Abstract:Protein aggregation is a central pathological hallmark of most of the major neurodegenerative diseases. My lab has been developing new tools and approaches to understand the molecular sequence of events that leads up to intracellular aggregation and how this process negatively impacts on cellular functioning. The approaches have been from two fronts. First is unmasking which molecular changes can be attributed to distinct steps of the aggregation process using cellular models of Huntington Disease.
The "Mechanics in cell biology" symposium will feature some amazing local and international invited speakers, with talks addressing methodological advancements in the field as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms of mechanotransduction.
The symposium will also feature posters and talks selected from abstracts from PhD students and Post-docs. This event will be a great opportunity to meet people working in the field of mechanobiology.
Lessons learned from genome and epigenome studies in large populations and haematological rare diseases. Willem H Ouwehand is Professor of Experimental Haematology at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. He leads a research team that specialises in studies on the formation and function of platelets with a focus on their role in heart attacks and stroke, respectively.
Lectures and workshops covering such things as; Latest research on biomedical engineering, Bio polymers, the Bionic eye and Investigating Science. All presenters will address components of the new Investigating Science curriculum as well as science depth studies. The day is designed specifically to provide participants with current research on science related topics as well as hands on classroom focused workshops. This day carries 6 hours of accreditation from NESA standards.
Our professional development is designed specifically to provide participants with current research on Biology related topics as well as hands on experience of activities directly related to Biology and junior science. Latest research on sugar and the brain, Cystic fibrosis, ePortfolios in science education and epigenetics of cancer. Classroom focused workshops will cover Biotechnology, neurobiology, genetics and virtual microscopy resources. Carrying 6 hours of accreditation from BOSTES/Australian Teaching standards.
Targeting cell survival and proliferation pathways in cancer
Dr Lee is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying cell fate decisions dictated by the processes of apoptosis, proliferation and autophagy. She employs biochemical, cell biology and structural approaches, as well as mouse models, to research how these pathways give rise to cancer when deregulated and how they can be targeted therapeutically.
Our HSC preparation session is a mix of inspiration, motivation and techniques all designed to promote the best outcome for you. This one day workshop will provide you with up to date study techniques, revision strategies and plans and inspiring expert talks to ensure you achieve your best in your 2017 HSC