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Previous research seminars - 2015

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Date Title Speaker
Friday 30 January 2014/2015 Summer Studentship Programme Final Presentations Summer Students
Monday 16 February Necroptosis - A newly discoverd cell death pathway Professor Mark Hampton
Wednesday 18 February Health and Safety and HASNO Reform Robert Mclaren
Wednesday 25 February Gut instincts - The gastrointestinal tract in health and disease Professor Richard Gearry
Monday 2 March Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?  A lesson from the trophoblast Professor Ilana Ariel
Monday 9 March Using 'omics' to define Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm as a distinct clinical entitiy Associate Professor Greg Jones
Tuesday 10 March Fasting but not Ageing Dramatically Alters the Redox Status of Cysteine Residues on Proteins in Drosophila melanogaster Professor Mike Murphy
Wednesday 11 March Ebola - 12 months on, what have we learned? Professor Steve Chambers
Thursday 12 March 2018 Performance Based Research Fund Workshop Professor Jeff Smith and Dr Michele Coleman
Monday 16 March Micronutrients as a treatment for psychiatric disorders: Rethinking the scientific paradigm Professor Julia Rucklidge
Wednesday 18 March The Meihana model - Utilising a Maori health framework within your clinical practise Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama
Monday 23 March Hydrogen sulfide in atherosclerosis: friend or foe? Madh Izani Othman
Monday 23 March What's toxic about LDL Shane Revees
Monday 23 March sFLT-1, a robust biomarker for prognosis in heart disease Edward Mark
Wednesday 25 March How do we know wether medicines work and are safe? Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer
Monday 30 March Regulation of the 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases and implications for health and disease Professor Margreet Vissers
Wednesday 1 April Shakey times - The psychological effects of the Canterbury earthquakes and all that has followed Associate Professor Caroline Bell
Monday 20 April Challenges of Reconstructive Surgery Mr Jeremy Simcock
Monday 11 May Neutrophil death pathways and their impact on tumour biology Annika Seddon
Monday 11 May Role of peroxiredoxins in protecting cancer cells from oxidative stress Kate Vick
Monday 11 May Scoping RNA biomarkers for colorectal cancer Arthur Morley-Bunker
Thursday 14 May Athol Mann Lecture - Neural plasticity and recovery following stroke Professor Jeffrey Kleim
Monday 18 May MARS Spectral CT - How might it influence future medial care? Associate Professor Nigel Anderson
Monday 25 May Understanding the course of multiple sclerosis through imaging Professor David Miller
Monday 8 June Antibiotic Resistance by Stealth: Is a general creep in biocides behind the creep in MIC? Professor Jack Heinemann (University of Canterbury)
Monday 15 June The role of hydrogen sulfide in acute pancreatitis Alireza Badiei
Monday 22 June Understanding the bowel microbiome Professor Gerald Tannock
Monday 29 June What can a transgenic sheep teach us about Huntington's Disease Suzanne Reid (University of Auckland)
Monday 6 July Redox state of erythrocyte peroxiredoxin 2 during oxidative stress and its effect on membrance binding Simone Bayer
Monday 20 July Fussy females and sneaky males - Female sperm selection and male sperm competition in animals Dr Patrice Rosengrave
Monday 27 July G-quadruplex structures in DNA Aaron Stevens, PhD Student
Monday 3 August Acoustic Emission Monitoring and Design Optimisation of Orthopaedic Implants Dr Geoff Rodgers
Monday 17 August Ascorbate mediated regulation of HIF-1 Lizzie Campbell, PhD Student
Monday 17 August Antibodies as tools to investigate protein structure and function: lessons from corticosteroid-binding globulin (SERPINA6) Dr John Lewis
Monday 24 August Hydrogen sulphide and the inflammatory response Abel Ang
Monday 31 August Post traumatic stress symptoms at school entry of children affected by earthquakes during their preschool years - A longitudinal study Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty
Monday 14 September Measurement of mitochondrial dysfunction in humans Mark Brinsden
Monday 14 September Does fat provide energy for breast tumour cell invasion and metastasis? Morgan Jones
Monday 14 September Impact for G-quadruplex structures and DNA methylation on allelic drop-out imprinted regions Millie Taylor
Monday 14 September Development of a metabolic syndrome mouse model of breast cancer Anishah Mandani
Monday 21 September Inactivation of Thiol-dependent enzymes by Urate Hydroperoxide Melanie Hamzah
Monday 21 September Exploring molecular links between obesity and breast cancer Rebekah Crake
Monday 21 September Investigating the pro- apoptotic properties of portimine Sarah Drake
Monday 28 September Comparative genomics of bacterial pathogens in New Zealand Dr Patrick Biggs
Monday 12 October Multi-scale modelling of complex physiology Professor Tim David
Monday 19 October Research 'in the wild' - Using mobile phones to assess and improved well-being in young adults Dr Tamlin Connor
Tuesday 27 October Christina Ernst and Ravinder Reddy Gaddam
Monday 14 December Effect of UV exposure of mitochondrial function in the skin Professor Mark Birch-Machin
Monday 18 July Leprosy in the Pacific: Some public health and speculation Professor Steve Chambers
Monday 1 August Hydrogen sulphide protects the heart from injury after heart attack Professor Vicky Cameron
Monday 15 August Isothiocyanate bioavailability and biological effects Masuma Zawari
Monday 15 August Genomic analysis of mood stabiliser drugs Priyanka Sinha
Monday 15 August Gene expression variability in breast tumours George Wiggins
Monday 22 August Genetic variation and mRNA splicing in familial breast cancer genes Vanessa Lattimore
Monday 5 September Neuropharmacology of the human brain Professor Mike Dragunow
Monday 12 September Genetics of adverse drug reactions Dr Simran Maggo
Monday 10 October Modification of the breast tumour microenvironment using exercise Linda Buss, Mackenzie Cancer Research Group
Monday 10 October New BRCA1 mRNA isoforms detected by Nanopore sequencing Lucy de Jong, Gene Structure and Function Laboratory
Monday 10 October Has my bed been made?  A validation study to detect markers of proliferation adequacy in the endometrium Rosie Burn, Laboratory for Cell and Protein Regulation
Monday 10 October Novel inhibitors of bacterial biofilm formation Tara Swadi, The Infection Group