21 Oct 2016

Video of the week: Meet the low FODMAP research team!

The Low FODMAP diet was developed by a team at Monash University's Department of Gastroenterology in Melbourne, Australia. The team identified that a family of short chain carbohydrates (called FODMAPs) provided major dietary triggers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (which affects 10-15% of the population). The Low FODMAP Diet now has a high level of clinical evidence and is becoming the primary therapy for managing IBS. The diet is highly effective in 3 out of 4 IBS patients. Monash has built the world’s largest FODMAP food composition database and utilised digital technology (The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet App) to help health professionals and patients ‘implement’ the diet. Additionally, a food certification system (Monash University Low FODMAP Certified) has also been developed to assist consumers to make informed decisions about the suitability of certain foods in the management of their IBS. Certified products currently available are listed in the App.

See more Low FODMAP diet research and app links :

Forthcoming CCS events: 24-28 October 2016

Dr Simona Infantino,
David Tarlinton lab
Central Clinical School has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. All event notices are maintained 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 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 24-28 Oct 2016

3 Nov CCS Postgraduate symposium: All invited!

Central Clinical School (CCS) is holding its 8th annual postgraduate symposium! The event aims to improve the visibility of students and their research projects on a larger scale and celebrate their achievements.  They not only make the presentations, they run the show. Please come along and support our students. There is an audience vote winner as well.

See detail below or at link: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/education/hdr-symposium.html

2016 Symposium details

Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) Research Week 2016: All welcome!

Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) Research Week 2016 aims to highlight and showcase the ground breaking research taking place across the precinct, from Hudson Institute, Monash University and Monash Health. Register here

From 21 – 25 November, the MHTP Translational Research Facility will become a centre of activity as researchers and staff from across the precinct and all partner sites come together to celebrate and showcase the year’s research achievements.

2016 Alfred Research Week Keynote Address: Prof Joe Trapani

Professor Joe Trapani, PeterMac
2016 Alfred Health Research Week is happening this week! AMREP based staff will have seen the corridors lined with posters. Everyone is invited to attend the keynote speech 12-1 pm this Thursday, 20 October, being given by Professor Joseph Trapani. See below for detail of programs.

Publications for week ending 21 Oct 2016

Early detection of EBV-specific T cells
in immunosuppressed lung transplant
recipients helpful for prediction of viremia.

See article. Image: Wiley
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of ACBD, AIRmed, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, MAPrc, Medicine.

Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine

Nguyen TH, Bird NL, Grant EJ, Miles JJ, Thomas PG, Kotsimbos TC, Mifsud NA, Kedzierska K. Maintenance of the EBV-specific CD8+ TCRαβ repertoire in immunosuppressed lung transplant recipients. Immunol Cell Biol. 2016 Oct 4. doi: 10.1038/icb.2016.71. [Epub ahead of print]

Paul Zimmet update on diabetes in Asia

L-R: Professor Khalid Kadir, Jeffery Cheah and Prof Paul Zimmet
Professor Paul Zimmet gave a lecture in the Jeffery Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week. His topic was "Diabetes – The Greatest Epidemic in Human History? Implications for Asia".

Jeffery Cheah is Chancellor of Sunway University and MD of the Sunway Corporation and one of the founding funders of Monash Malaysia. The Monash campus is next to Sunway and they work closely.

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