MT event was established in 2008 by University of Queensland and has become international, as it is a very popular and effective showcase for PhD students to make their often highly technical research accessible for a lay audience.

Details
  • Venue: Lecture theatre, level 5, Alfred Centre
  • Date: Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • Time: 2-3 pm
  • All welcome! The audience also gets to vote, and a prize is awarded to the People's Choice winner
  • See CCS's 2016 3MT video playlist
This year's competing CCS students

Ms Emily King
Supervisors: Dr Brian Drew, Dr Darren Henstridge, Dr Anna Calkin
Thesis title: Does skeletal muscle mitochondrial dysfunction cause insulin resistance?
Department: Baker Institute


Ms Mahtab Parvaresh
Supervisors: Dr Daniel Andrews, Prof Steven Gerondakis
Thesis title: The role of NFKB molecules in NK cell development
Department: Immunology and Pathology

 

Mr Matthew Snelson
Supervisors: A/Prof Melinda Coughlan, Prof Mark Cooper, Dr Sih Min Tan
Thesis title: The effects of dietary advanced glycation endproducts on gut homeostasis and chronic kidney disease
Department: Diabetes

 
Ms Jacqueline Riddiford
Supervisors: Dr Caroline Gurvich, A/Prof Peter Enticott A/Prof Joanne Fielding
Thesis title: Social functioning and visual processing in autism spectrum disorder
Department: Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre

Mr Nikolce Kocovski
Supervisors: Prof David Tarlinton, Dr Steven Rockman, Prof Andrew Lew.
Thesis title: Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies to snake venom
Department: Immunology and Pathology



Mr Amlan Chakraborty
Supervisors: Prof Magdalena Plebanski, Prof Cordelia Selomulya, Dr Simon Royce, Dr Jennifer Boer.
Thesis title: Immunomodulatory role of functionalized nanoparticles on antigen presenting cells
Department: Immunology and Pathology

Ms Amy Wilson
Supervisors: Prof Magdalena Plebanski, Dr Andrew Stephens
Thesis title: Improving in vivo detection methods and immunomodulatory therapies for the treatment of high-grade serous ovarian cancers
Department: Immunology and Pathology

CCS publications update: 10-16 June 2017

A/Prof David Curtis and PhD student Ashlee
Conway are last & first authors on a paper
investigating a type of porphyria caused by a
particular gene mutation. See article
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed), Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine (APOM), Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Immunology and Pathology, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Surgery.   

14 Jun 2017

2018 Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) CCS project index booklet now published

2018 Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)
CCS project index booklet
is now published
The 2018 Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) CCS project index booklet is now published. The following Central Clinical School departments have posted projects which are relevant for medical students intending to undertake a BMedSc(Hons) year:

Australian Centre for Blood  Diseases (ACBD)
Burnet Institute
Department of Diabetes
Department of Immunology and Pathology
Department of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)
Department of Neuroscience
Department of Surgery

CCS nformation night is planned for 13 July. RSVP here

Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight - Prof Mark Cooper

Professor Mark Cooper
Monash University's 3rd annual Translational Research Symposium is being hosted by its three metropolitan clinical schools on 31 July 2017. The symposium will host a diverse group of medical researchers presenting their work into translational research. RSVP here.

Professor Mark Cooper is the Head of the Department of Diabetes and was recently made an Officer of the Order of Australia for his service to biomedical research in the field of Diabetes.

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