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    People and culture 

    Compassion and new technologies

    Where does compassion sit in the fields of new technology? Has social media helped our relationships bloom or just highlighted how lonely individuals can feel in isolation? Why do some people feel cyber bullying and trolling are ok? Is it possible to program artificially intelligent chatbots and machines to understanding human emotion and show true compassion? And, how will the digital dash to become super human affect our social norms and development? Listen to ABC Health and Science reporter, Tegan Taylor and a panel of experts explore these questions in the ‘Compassion and the New Technologies’ series.

    View archived People and culture announcements

    Teaching and learning

    Digital health

    Digital transformation in the healthcare industry changes lives. We are excited to launch our 100 per cent online Graduate Certificate of Clinical Informatics and Digital health. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to meet rapidly developing technology and disruption in the healthcare industry head on. Applications close 31 January 2022.

    Recruiting HDR Students

    Our Faculty of Medicine HDR Projects page is now live here

    You can continue to upload projects to this page via this link

    The recording as slides from last week’s panel session on ‘Fundamentals of HDR Student Recruitment and Selection’ are available on our HDR Student Support page, under the ‘For Advisors’. More information on HDR Recruitment and Scholarships is available on the Graduate School’s HDR Essentials page.

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    Professional development 

    View archived Professional Development announcements


    View archived Research announcements

    Event approvals

    Anyone planning an event should begin by visiting the UQ events information page here to ensure they get the latest information about the events approval process, and access to the current application forms. Following current procedures and using the latest forms will avoid delays in the approval process.

    Events calendar

    The Faculty of Medicine Events Outlook Calendar helps plan events hosted by various groups across the faculty. All UQ staff can see the event title, locations and organisers. Use the calendar to check potential clashes with other meetings and events. To view this tool in your outlook calendar, look for med.events@uq.edu.au in the Add Calendar or Shared Calendars options. The full name in contacts is Faculty of Medicine Events. Instructions are available. You can also find these in the events calendar user guide.


    Real Talk: How to recognise and talk about mental health 

    Headspace, in partnership with Universities Australia, is hosting a two-hour Zoom workshop on how to talk about mental health with people at work and in your personal life. You'll learn how to notice changes in a person's mood or behaviours that may indicate mental health difficulties, how to start a conversation to ask someone if they are ok, and how to provide timely and appropriate support. There are 50 workshops available across several times and days. Click here to register.


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    From the Director’s desk

    Welcome to the new year to all CHSR staff. I hope you had a wonderful holiday, kept healthy and feel well refreshed.

    I would again like to express our deep gratitude to Professor Len Gray, who retired as Director of the Centre at the end of 2021 and now enjoys working on many research projects with his team.

    I am very privileged to serve the Centre as the Director now and look forward to the outcomes of a strategic planning process which will guide our work over the next decade. We are preparing an all of Centre survey that will land in your inbox over the next two weeks.

    While COVID continues to challenge us in 2022, many of us are working from home. Please keep in touch with your colleagues and teams. The following services are available should you need further support:

    UQ Employee Assistance program
    UQ With You is a free service, accessible to all members of the community.
    Beyond Blue has a Coronavirus mental well-being support service.


    Congratulations to Clair Sullivan and team for receiving another best paper award. The John Campbell Research Impact Award was awarded for the paper titled: Changing the conversation on evaluating digital transformation in healthcare: Insights from an institutional analysisInformation and Organization, 30(1), 100255.

    New staff and students

    Following on from our 2021 grant successes, many of you will be welcoming new staff and students to our CHSR community. In preparation, please provide us with some pre-arrival information a few weeks in advance so that we can ensure a desk, computer and building access. The overlap of onboarding processes in WorkDay has made this a little more challenging, so as much warning as possible would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Trish or Tracey at chsr@uq.edu.au if you need more info.

    Casual research assistant opportunity

    Researchers from the Behavioural Science Unit at the Centre for Health Services Research are seeking a casual research assistant for approximately 3 days per week to help with participant recruitment. You can view the job advertisement or contact Caitlin Horsham for more information. Applications close 24 January.

    CHSR Monthly Seminar Series – Call for EOI for 2022 Chairs

    We are currently looking for an enthusiastic HDR and ECA representative to help organise our monthly seminar series in 2022. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and can be used as an example in performance appraisals and/or future fellowship applications. Both the ECA and HDR representative will be required to prepare the flyer for the monthly seminar series, contact speakers, organise biographies and facilitate organisation on the day. Please register your interest.

    Research support team updates

    Please notify the CHSR Research Support Team via the online survey if you are applying for any grants or funding success, either as lead CI or collaborator. We can help provide budget assistance and internal/external review for all applications.

    Upcoming funding opportunities

    UQ Promoting Women Fellowships – applications close 1 February.
    MRFF 2021 Research Data Infrastructure grant – applications close 8 February.
    MRFF Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission – DAAC grant – applications close 5pm (ACT time) 16 February.
    MRFF Clinical Trials Activity Initiative – ICTC grant – applications close 5pm (ACT time) 16 February.
    MRFF Primary Health Care Research Initiative – PHCR grant – applications close 5pm (ACT time) 23 February.
    UQ HERA 2.0 – EOIs due 21 February
    NHMRC Investigator grants – applications close 16 March 
    NHMRC Synergy grants – applications close 14 April
    NHMRC Ideas grants – applications close 4 May 2022

    More funding opportunities available via FoM CHSR teams.

    Training opportunities

    Impact Tracker – 16 February via Zoom.

    More training opportunities available via the FoM CHSR teams.


    View archived announcements from CHSR

    Important Information for researchers

    Find out more about the ethics and governance review processes at Mater Research, how the Mater Clinical Trials Unit can assist with your clinical research activity, what is support available for researchers as well as all the necessary forms, guidelines, key contacts and resources needed to conduct research projects at Mater Research. 

    Support services for researchers

    Mater Research provides a range of administrative, funding and development services to support Mater researchers, enabling them to wholly focus on their research. Learn more.


    On 6 December 2021, The University of Queensland partnered with Darling Downs Health, South West Health and Hospital Services and University of Southern Queensland officially launched the Darling Downs - South West Medical Pathway.

    Pictured from left to right: partnership representatives signing the MOU - Ms Annette Scott, Acting Health Service Chief Executive (Darling Downs Health), Ms Karen Tully, Board Chair (South West Hospital and Health Service), Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice Chancellor (The University of Queensland) and Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, Vice Chancellor (University of Southern Queensland)

    Head of Rural Clinical School update

    Dear colleagues,

    Welcome back to 2022, and Welcome to those of you who have recently joined the RCS team. I hope you all had the opportunity to have a relaxing break over the festive season and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends.

    Despite another challenging start to the year with COVID and severe weather events, we have welcomed 164 students across our four Regional Clinical Units in 2022. With most Introduction Week activities having been moved to online, we continue to take it one day at a time during these uncertain times, and monitor how we need to deliver this semester’s curriculum and ensure our students continue to gain the clinical skills they need to be the best doctors they can be. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff for your adaptability, flexibility, and ongoing commitment to providing high class services to our students. And in particular, I would like to thank all those involved in helping as many students as possible be N95 mask fit tested, so they could start clinical placements on time.

    The wellness and safety of staff and students is my number one our priority. Following on from advice provided by the Vice Chancellor and the Queensland Government, staff are required to wear masks in all indoor settings, including workplaces,and where possible adhere to the physical distance of 1.5m, where possible, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our workplaces.

    As I write this, UQ is operating at a Level 1b restriction. This means our campuses are open with COVID-safe rules in place such as: working from home when a reduction in staff density is required, feasible and approved by your supervisor, learning face-to-face where possible, enabling Business Continuity Plans, and continuing services as much as possible in line with our COVID-Safe checklist.

    Finally, this year the Rural Clinical School celebrates 20 years of educating medical students in regional, rural and remote Queensland. This is an amazing milestone, and I look forward to the numerous events and celebrations planned to mark this achievement, as we continue to provide world class medical education and research for better rural health outcomes.

    Take care,

    Associate Professor Riitta Partanen
    Director, UQ Rural Clinical School

    COVID testing

    Staff who return a positive rapid antigen test (RAT) are encouraged to register their positive result online with Queensland Health. It is also important that staff continue to follow the advice on isolation and management. The Queensland government website also provides some helpful advice for managing COVID-19 at home. For the latest COVID information visit QLD Health Website  and The University of Queensland

    Media for December 2021

    The Facebook post with the most reach and engagement was Darling Downs – South West Medical Pathway announcement 

    We distributed six media stories in December 2021. See media coverage generated.

    Please email our generic inbox when requesting marketing and communications assistance.

    Staff movements

    New starters

    Bundaberg - Danielle Williams was successfully recruited to the Administrative Assistant position
    Toowoomba - Yvette Baker has started as Team Leader, Rural and Remote Medicine
    Bundaberg - Rod Ainsworth has taken up the role of CQ/WB RMP Project Manager
    Hervey Bay - Tara Wolfe was successfully recruited to the Student Coordinator position


    Ruth Thompson finished up in the RTHCQ on Friday 14 January
    Alana Hughes finished up as Year 3 Student Coordinator in the Toowoomba office on Friday 10 December

    Introduction Week

    The UQ Rural Clinical School has welcomed; 39 medical students to the Rockhampton Regional Clinical Unit, 27 medical students to the Bundaberg Regional Clinical Unit
    26 medical students to the Hervey Bay Regional Clinical Unit and 72 medical students to the Toowoomba Regional Clinical Unit.

    Following current State government requirements, the clinical unit has adapted the way our skills sessions and activities have been delivered to ensure the safety of students, staff and the local community.


      View archived announcements from RCS

      From the Head of School

      Lizzie is currently on leave, returning on 1 February. 

      Date savers

      1 March All staff meeting, 12pm, venue TBA
      2 June All staff meeting, 12pm, venue TBA
      7 September All staff meeting, 12pm, venue TBA
      5 December All staff meeting, 12pm, venue TBA

      Update from the Imaging Facility

      The SBMS Imaging Facility would like to introduce the school’s newest confocal microscope, the Zeiss LSM 900 with Airyscan 2. Attached with an incubation chamber for live cell imaging, this instrument can use the Airyscan 2 detector to gather more light than conventional confocal microscopes and refocus the light to yield super-resolution quantitative results. Training sessions will begin in the coming weeks, so look for further announcements on the Imaging Facilities PPMS homepage. View more information about the microscope.


      Sadly, we announce the departure of Dr Maria Kasherman, who has worked in the Imaging and Analytical Facilities as a Senior Research Technician for the past three years.  At SBMS, Maria has assisted and trained hundreds of students and staff to use our advanced instrumentation and provided assay advice to researchers for many complex questions. She will be greatly missed, and we wish her much success in her new academic position as Imaging Scientist at UNSW.

      Body Donor program - staff update

      Danielle McGoldrick joins the School as our new Body Donor Program Coordinator.  We are currently recruiting for an administration assistant to support the BDP office. 

      UQ ID Cards - new process

      The University has a new way of ordering new and replacement staff and student ID cards. The order is placed online and the cost is free of charge. You collect your ID card from the campus nominated on your form. You will need to bring government-issued identification, such as a passport or driver’s licence, to be permitted to collect your new ID.  Allow three business days for collection. New staff and students are eligible for an ID card 48 hours after they have been activated in our HR systems and completed their online induction.

      Wellness tips

      As people start returning to work in 2022, rested and recovered from a tough year, it’s important to start the year as you mean to go on. Take some time to set up some helpful self-care routines and activities that you can commit to, and actually do, on a regular basis. The more time you invest in regular recovery activities, the better placed you are to enjoy your free time doing what matters most to you. Head to the UQ Personal Health and Wellbeing site to see what activities and programs UQ offers staff and students. 

      SBMS OHS induction dates 

      OHS inductions are currently being conducted via Zoom. View 2022 dates. Contact OHS for the link.

      OHS split teams 

      Tania and Robyn will be working alternate days on campus, ensuring there is always someone available at St Lucia each working day.

      Work from home – ergonomics reminder

      This short video is a great summary of good ergonomic practices for the home office.  

      New SBMS publications

      TGFBR3L is an inhibin B co-receptor that regulates female fertility

      Emilie Brûlé, Ying Wang, Yining Li, Yeu-Farn Lin, Xiang Zhou, Luisina Ongaro,  Carlos A. I. Alonso, Evan R. S. Buddle, Alan L. Schneyer, Chang-Hyeock Byeon,  Cynthia S. Hinck, Natalia Mendelev, John P. Russell, Mitra Cowan, Ulrich Boehm, Frederique Ruf-Zamojski, Michel Zamojski, Cynthia L. Andoniadou, Stuart C. Sealfon,  Craig A. Harrison, Kelly L. Walton, Andrew P. Hinck, Daniel J. Bernard

      Science Advances, 2021 7(51)

      Inhibin A and inhibin B are reproductive hormones produced principally by the testes and ovaries, that were originally postulated a century ago. These endocrine hormones ​are best known for their ability to titrate the release of follicle stimulating hormone from the pituitary. This paper describes the discovery of a new inhibin B-receptor and details the importance of this receptor in inhibin-mediated regulation of female reproductive function. This was an international collaboration with Professor Daniel Bernard's team at the University of McGill in Montreal.

      G protein-coupled receptor interactions and modification of signalling involving the ghrelin receptor, GHSR1a

      Ringuet MT, Furness JB, Furness SGB

      Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 2021, e13077. doi: 10.1111/jne.13077

      In this review we examine how pharmacologically unique and physiologically relevant signalling modules arise via interactions between different G protein-coupled receptors.  We do this through the lens of the ghrelin receptor (GHSR1a), whose physiology relies on its interactions with other GPCRs, while pointing to the broad applicability of this concept to the field.

      Cep55 regulation of PI3K/Akt signaling is required for neocortical development and ciliogenesis

      Rashidieh B., Shohayeb B., Bain, A.L. Fortuna, P.R.J. Sinha, D. Burgess, A. Mills R., Adams, R.C., Lopez, J.A., Blumbergs, P., Finnie, J., Kalimutho, M., Piper, M., Hudson, J.E., Ng, D.C.H., Khanna, K.K.

      PLoS Genetics, 2021, 17(10): e1009334

      Despite extensive investigation on the roles of CEP55 in tumorigenesis, its physiological role during development has remained largely uncharacterized. Importantly, loss of this factor results in microcephaly in humans, but how CEP55 controls brain development is unknown.  Here, we illustrate an important role of CEP55 in regulating neurogenesis and ciliogenesis via regulation of the Akt pathway.

      Identifying gene expression profiles associated with neurogenesis and inflammation in the human subependymal zone from development through aging

      M. Bitar, C. Weissleder, H. F. North, M. S. Clearwater, O. Zalucki, G. M. Halliday, M. Webster, M. Piper, C. Shannon Weickert, G. Barry

      Sci Rep 2022 Vol. 12 Issue 1 Pages 40

      Neurogenesis continues within the adult human brain, but this process declines as we age, and the transcriptional changes linked to this are poorly defined. Here, we performed sequencing of the human subependymal zone across a wide range of ages and identified a range of novel pathways that showed distinct patterns across aging. This work further clarifies the transcriptional mechanisms at play in the human brain over the course of aging with respect to neurogenesis.

      Stimulation of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2: A Novel Treatment Strategy for Diabetic Nephropathy

      Haru Nomura,  Sanjaya Kuruppu and Niwanthi W. Rajapakse

      Frontiers in Physiology, 2022

      Diabetes-induced chronic kidney disease is the number one cause of end-stage renal disease requiring renal replacement therapy. It is well established that chronic activation of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of diabetes-induced chronic kidney disease. In this review paper, we argue that targeting the renoprotective arm of the RAAS by stimulating the activity of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 can reduce kidney fibrosis and inflammation thereby, rescuing kidney function.

      If you have recently had a new publication accepted or published, please let us know. 

      Library trainings

      Benchmarking your publications in SciVal, on Monday 24 January, 11-12pm. Note this session specifically covers the SciVal database, which isn’t covered in the Metrics for Grant Writing and Promotion session.

      Research Engagement and Impact Evidence, on Tuesday 25 January, 10-11am.

      View archived announcements from SBMS

       Staff updates

      Welcome to SPH, Erin Galea. Erin will be working as an Administration Officer within the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research Team. Congratulations on your appointment Erin, we look forward to meeting and welcoming you in person soon.

      Welcome Mekala Fernando to Australia and SPH. Mekala is a Public Health Medicine Trainee from Sri Lanka who will be working with Associate Professor Linda Selvey on several projects, particularly relating to Hepatitis C elimination.

      Farewell from SPH to the BeUpstanding Team ; Professor Genevieve Healy, Dr Ana Goode, Dr Bron Clark, Dr Elisabeth Winkler, Dr Samantha Stephens, Jodie Jetann and Lisa Ulyate, who all recently relocated to the HABS Faculty.

      Good news stories

      Congratulations to Professor Marina Reeves, Professor Elizabeth Eakin, Professor Gail Garvey, Associate Professor Susan Jordan, (Chief Investigators), Dr Tracey Di Sipio and Dr Abbey Diaz on their successful MRFF RCRDUN grant application. Title: Optimising Care: Phase III trial in women with metastatic breast cancer to improve quality of life via exercise and diet. The $2,044,955 grant will run from 2022-2027. Well done to all involved, a fantastic achievement both individually and for the School.

      Congratulations to our Indigenous Pathways Lecturer, Francis Nona on completing his Master of Public Health (Indigenous Education). Francis also received a Postgraduate Coursework Academic Excellence Award for his studies. Well done Francis, a fantastic achievement.

      5 Minutes with Lecturer, Dr Heena Akbar

      Position Lecturer (Public Health) Course Coordinator for HSR 1, MD Program

      How long have you been with working with SPH? I joined SPH in Oct 2021. Funny enough, it’s a full circle coming back to SPH after 12 years. I worked in the Indigenous Health Program and Master of Public Health from 1999-2008 with the School of Population Health (I think that’s what it was then). It is lovely to be back in academia at SPH, Faculty of Medicine, after working in community development research with the First Nations Pacific and Māori Communities in Australia and Internationally for more than 12 years.

      What energizes you at work? People and a supportive team – I love seeing the amazing camaraderie among colleagues and staff within SPH

      What’s the best advice/quote you were ever given? Who was it from?  It’s ok to be afraid, but it takes courage to make a difference – my grandmother.  My lifelong teachings came from my best teacher – my grandmother – she was a weaver, a storyteller, a gardener, a cook, and a healer

      On the weekend you will find me… on my long runs, plotting around the garden and walking our youngest four-legged Taro-Chan (which means big little brother in Japanese and a root vegetable, a staple diet in the Pacific Islands)

      If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tofu

      Do you have any special hobbies/interests outside of work? Long distance running and watching international films festivals from around the globe.

      COVID Risk Calculator

      Professor Collen Lau and Dr Helen Mayfield have been leading the modelling for a collaborative project with the Immunisation Coalition and other researchers to develop a COVID Risk Calculator. The calculator, recently updated to include the Pfizer vaccine and the probability of developing myocarditis, has been receiving a lot of media attention. You can read more about this fantastic tool. 

      SPH Teaching and Learning update

      Registrations are now open for Ready to Teach Week on 7-11 February. Join ITaLI for a week of activities designed to help you prepare course material for the upcoming semester. Registrations are required.


      The Pathogens and Natural Toxins e-Conference will be held in July and August 2022. The innovative conference brings on-demand content to science and makes it open-access to anyone in the world. It will uniquely award prizes to the best presentations with public engagement over a two month period (number of views and scoring) selecting which presentations will be short-listed for assessment by the scientific committee. 


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        From the Director’s desk

        Welcome back to the first UQCCR Update of 2022. I trust you all had a good break while The University was closed and are coming back to work feeling refreshed for the new year.

        A particular welcome also to our new HDR students commencing in Quarter 1; Simone Dowd (with Brian Forde), Yufan Feng (with Amy McCart Reed), Nihar Godbole (with Carlos Salomon), and May Samimi and Mikaela Walker in Jason Roberts’ team. Welcome to UQCCR, we hope you enjoy your time here.

        As predicted, 2022 has started with a significant increase in COVID cases across our communities, and our State and Federal rules being regularly updated to adapt to the rapidly changing situation. Latest rules include the requirement for face masks in all indoor settings, except at home and where it is unsafe to where a mask. Remember masks for use in our laboratories must not be reusable. I urge you all to keep abreast of updates from the Queensland Government and from The University.

        Those who are able to and have approval from their supervisor should continue to work from home. This reduces occupant density and makes it safer for workers who must enter our building. Thank you for your consideration of your colleagues.

        If you are sick with COVID or are a close contact, please follow Queensland Health advice and let your supervisor know.

        As of 7 January, UQ is offering a COVID Special Paid Leave provision of up to 10 working days for fixed term and continuing staff. Please note that all personal or carer’s leave must be exhausted before seeking this special leave or the request will be denied. Options are also available for casual staff in the link provided. Unfortunately, carer’s leave cannot be used in the absence of regular childcare arrangements, so please discuss other options, such as flex time or annual leave, with your supervisor in these cases.

        Let’s all stay safe!

        And some good news to finish on… congratulations to Prof Jeff Lipman for graduating as a Doctor of Medicine (Research) in December last year!

        Dates for Diaries



        24 January

        Research committee meeting – send agenda items to Lisa Dingwall

        27 January

        Infrastructure committee meeting – send agenda items to Aakanksha Dixit

        Publication of the Month awards - November and December

        Congratulations Kirat and Amanda for winning the November Publication of the Month, and to Pelo and Julie for winning in December!

        Kirat Chand – General
        Title: Combination of human endothelial colony-forming cells and mesenchymal stromal cells exert neuroprotective effects in the growth-restricted newborn
        Journal: npj Regenerative Medicine

        Amanda Ling – ECR
        Title: Adverse clinical outcomes associated with carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter (CRA) infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis
        Journal: JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance

        Emanuele Pelosi – General
        Title: Generation and mutational analysis of a transgenic mouse model of human SRY
        Journal: Human Mutation

        Julie Wixey – ECR
        Title: Neurovascular unit alterations in the growth restricted newborn are improved following ibuprofen treatment
        Journal: Molecular Neurobiology

        And, a quick reminder to submit your applications by 7 February for the January awards.

        Herston Health Precinct Symposium 2022

        Did you go to the Herston Precinct Symposium 2021? The Symposium committee wants to hear from you! The Herston Precinct Symposium Survey is now live to complete.

        UQCCR Infrastructure

        A new sub-committee of the Research committee has been launched, focusing on the research infrastructure at UQCCR – what we have and what we require. Part of the work of the group will be to collate a database of the infrastructure held in the Centre, including computing capabilities, and to raise visibility of these items to our researchers.

        In addition, if you are in need of a piece of equipment, specific skills or IT software, please email Sarah Piper and she’ll get your item on the wish list. The group will then work towards fulfilling your research need.

        UQCCR Walking club

        Host  UQCCR Wellbeing committee
        Why  to get to know each other better and be a little more active!
        How  to express your interest, fill in the Doodle poll with your preferred days/times (a regular commitment is not essential)
        Who  open to all!
        When  two days a week for 30-45 minutes
        Where  meet at UQCCR reception

        After hours access to UQCCR building

        If you require access to the UQCCR building outside of work hours (6am – 6pm, Monday to Friday), please get in touch with Sarah Piper as soon as possible. There is a two-day lead time to arrange access, so unfortunately this can’t be done on the same day as requested. Please do your best to plan your research accordingly.

        Requests for access to the building over The University Christmas closure period must have been received by 10 December to allow for processing.

        Staff development

        The following courses may be of interest to researchers:

        Seer Pharma
        ISO 9001Brisbane - 21-23 February
        ISO 13485Brisbane - 28, 29 and 31 March, and 1 April

        Weekly meditation group

        You are warmly invited to participate in a weekly UQ meditation group offered via Zoom. The guided meditation lasts for around 20 minutes and starts at 12pm every Tuesday. Please join us.

        Assistance with WorkDay

        If you are having issues with using the new HR system, WorkDay, please take a look at support resources available on the Systems Training HubAlternatively, please contact AskHR for assistance.

        RNA in Neuroscience Symposium

        The study of many classes of RNA and how they are involved in cellular functions associated with neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric conditions has the potential to dramatically change the way we think about brain plasticity in the context of health brain function and disease. With generous support from Oxford Nanopore, this symposium aims to highlight emerging approaches for the study of RNA, and to celebrate the latest discoveries in RNA in Neuroscience that are happening at UQ. QBI will host this symposium on 21 April (rescheduled from 3 February). Please see more information and register.

        Toolbox Talks 2022

        Please send through any requests for Toolbox talk topics for 2022 to Sarah Piper.

        Recordings now available on the UQCCR intranet under ‘research resources’.

        Research funding alerts

        Visit the Faculty of Medicine website for all current research funding opportunities. Please contact Roheen Gill if you are planning to apply for any grants.

        Seminar Series recordings available here.


        View archived announcements from UQCCR

        Speakers required - 2022 TRI Immunology Seminar Series

        The 2022 TRI Immunology Seminar Series will recommence on Thursday 10 February, 9.30-10.30am, on a fortnightly basis. There are still plenty of opportunities available if you would like to present on your research.  Please register your interest. For more information, please contact JaninJoseph, or Carmen.

        UQ Viral Vector Core Facility survey

        The Faculty, in collaboration with IMB/QBI, recently received DVCR funding to establish a Viral Vector Core Facility. Stage 1 (lentivirus) is operational, with stage 2 (adeno-associated viral/adenoviral) coming soon. It would be much appreciated if you could please complete this short survey to inform us of common vectors/cargoes to be offered as low-cost trial aliquots?

        View archived announcements from UQDI