22 Jun 2017

Photo of the week: The heat is on for our CCS 3MT speakers!

2016's CCS Three Minute Thesis contestants: L-R Erica Kim (Medicine), Caroline Tuck (Gastroenterology), Jessica Anania (Burnet), Aron Hill (MAPrc), Liriye Kurtovic (Burnet), Riya Palchaudhuri (Burnet), Paddy Dempsey (Baker, and winner, see his video), Marina Iacovou (Gastroenterology), Elizabeth Thomas (MAPrc).
This year's heat is next Tuesday, 27 June 2017. All welcome!

2017 CCS 3MT competition details - see details of this year's contestants

  • Date: Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • Time: 2.00 - 3.00 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Alfred Centre
  • No RSVP required, all welcome.

What's on at CCS 26-30 June 2017

Mr Saeed Alrashdi gives his PhD
pre-submission talk on 27 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 26-30 June 2017

Tue 27/06/2017 09:00 PhD Pre-submission seminar: Mr Saeed Alrashdi


10:00 Department of Diabetes student journal club


14:00 CCS 3MT heat - all welcome!
Wed 28/06/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar: Pat Reading (Peter Doherty)
Thur 29/06/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Tim Gottschalk
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: Prof Leon Bach

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Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight - Prof Helen Dewey

Professor Helen Dewey
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 Helen Dewey is the Director of Neurosciences at Eastern Health Clinical School.

CCS publications update: 17-23 June 2017

The Alfred-Monash AIRmed group
have published a paper on controlling
inflammation after lung transplant
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for pubs listing. Linked headings are to the departments' home pages.
  • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed) 
  • Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine (APOM)
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)
  • Surgery  

21 Jun 2017

Study probes complementary and alternative medicine use for bowel disease

Dr Raffi Luber, co-
author on a study of
IBD & CAM therapy
by Anne Crawford

Physicians treating patients for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are occasionally asked about the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) but often have limited knowledge of the therapies and can be quick to dismiss their efficacy.

A study by researchers in the Department of Gastroenterology at the Alfred Hospital has reviewed the available evidence for the most commonly used and discussed CAMs so informed advice can be offered to patients wanting to know about them.

New blood test a boon to clot research

PhD student Hannah Pearce with Dr Thomas
Bonnard, first author on the paper describing
a new test for measuring thrombolytic activity
by Anne Crawford

Monash University researchers have developed a novel blood assay that is proving highly effective in researching thrombosis (blood clotting) and which could potentially become a valuable tool in clinical translation.

Heart attack and stroke – leading causes of death and disability in Australia – are mostly caused by thrombosis. Researchers around the world are striving to improve anti-thrombotic treatments that counter the life-threatening blood clots without the associated side-effect of excessive bleeding.

20 Jun 2017

Welcome to Professor Terry O'Brien, new joint Head of Departments of Neuroscience & Medicine

Welcome to Professor Terence (Terry) O’Brien, who takes on several roles at the Alfred Campus in the Central Clinical School and at the Alfred as of October 2017:
  • Van Cleef Roet Professor of Medicine (Neurology)
  • Head, Departments of Neuroscience and Medicine
  • Deputy Head, Central Clinical School, Monash University 
  • Director of Neurology, Alfred Health
The specialist areas of the neurosciences department will be investigation of neurological, neuroscience, neurobehavioural, pharmacological and imaging with respect to cognition and various brain disorders including epilepsy, neuroinflammation, neurodegenerative diseases, brain tumours, stroke and traumatic brain injury. See more about the Department of Neuroscience's research areas from their Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) projects on offer.

For more information contact Ms Mary Ljubanovic, Terry's EA:
Email: Mary.Ljubanovic@monash.edu, ph +61 3 99030304

Welcome to CCS's new Student Services staff!

Ms Mary Ljubanovic
Ms Lindy Friswell
Welcome to CCS's new Student Services staff, Ms Mary Ljubanovic and Ms Lindy Friswell!

Mary Ljubanovic comes to us from the University of Melbourne, and though full time, has a joint role as Senior Student Services Officer and EA to our incoming Head of Neurosciences, Professor Terry O'Brien.


Lindy Friswell is the Student Services Officer (SSO), appointed 0.8. Lindy is supporting Mary with her SSO role. Lindy's days of work are Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri.

Their joint areas of responsibility are administration of Honours, BMedSc(Honours) and postgraduate cohorts, and associated recruitment and marketing activities which include the organisation of recruitment events.

As the two roles overlap, please email all enquiries to the role account, CCS.HDR@monash.edu.

Welcome to Dr Nick Wong!

Dr Nick Wong, new bioinformatics
platform contact
Welcome to Dr Nick Wong, who has recently joined the Central Clinical School/Monash Bioinformatics Platform.

Nick completed his PhD in 2006 with Professor K. H. Andy Choo on DNA methylation of Neocentromeres. His expertise is in DNA methylation profiling (Illumina Infinium, Bisulfite Sequencing, MBD enrichment) on challenging samples; RNA analysis on challenging samples (including RNA-Seq); End-to-end experience for most NGS workflows (sample, library preparation, sequencing, bioinformatic analysis).

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

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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.

9 Jun 2017

Photo of the week: El-Osta group

2017 El-Osta group. L-R: Dr Jun Okabe, Mr Harikrishnan Kaipananickal, Dr Mark Ziemann, Mr Antony Kaspi, Ms Hanah Rodriguez, Dr Ishant Khurana, Dr Gulcan Sarila, Mr Sameer Jadaan, Prof Sam El-Osta, Dr Haloom Rafehi, Mr Scott Maxwell, Ms Nazanin Karimnia. See link.
Recent highlights are Gulcan Sarila's completion of her PhD and the Tel-Aviv/Monash new collaboration.


What's on at CCS 12-16 June 2017

Dr Isaak Quast, Research Fellow
Tarlinton group, presents 15 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 12-16 June 2017

Mon 12/06/2017 all day Queen's Birthday public holiday
Tue 13/06/2017 16:00 Department of Diabetes student journal club
Wed 14/06/2017 11:30 Mid-Year Honours Final Research Seminar
11:30 Immunology Seminar: Stephanie Gras (Monash Clayton)
Thur 15/06/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Isaak Quast
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: Legal Counsel David Ruschena and a panel who will discuss the “Clinical, Legal and Social Issues of Family Violence”

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CCS Publications update: 3-9 June 2017

Jane group has a recent publication on
normal red cell production and anaemia
See reference.
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD),  Infectious Diseases, Medicine and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC).

8 Jun 2017

Win for “Citizen Science”: A/Prof Elliott awarded Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award

Associate Professor Julian Elliott
Congratulations to A/Prof Julian Elliott, who was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research 2017 at a ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday night. The medal is bestowed annually to the top-ranked Career Development Fellowship applicant through the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Taking a lateral approach to curing sleep apnea

Sleeping on your side helps reduce apnea events. Image: Getty
by Anne Crawford

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common yet serious disorder in which obstruction of the throat (upper airway) causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start, resulting in fragmented sleep, sleep deprivation, daytime tiredness and leaving OSA patients liable to a number of health risks.

Curiously, although obesity is the strongest risk factor for developing OSA, weight loss – while it can improve the severity of OSA – rarely cures it.

Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight - Professor Terence O'Brien

Professor Terence O'Brien
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 Terence O'Brien is from the Department of Medicine, The Royal Melbourne and Western Hospital, at The University of Melbourne.

6 Jun 2017

Congratulations to Gulcan Sarila on her PhD!

Congratulations to Gulcan Sarila on the completion of her PhD! Gulcan's thesis title is, "Role of histone methyltransferase Set7 in cardiac gene regulation and mitochondrial function”, and she was supervised by Professor Sam El-Osta and Dr Jun Okabe. Gulcan is continuing to work with Sam El-Osta as a postdoctoral research fellow.

See more about the group's research at:
www.med.monash.edu/cecs/diabetes/research/el-osta-group.html

Congratulations to "Deadeye" Gavin Horrigan!

Gavin Horrigan with his cornucopia
of prizes from a shooting competition
AMREP Precinct Manager Gavin Horrigan had a huge day shooting at Ararat on Saturday 3 June. He didn’t miss a single target in three events totalling seventy (70) targets!

2 Jun 2017

Photo of the week: Plebanski research group

Professor Magdalena Plebanski's research group 2017. L-R Dr Kirsty Wilson, Professor Magdalena Plebanski, Dr Nirmala Kampan, Dr Jennifer Boer, Mr Amlan Chakraborty, Mr Liam Powles, Ms Julie Tran. Absent: Mr Peter Tsirikis, Ms Amy Wilson, Ms Laura Moffitt.

What's on at CCS 5-9 June 2017

Mr Dominik Draxler
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 5-9 June 2017

Mon 05/06/2017 12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round Presentation: Dr Leo Chen
Tue 06/06/2017 11:00 PhD Pre-submission Seminar: Mr Dominik Draxler

14:00 PhD Confirmation of candidature Seminar: Mr Iain Abbott
16:00 Department of Diabetes Student Journal Club
Wed 07/06/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar: Stephanie Gras
Thur 08/06/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Liam Powles
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: Dr Mark Voskoboinik 

CCS Publications update: 29 May - 2 June 2017

Meta-analysis of mindfulness as 'third
wave' therapy for psychosis recovery.
See article
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine; Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Surgery.

New blood test potential game-changer for myeloma patients

Andrew Spencer MM patient
MM is an incurable blood cancer
characterised by multifocal tumour
deposits throughout the bone marrow.
Patient image provided by Prof Andrew
Spencer
by Anne Crawford

Painful and invasive bone marrow biopsies performed on Multiple Myeloma (MM) patients to diagnose and analyse their cancer may become a thing of the past, replaced by a new liquid biopsy technique being developed by Alfred Health-Monash University researchers.

The technique, being pioneered by the Myeloma Research Group (MRG) at Monash’s Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), at the Alfred Hospital, tests plasma for DNA and RNA circulating in the bloodstream to detect and analyse MM mutations.

Protocol for severe asthma gains scientific tick

Severe asthma can necessitate hospitalization.
Monash-Alfred researchers have tested an improved
protocol. Image:
Breathinstephen
by Anne Crawford

A Monash University study evaluating approaches to treating the most challenging asthma patients has tested and confirmed a protocol that enhances asthma outcomes and improves quality of life. Its authors hope the protocol may act as a benchmark approach for treatment elsewhere.

The study, by researchers in The Alfred Hospital and CCS’s Department of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Respiratory medicine (AIRmed) and others, sought to scientifically evaluate the structured approach to the management of ‘difficult asthma’ being used at AIRmed’s Difficult Asthma Clinic. Difficult asthma refers to the patients whose symptoms are so severe that even respiratory specialists find them hard to manage. At worst, it can be life-threatening.

29 May 2017

Google map data to locate best hospitals for patients with stroke

Co-authors on the study, A/Prof Richard Beare
and Prof Velandai Srikanth (right). The study shows
how real time Google map data expedites transfer
of stroke patients for best hospital treatment.
A world-first study at Monash University has used Google map data to locate the hospitals to which patients with stroke should be transported for urgent and highly specialised treatment.

While stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, recent major advances in acute stroke management, such as endovascular clot retrieval (ECR), are bringing optimism to patients, their families and stroke clinicians.

28 May 2017

New Tel Aviv-Monash research centre for metabolic disorders

L-R: Professor Paul Zimmet (Monash); Dr Ronni Gamzu (CEO, Tel Aviv
Medical Center); Mr Sami Sagol (philanthropist); Professor Naftali Stern
(Director of Endocrinology, Tel Aviv Medical Center)
A major research collaboration between the new Department of Diabetes at Monash University and the newly established Sagol Center for Epigenetics of Metabolism and Aging at Tel Aviv Medical Center was announced in Israel on 26 May 2017. This generous initiative was made possible by the Sagol family.

The Center is part of a network of research centres established in academic and medical centres by the Sagol family, focusing on the advancement of research on longevity and quality of life.

Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight: Professor Paul Myles

Professor Paul Myles
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 Paul Myles, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in CCS and Alfred Health will be presenting at the event. Professor Myles has just been awarded Clinical Trial of the Year for his work on coronary artery surgery.

Are you fit and forty+? Healthy volunteers wanted for research study!

Healthy control participants are sought for
MAPrc's ultra-runner research study.
Healthy male and female volunteers aged between 40-55 years are sought for a research study being conducted at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc).

This study is looking at the cognitive, psychological and physiological attributes of ultra-runners compared to the general population. If you are healthy but not ultra-fit and would like to participate, we would love to hear from you!

26 May 2017

Video of the week: Cancer Therapeutics CRC receives award



Melbourne-based drug developer Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) has received an award for excellence in recognition of its work on novel oncology drug candidates, based on early research conducted at Monash University. The video features Monash researchers Professor Stephen Jane, Associate Professor David Curtis and Dr Paul Stupple. For more detail see award feature story.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTWGorPctys

What's on at CCS 29 May - 2 June 2017

Dimitra Zotos at the 2017 DoI
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

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 CCS 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

Mon 29/05/2017  ►  12:30  Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round Presentation
Tue 30/05/2017 16:00 Department of Diabetes Student Journal Club
Wed 31/05/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar: Dimitra Zotos
Thur 01/06/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Mahtab Pavaresh
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: Dr Mark Voskoboinik 

CCS Publications update: 19 – 26 May 2017

The incidence of diabetes mellitus is rising in youth in the USA.
Nat. Review Endocrinol. article. Image: Rinky Dink Images/Getty
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine (APOM), Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc).

Monash researchers urge more action on thunderstorm asthma

There is a confluence of meteorological and seasonal factors
in thunderstorm asthma. Harm can be minimized with alerts
and planning. Image:
Better Health Channel
by Anne Crawford

Monash University researchers say there is an urgent need to highlight the physiological mechanisms underlying thunderstorm-related asthma to mitigate against an event such as last year’s catastrophic epidemic in Melbourne occurring again.

The freak asthma thunderstorm on 21 November 2016 left nine Victorians dead, caused more than 9,900 patients to present to hospitals, and overwhelmed ambulance and emergency services. It was the most lethal of its kind on record.

24 May 2017

Cancer drug developer wins award for Monash-initiated protein research

Professor Stephen Jane first discovered
the importance of the enzyme PRMT5
by Anne Crawford

Melbourne-based drug developer Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) has received a sought-after award in recognition of its work on novel oncology drug candidates, based on early research conducted at Monash University.

CTx received the Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) Association’s Award for Excellence in Innovation, presented at the Association’s annual awards dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on 24 May.

23 May 2017

Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight: Dr C. Glenn Begley

Dr C. Glenn Begley
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.

Dr C. Glenn Begley will be speaking at the event. He has recently been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Biocurate, a joint venture between Monash University and the University of Melbourne in drug discoveries.

22 May 2017

Welcome to our 2017 CCS PhD students!

Monash CCS new PhD enrolments for 2017. L-R: Anna Beale, Muthukumar Mohan, Gerard Pernes, Rose Brazilek, Michelle Flynn, Cassandra Castelino, Mary Ajamian, Amy Wilson, Laura Moffitt, Jaclyn Lange, Professor Robert Medcalf (Graduate Research Coordinator), Rania Hashad. Absent: Hassan Albargy, Robert Cooper, Sarah Gutman, Sarah Janssens, Michael Keating, Rosie Latimer,  Sourabh Mahta, Ethan Oxley, Larissa Ratten, Jeeva Sanjeevan, Amy Searle, Lakshanie Wickramasinghe, Abbey Willcox, Osanna Wong.

Welcome to our new CCS graduate students! We have a large group this year with 24 new PhD students so far enrolled. Please make them feel welcome. See 2017 details below, and more about all of our graduate research students: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/education/hdr-students.html

19 May 2017

Photo of the week: 2017 AMREP BMedSc(Hons) information night

2016 Central Clinical School's Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) information evening. Drs Daphne Vogiagis and Geraldine Ooi are talking with Mr James Lee and a potential student at the Department of Surgery table. Both AMREP* schools are running the information night this year:

Thursday 13 July, 2017 6.00pm to 8.00pm

AMREP Education Centre (see map)
80 Commercial Road, Melbourne, 3004.
The AMREP schools (Central Clinical School and School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine) will showcase their research expertise and what they can offer to a BMedSc(Hons) candidate. You can meet and discuss research projects with potential supervisors after the main presentation. Refreshments will be provided.
To RSVP, please register your attendance.
See more: CCS and SPHPM BMedSc(Hons) programs
*AMREP: Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct
 

What's on at CCS 22-26 May 2017

Paul Gill is presenting on how bacterial
DNA can protect airways in allergic
inflammation, Thu 25 May 2017
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

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 CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

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Thu 13/07/2017 AMREP Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) information evening
Mon 31/07/2017 Translational Research symposium: RSVP
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