1 Dec 2017

Photo of the week: 2017 Graduate Research Symposium

Central Clinical School's 10th annual Graduate Research Symposium was held on Friday 17 November 2017. With the aim of improving the visibility of students and their research projects, PhD students throughout the AMREP precinct (Baker & Burnet Institutes and CCS) had the opportunity to explain their research to peers and colleagues.

This year's winners were:

L-R: Ms Erica Kim (First Place Poster Presentation), Mr Matthew Snelson (Second Place Poster Presentation), Ms Ashlee Conway (First Place Oral Presentation), Ms Maria Selvadurai (Second Place Oral presentation), Ms Minhee Halemba (Third Place Poster Presentation) and Mr Paul Gill (Third Place Oral Presentation).

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What's on at CCS 4-9 Dec 2017

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

Note, most local seminar series and grand rounds are winding down for the year, with University closedown dates being 21 December 2017 - 1 January 2018 inclusive.

What's on at CCS 4-9 Dec 2017

Recent CCS publications: 25 Nov-1 Dec 2017

A/Prof Melinda Coughlan is
co-author on a paper showing
that pregnant mouse mothers'
diets influence their offspring's
proneness to Type 1 diabetes
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • Centre for Obesity Research Education (CORE)
  • Diabetes
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neuroscience
  • MAPrc
  • Medicine

Never a better time for immunology, says Department head

Professor David Tarlinton describes the Immunology department's
research. Video 2:07 min
by Anne Crawford

Professor David Tarlinton, one of Australia's foremost B-cell immunologists, reflects on his time in the field, his role heading Monash University’s Department of Immunology and Pathology, and tells of his own laboratory’s work. He points to two exciting new laboratories that will soon join the Department’s existing groups. 

What's in a name? Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder and its links with other disorders.

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni
Director of Monash Alfred
Psychiatry research centre

“People are not as scared of something when they begin to understand it.”

by Matt Jane

A team of Monash University researchers and clinicians are at the forefront of taking important steps to understanding and treating a frequently misdiagnosed mental illness.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is thought to severely affect 6% of the population and a further 20% of people sitting on the trauma spectrum who do not present to hospital. Due to the lack of understanding of the disorder, many individuals are often misdiagnosed and therefore do not receive adequate treatment. Unfortunately, like so many other mental illnesses, BDP can be an extremely stigmatizing diagnosis. The name ‘Border Personality Disorder’ often carries negative connotations and can cause harm to those who suffer from it.

Study uncovers protein link in red blood cell development

Dr Fiona Brown is Research Fellow
in A/Prof Andrew Wei's lab
by Anne Crawford

Researchers at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) have furthered their work into Dynamin 2 (DNM2) in a paper providing the first evidence that the gene plays a role in developing red blood cells. The finding paves the way for further research investigating links to anaemia.

Congratulations to Dean Talia and Man Kit Lee on their PhD completions!

Congratulations to our PhD graduates, Mr Dean Talia & Mr Man Kit Lee! We wish you well in your postdoc scientific careers.

Dean Talia
Man Kit Lee
Dean's thesis is titled, "Immunomodulatory intervention: IL-17A and regulatory T cells in a model of retinopathy of prematurity", and he was supervised by Prof Fabienne Mackay & Prof Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka, previously in the Department of Immunology and Pathology (Alfred).

Man Kit Lee's thesis is titled, "Lipid Metabolism in Different Monocyte and Macrophage Subsets in Cardiovascular Disease", and he was supervised by Mr Andrew Murphy, Prof Jaye Chin-Dusting of the Baker Institute.

CCS has had 26 PhD completions throughout 2017.

27 Nov 2017

Support breast cancer research: 3 Dec fundraising run - donate or participate

Dr Shiva Akbarzadeh from the Department of Surgery is running with a group of women friends in a 5K circuit, next Sunday, 3 December 2017, in memory of Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian born Professor at Stanford University who lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer earlier this year.  She has been the only woman to date who has received a Fields Medal (equivalent of Nobel Prize in Mathematics).

Please support breast cancer research. Here is the link to our fund raising page.  No donation is too little! carmanswfr2017.everydayhero.com/au/run-for-a-beautiful-mind
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