25 May 2018

Photo of the week: 2018 Day of Immunology - GTAC

The 2018 Day of Immunology GTAC demonstrator team. L-R: Ms Anisha Ansari, Ms Shu Wen Wen, Ms Angela Nguyen, Ms Lakshanie Wickramasinghe and Ms Amy Wilson.
Several PhD students from the Department of Immunology and Pathology were on hand to lend their expertise at this 2018 International Day of Immunology event at the Gene Technology Access Centre. The event showcases the state's contribution to science and provides VCE Biology students the opportunity to work alongside talented and enthusiastic immunologists.
This years program's theme was "Your Body at War."

See the GTAC photo gallery here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/B25G1Dd3pe6stRam8

What's on at CCS 28 May - 1 June 2018

Dr Jyotika Prasad is presenting
Thurs 31 May
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:  https://www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/headlines/events-calendar

What's on at CCS 28 May-01 June 2018

Mon 28/05/2018 12:00 Neuroscience seminar series: Prof Julie Ratcliffe
Wed 30/05/2018 11:30 Seminar: Stephen Nutt (WEHI)
Thur 31/05/2018 11:30 Journal Club: Zoe Ding
12:00 Alfred Grand Rounds: Prof Andrew Perkins
12:00 PhD Pre-submission seminar: Dr Jyotika Prasad
15:00 MIME Affinity Meeting: Alfred

CCS 3MT heat deadline today and forthcoming event 21 June

Everyone is invited to our school's 2018 heat for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition! See more about this year's and earlier CCS heats at www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/education/current-students/hdr-3mt. Any questions about the event, contact Sharmila Ramesh, Sharmila.Ramesh@monash.edu.

See our current list of participants below. The deadline for participants to register is TODAY, 25 May 2018. See more about rules and guidelines: https://www.monash.edu/3mt

Recent CCS publications: 19-25 May 2018

Dr CK Yao is lead author on a study testing the in vitro
 profiling of hydrogen sulphide from faeces samples for

designing dietary therapies
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)
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery 
  • 24 May 2018

    What causes chronic fatigue? What we know, don’t know and suspect

    by Dr Mark Guthridge, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases

    Around 200,000 people in Australia suffer from a debilitating illness often branded with the unfortunate name of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). I say “unfortunate” because this implies patients are simply tired, run-down, burnt-out or overly stressed.

    But myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS as it is now more commonly called, is a serious and incapacitating disease that can have a devastating impact on a patient’s life.

    Developing therapies for the toughest of blood cancers

    Dr Donia Moujalled, Research Fellow, Australian Centre for
    Blood Diseases
    Dr Donia Moujalled is a post-doctoral research fellow in Associate Professor Andrew Wei's Leukemia Translational Research Group at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD). She received funding from Cancer Council Victoria for a project grant as sole chief investigator, valued at $300,000 (for 3 years, 2018-2020).

    The project title is 'Targeting Survival programs in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia'. Donia is working on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), a haematological malignancy that has a poor prognosis due to resistance to current therapies and to relapse.

    Congratulations to CCS travel grant recipients!

    This year's travel grant recipients. L-R: Dr Robin Cash, Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon, Mr Ishant Khurana, Dr Jessica Borger, Dr Rhys Brady, Dr Stefan Sonderegger
    Congratulations to this year's CCS recipients of travel grant funds from the school!
    • Dr Robin Cash (MAPrc) Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Conference, 28th EEGLAB workshop 
    • Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon (MAPrc) Carolina Neurostimulation Conference 2018
    • Mr Ishant Khurana (Diabetes) Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) - Epigenomics of Diabetes and Other Metabolic Diseases 
    • Dr Jessica Borger (Immunology and Pathology) The 3rd International Conference on Innate Lymphoid Cells 2018 (ILC2018)    
    • Dr Rhys Brady (Neuroscience) 3rd Joint Symposium of the International and National Neurotrauma Societies and AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care.
    • Dr Stefan Sonderegger (ACBD) 7th New Directions in Leukaemia Research (NDLR)

    Congratulations to Daniel So on DAA Award!

    Congratulations to Mr Daniel So, Department of Gastroenterology, who was awarded with the 'New Conference Presenter Award', as 'Highly Commended'. Daniel presented the findings of the recently published meta-analysis of dietary fibre and the gut microbiota at the national conference for the Dietitians Association of Australia.

    Daniel seen here with his award. Well done!

    23 May 2018

    Visit from Professor Tomasz Guzik to Diabetes Department

    L-R: Dr Zhong-Lin Chai, Dr Chris Tikellis, Professor Karin Jandeleit-Dahm, Dr Anna Watson, Professor Tomasz Guzik, Professor Mark Cooper, Dr Jay Jha
    The Department of Diabetes recently hosted a visit from a distinguished researcher and collaborator, Professor Tomasz Guzik. Prof Guzik is a cardiologist and physiologist and the Regius Professor of Physiology at the University of Glasgow. He is also Chief Editor of the journal Cardiovascular Research. He recently presented at the Department of Diabetes Meeting and is an active collaborator of Prof Karin Jandeleit-Dahm's group on her work of NOX (NDAPH oxidase family enzymes) in cardiovascular disease. NOXs are implicated in the pathophysiology of many cardiovascular diseases.

    Inaugural Central Clinical School (Education) Teacher Innovation and Impact Award

    Professor Robyn Slattery has had a longstanding commitment to
    high quality student experience. Image: 2017 Monash Gala Poster
    presentation video
    by Professor Robyn Slattery

    Thanks to the enthusiastic support of the Head of School, Prof Steve Jane, I am delighted to announce the Inaugural Central Clinical School Teacher Innovation and Impact Award. 

    The CCS Teacher Innovation and Impact Award is designed to recognise the innovations educators are making in their teaching practice and delivery that have a positive impact on the student learning experience.
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