Programme

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Day 1: Wednesday, 29th November 2017

  • 13:00
    Conference Registration

    Location: Registration desk

  • 14:00
    Welcome Address

    Welcome Addresses

    • Julienne O’Rourke, EAPS 2017 Chair
    • Professor James Whisstock, Scientific Head of EMBL Australia
    • Professor John Mattick, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • 14:30
    EMBL Australia Postgraduate Symposium 2017 Keynote Address - Dr Niklas Blomberg

    Doctor Niklas Blomberg

    Director of ELIXIR, EMBL - European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL–EBI), Hinxton UK

  • 15:30
    Science and Society Panel

    Location: Garvan Auditorium

  • 16:30
    Student Lightning Talks - Session 1

    Location: Garvan Auditorium

  • 17:30
    Welcome Reception

    Location: Garvan Galleria

Day 2: Thursday, 30th November 2017

  • 09:00
    Infection & Immunity Plenary Speaker:
    Professor Leann Tilley

    Professor Leann Tilley

    Associate Director, Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute, Melbourne AUS

  • 10:00
    Student Oral Presentations

    8 min + 2 min questions

    • Kate Smith

      THE C-TERMINAL 18 AMINO ACID REGION OF DENGUE VIRUS NS5 REGULATES ITS SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION AND CONTAINS A CONSERVED ARGININE RESIDUE ESSENTIAL FOR INFECTIOUS VIRUS PRODUCTION

    • Alexei Ilinykh

      CARDIAC CELLULAR COMPOSITION IS SEXUALLY DIMORPHIC AND IS REGULATED BY GONADAL HORMONES

    • Gerard Pernes

      TLR-INDUCED CERAMIDE SYNTHESIS IN MACROPHAGES IS A CONSEQUENCE OF METABOLIC REPROGRAMMING

  • 10:30
    Morning Tea
  • 11:00
    Cancer Plenary Speaker: Doctor Nic Waddell

    Doctor Nic Waddell

    Medical Genomics Group Leader, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane AUS

  • 12:00
    Student Oral Presentations

    8 min + 2 min questions

    • Moustafa Elhousiny

      SUBSTANCE P (SP) INCREASES EARLY ONSET ADHESION OF LEUKEMIA (JURKAT) AND ORAL SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA CELL LINES (OSCC) TO ENDOTHELIAL CELLS (EC) VIA ADHESION MOLECULES: IMPLICATION FOR METASTASIS

    • Daisy Y. Shu

      INHIBITION OF EGFR SIGNALLING ANTAGONISES TGFΒ-DRIVEN EPITHELIAL- MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION (EMT) IN LENS EPITHELIAL CELLS

    • Benjamin Leow

      DARWINIAN SELECTION DETERMINES DRUG RESISTANCE MECHANISMS IN CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKAEMIA

    • Carolina Salazar

      GENOMICS AND ORGANOIDS: DEVELOPING THERAPEUTIC OPTIONS FOR MUCINOUS OVARIAN CANCER

  • 12:40
    Student Lightning Talks - Session 2

    Location: Garvan Auditorium

  • 13:40
    Lunch & Poster Presentations - Session A

    Location: Garvan Galleria

  • 15:00
    Neurobiology Plenary Speaker: Doctor Emma Sierecki

    Doctor Emma Sierecki

    Group Leader, Interac Team, University of New South Wales, Sydney AUS

  • 16:00
    Student Oral Presentations

    8 min + 2 min questions

    • Ruby Dawson

      INVESTIGATION OF A SECOND-HIT MECHANISM FOR GATOR1-RELATED FOCAL EPILEPSY

    • Michelle E. Watts

      HYPOXIA-REGULATED MICRORNA-210 TARGETS NEURODEGENERATIVE PATHWAYS

    • Andre D. G. Leitao

      Β-SYNUCLEIN AS A MODULATOR OF THE AGGREGATION OF Α-SYNUCLEIN IN LEWY BODIES DISEASES

  • 18:30
    Symposium Dinner

    Location: Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf 48 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Day 3: Friday, 1st December 2017

  • 09:00
    Bioinformatics Plenary Speaker: Professor Terry Speed

    Professor Terry Speed

    Senior Principal Research Scientist, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne AUS

  • 10:00
    Student Oral Presentations

    8 min + 2 min questions

    • Timothy G. Stephens

      INSIGHTS INTO CORAL REEF SYMBIOSIS FROM THE GENOME OF COLD-ADAPTED ALGAE

    • Helen Mendel

      IDENTIFICATION OF NEUROPEPTIDE HOMOLOGUES IN ANIMAL VENOMS USING HIDDEN MARKOV MODELS

    • Nan Zhou

      EVALUATION OF TOOLS DECIPHERING MUTATIONAL SIGNATURES IN CANCER GENOMES

  • 10:30
    Morning Tea
  • 11:00
    Genetics & Cell Biology Plenary Speaker:
    Professor Geoff Faulkner

    Professor Geoff Faulkner

    Laboratory Head, Genome Plasticity & Disease group, Mater Research Institute - University of Queensland (MRI-UQ), Brisbane AUS

  • 12:00
    Student Oral Presentations

    8 min + 2 min questions

    • Marilou Barrios

      EXO-SOME OR EXO-ALL? UNDERSTANDING WHY EXOSOMES ARE PICKY THROUGH NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGY

    • Pulari U. Thangavelu

      SAPCD2 IS AN E2F TARGET GENE OVEREXPRESSED IN BREAST CARCINOMA

    • Dhanushika Ratnayake

      STEM CELL-MACROPHAGE INTERACTIONS REGULATE VERTEBRATE MUSCLE REGENERATION: INSIGHTS FROM ZEBRAFISH

  • 12:30
    Student Lightning Talks - Session 3

    Location: Garvan Auditorium

  • 13:30
    Lunch & Poster Presentations - Session B

    Location: Garvan Galleria

  • 15:00
    Translational & Clinical Science Plenary Speaker -
    Professor Grant McArthur

    Professor Grant McArthur

    Executive Director, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne AUS

  • 16:00
    Student Oral Presentations

    8 min + 2 min questions

    • Toan Pham

      NOVEL IMMUNOTHERAPY TARGETING MYB-EXPRESSING CANCER

    • Navind Jayasooriah

      EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES – THE NEXT SMALL THING IN EPIGENETIC INHERITANCECE

    • Andrew P. Thompson

      STRUCTURAL STUDIES REVEAL UNCONVENTIONAL MODES OF NUCLEOTIDE TRIPHOSPHATE BINDING FOR MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS DETHIOBIOTIN SYNTHETASE: A NOVEL ANTIBIOTIC TARGET

  • 18:30
    Awards Presentation & Closing Address

    Location: Garvan Auditorium