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Inflammation Research Group News

March 2017

Inflammation Professor a keynote speaker at World Congress and Expo on Pharmaceutics

Professor Madhav Bhatia was invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the Second World Congress & Expo on Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery Systems (Pharmaceutics-2017) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

His lecture was entitled, Hydrogen Sulfide in Inflammatory Disease: Novel Possibilities for Therapeutic Interventions.

Professor Bhatia was also a member of the organising committee for this conference.

October 2016

Royal Society Award for scientist exchange with China

Madhav Bhatia speaks at a conference in China 2016Professor Madhav Bhatia has been awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Catalyst: Leaders New Zealand-China Scientist Exchange Programme.

Professor Bhatia delivered three invited lectures while in China. Two were at Jiangnan University in Wuxi to the School of Medicine and to the School of Food Science and Technology. The other lecture was at the Pancreas Center, Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing.

Inflammation Professor a keynote speaker at World Congress and Expo on Immunology

Professor Madhav Bhatia was invited as an honourable guest to the World Congress and Expo on Immunology (Immunology Congress-2016) in Dubai.

Professor Bhatia delivered a keynote speech on the Novel therapeutic targets for inflammatory disease.

Invited lecturer to the Twelfth International Symposium on Respiratory Diseases

Inflammation Research Group leader Professor Madhav Bhatia was invited to deliver a lecture on Hydrogen sulfide in acute lung injury: novel possibilities for therapeutic interventions at the Twelfth International Symposium on Respiratory Diseases jointly with American Thoracic Society (ISRD/ATS) in Shanghai, China.

He also chaired a session on Therapeutic targets and approaches of lung diseases.

July 2016

New PhD students begins in the Inflammation Research Group

Piyush Jha has begun his PhD with the Inflammation Research Group under the supervision of Professor Madhav Bhatia and Professor Steve Chambers.

Piyush will be evaluating the therapeutic potential of hydrogen sulfide inhibition or administration in polymicrobial sepsis (PMS).

Inflammation Professor attends European Pancreatic Club Meeting

Professor Madhav Bhatia was Invited Faculty to the 48th European Pancreatic Club Meeting, Liverpool, UK in July 2016.

He chaired a session at the meeting on pancreatic pathophysiology and signalling.

March 2016

Inflammation Research Group student awarded PhD

Alireza Badiei has received the recommendation for this PhD to be awarded. He will graduate in a ceremony later in the year.

Alireza's PhD is about the effect of cystathionine-gamma-lyase gene silencing with siRNA on inflammation in acute pancreatitis.

February 2016

PhD awarded to Inflammation student

PhD candidate Abel Ang has received the recommendation for his degree to be awarded. He will graduate in ceremony held in May 2016.

Abel's PhD thesis is about the role of endogenous hydrogen sulfide synthesised by cystathionine-gamma-lyase in the inflammatory response in acute pancreatitis.

November 2015

Inflammation PhD student attends conference in California

Ravinder Reddy Gaddam at ISCHS 2015PhD student Ravinder Reddy Gaddam travelled to the USA to attend two conferences in California.

First he attended the 46th American Pancreatic Association Meeting from 4-7 November 2015 in San Diego, presenting a poster on The effect of cystathionine-gamma-lyase gene deletion on the renin-angiotensin system in cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in mice.

Ravinder then went on to present a poster at the 18th International Symposium on Cell of the Hepatic Sinusoid in Asilomer from 11-13 November 2015. His poster was on The effect of hydrogen sulfide through cystathionine-gamma-lyase on inflammation and liver sinusoidal endothelial cells in polymicrobial sepsis.

Ravinder was the recipient of an ISCHS 2015 young trainee award and also received a travel award from the Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust to attend these conferences.

September 2015

Inflammation Professor invited to speak in India

Professor Madhav Bhatia gave three invited lectures in India during September 2015.

He delivered a presentation on Substance P: a therapeutic target for inflammatory disease at the fifth Indian Peptide Symposium in Bengaluru.

Professor Bhatia also spoke at the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi and at the Japyee Institute of Information Technology.

July 2015

International Conference on Innate Immunity, Spain 2015

PhD student Alireza Badiei attended the International Conference on Innate Immunity in Barcelona, Spain from 20-21 July.

Alireza presented a poster about the Inhibition of hydrogen sulfide production through gene silencing attenuates inflammation in a mouse model of caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis.

His travel was supported by a Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust travel award.

February 2015

PhD student works on collaborative project in Sydney

PhD student Ravinder Reddy Gaddam worked on a collaborative project at the ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney, Australia. The project forms part of Ravinder’s PhD and there are plans for him to return to the Sydney laboratory in early 2016 to continue the collaboration.

November 2014

ISRD President’s Award for Inflammation Professor

Madhav Bhatia ISRD Conference Award 2014Professor Madhav Bhatia was a recipient of the President’s Outstanding Award at the tenth International Symposium on Respiratory Diseases jointly with the American Thoracic Society in Shanghai, China.

Professor Bhatia was also an invited speaker at the Symposium, giving a lecture on Hydrogen sulfide and neurogenic inflammation in acute lung injury. He also chaired a session on acute and chronic lung diseases.

While in China, Professor Bhatia also delivered an invited lecture on The story of gas and a neuropeptide in inflammation at the fourth Annual World Congress of MolMed in Haikou, China.