Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy 

Please be advised that the UQ Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy has recently undergone a review and been updated by the HSW Division. It is recommended that all staff familiarise themselves with the updated policy, including the specified roles and responsibilities, and key requirements. Specifically, staff should have an understanding of what is defined as a ‘higher risk role’ and the requirements of a zero blood alcohol concentration for these workers.

Residual Current Device (RCD) testing

Under the Electrical Safety Act 2002, there is a statutory requirement for RCD trip testing to be undertaken. This testing will be undertaken by UGL. Please see attached schedule for RCD testing in October/November.

BUPA Health Check Clinics September 2019

UQ Wellness and BUPA invite you to have a free health check this September. Appointments are limited, so book your health check today.

  • Workplace Skin Check Clinics: PACE — 23 September,  Long Pocket — 24 September, Gatton — 5 September. Book online.
  • Health Essentials + Goals Check: Indooroopilly — 17 September, Herston — 25 September, St Lucia — 23, 24, 27 September. Book online.
  • Back and Posture Screens: St Lucia — 25 September. Book online.

Infrstructure updates

Cross River Rail Herston site compound establishment – Gilchrist Ave, Herston

From Monday 9 September 2019, UNITY Alliance will establish a site compound off Gilchrist Ave in preparation for the start of construction of the Cross River Rail. Some minor earthworks will be required and the establishment of site sheds. Once the compound is operational, you may notice some intermittent disruptions such as increased truck and vehicle movements on Gilchrist Avenue from Monday to Saturday 6.30am to 6.30pm and the operation of security lighting onsite. For more information, visit www.crossriverrail.qld.gov.au or contact the Cross River Rail project team on 1800 010 875 or email info@crossriverrail.qld.gov.au.

Temporary closure of the grassed area and temporary alternative emergency evacuation assembly area (Health Sciences building, UQCCR and Block 6)

The emergency evacuation assembly area adjacent to Block 6 and 7 (grassed area) will be temporarily closed for approximately three months due to infrastructure works. From Monday 2 September 2019, the alternative assembly area for staff in these buildings will be adjacent to the Education Centre.

Victoria Park vision update

Brisbane City Council recently announced that the Golf Course at Victoria Park will close in 2021, to make way for the biggest park Brisbane has seen in 50 years. It is confirmed that all other on-site facilities will stay open, including Victoria Park's Event Spaces, Restaurant, Driving Range & Putt Putt course. Find out more.

P&F newsletter

Join the Property and Facilities mailing list for updates about the latest news on campus, P&F initiatives, events, policies, procedures and other items of interest. Check out their newsletter web page for previous editions, or to subscribe to future editions.

Herston Quarter updates

  • The gantry on Herston Road is scheduled for removal later this month. There will be pedestrian diversions in place during these weekend works.
  • Site offices are scheduled for installation on Friday this week adjacent to the Clinical Skills Development Service. Deliveries will be via Back Road and Fig Tree Drive. Heavy machinery will begin arriving to site following approvals. The grassed area between Block 7 and the Clinical Skills Development Service will be closed for approximately three months to allow for a new water connection to be installed. 
  • Register for weekly site activity updates.

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People and culture 

Professional Staff Forum - 18 September

Join us for an opportunity for all Faculty of Medicine Professional Services staff to connect and learn more about recent innovation and activity within the Faculty. Light refreshments will be served following the Forum. Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2–4pm, ES Meyers Lecture Theatre, Level 4, Mayne Medical Building, Herston Campus. Register online.

Joint Board Meeting

Staff are invited to attend a joint meeting of the Board of the Faculty of Medicine and the Board of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. View the agenda. Please register your attendance by 24 September for catering purposes. Tuesday 1 October, 9–11am, TRI Auditorium.

Listen, Support, Refer campaign

UQ Respect have launched the student-focused Listen, Support, Refer campaign, which aims to promote sensitive and trauma-informed responses to disclosures by peers. For more information, contact uqrespect@uq.edu.au or visit the UQ Respect website.

Cherish Challenge Larapinta 2020

In 2020, Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation is going bush for women’s cancer! The Cherish Challenge is being taken to the red centre of Australia, where groups of bold individuals will trek the epic Larapinta trail to help raise funds for much-needed research into gynaecological cancer at UQ. The Larapinta Trail is a six-day moderate, guided hike starting from Alice Springs, Northern Territory with several start dates in mid-2020. You can register or find out more here.

Funding available for Women's Leadership Development

Funding has just been released to support the development of female leaders working for UQ. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3000 and $7000 to enable participation in one of three programs that cover such things as Presence and Presentation Skills, Leading Innovation and Change, and Emotional Intelligence and Conflict. The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for women working in education.

Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form prior to 20 September.


Need help or advice in accessing the student voice for your project or school/faculty initiative?  The Student-Staff Partnerships team can create adverts, collect student registrations, provide UQU vouchers for participants, and can provide guidance on running Student Forums, Focus Groups and activities. Submissions are now open via the SSP Voice Opportunity Submission form and close in Week 9, Friday 20 September.  Find out more on the SSP website.


Recruit your student reps now for Sem 2 2019 or 2020!  By having your 2020 student reps in place, existing reps can provide a handover, information and support to new recruits. Need help? Get assistance recruiting student reps by completing the SSP Representation Opportunity Submission form or find out more about the different types of UQ student representation e.g. Student Advisory Groups or Staff-Student Liaison Committees on the SSP website. Submissions close in Week 9, Friday 20 September.

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Teaching and learning

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Professional development 

Professional boundaries and self care

This two hour session will explore how to set and maintain professional boundaries, how to work with students in a supervisory role, how to gain increased confidence in knowing how to handle student situations and understanding the limits of your responsibility, and introduce you to support and referral pathways. Register online. Wednesday 18 September, 2–4pm, Room 2060, TRI.

Supporting students with a mental health condition

Presented by a senior staff member of our Student Service Counselling team, this course will improve your awareness and skills on identifying and supporting students with early signs of a mental health condition. Register online. Thursday 24 October 2019, 9am–12pm, Herston campus.

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Visit the Faculty Research Alert page

UQ Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Appreciation Day

The Early & Mid-Career Researcher Committee (EMCR@UQ) invites you to help celebrate our first ever EMCR Appreciation Day! The morning tea event is about recognising the contribution of EMCRs to UQ and establishing a constructive dialogue between UQ’s EMCRs and executives about how to support and appreciate the work of EMCRs. Turn up and join in the conversation and networking event! For catering purposes, please register your interest in attending here. If you are interested in sharing your experiences and perspectives, please complete this survey. Wednesday 18 September, 9–10.30am, 61A Brian Wilson Chancellery, Senate/Academic Boardroom, St Lucia.

School of Public Health Workshop Series

The School of Public Health is hosting a series of workshops on qualitative research in the latter half of 2019. The workshops are open to UQ Staff, HDR students and external health professionals/researchers who are keen to understand more about qualitative research. 

Workshops for Statisticians and Non-statisticians

Insight Research Services Associated is proud to be presenting three workshops at the University of Queensland in November/December 2019.

*  November 28-29:  A Gentle Introduction to Statistics in SPSS and R
*  December 2-3:  Introduction to Linear and Logistic Regression
*  December 6-7:  Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis
These workshops are aimed at non-statisticians as well as statisticians new to these fields. Please visit our website for more information. For questions please contact Mark Griffin at m.griffin@insightrsa.com or by phone on 0448 176 926.

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SBMS Seminar Series

Professor Amy E. Keating, Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, MIT will present on Navigating the sequence space of Bcl-2-binding peptides. Monday 16 September, 12–1pm, QBP Auditorium, St Lucia campus. No registration required.

Research Week

Research Week is being held on 16–20 September 2019 and is a celebration of the incredible research and researchers that are based at UQ. A variety of events are held to celebrate and promote research at UQ and we invite you to participate. Visit the website to find out more.

UQ Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Appreciation Day

The Early & Mid-Career Researcher Committee (EMCR@UQ) invites you to help celebrate our first ever EMCR Appreciation Day! The morning tea event is about recognising the contribution of EMCRs to UQ and establishing a constructive dialogue between UQ’s EMCRs and executives about how to support and appreciate the work of EMCRs. Turn up and join in the conversation and networking event! For catering purposes, please register your interest in attending here. If you are interested in sharing your experiences and perspectives, please complete this survey. Wednesday 18 September, 9–10.30am, 61A Brian Wilson Chancellery, Senate/Academic Boardroom, St Lucia.

Research Capabilities Showcase

Humming inside The University of Queensland’s sprawling research facilities are some of the coolest technology and infrastructure known to researchers. The Office of Research Infrastructure is excited to present this all-day event that aims to shine the spotlight on the cool tech and infrastructure that power research across UQ and beyond. Friday 20 September 2019, St Lucia campus.

Biology of Ageing Symposium

Join prominent researchers to explore current research into the biology of ageing at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience. In addition to 4 prominent international speakers, we have a great line-up of local and interstate scientists showcasing their research. Due to generous sponsorship from IMB, QBI and AIBN, free morning tea and lunch will be provided for registered participants. Join us by registering here. 20 September, 9am–5pm, QBP Large Seminar Room, IMB.

Little Asia Laneway

After it’s huge success last year, Little Asia Laneway is coming back and it’s bigger and better than ever! On Wednesday 25 September from 4—8.30pm, join #UQlife in the Duhig Library Gardens as we celebrate UQ’s diverse Asian community and culture! Indulge in the Asian style food markets, workshops, pop-up entertainment, ping pong, musicians, dancer performances and family friendly activities. Follow the Facebook event for updates! http://bit.ly/asialaneway2019

ACTA International Clinical Trials Conference

A coming together of a broad range of Australian and international experts in the cutting edge design and conduct of clinical trials, clinical data and registry custodianship, healthcare funding, policy and regulation, healthcare service delivery, health information technology, health economics, and patient advocacy. Mark Chatfield, Senior Biostatistician within the Faculty will be presenting In cluster randomised trials with binary outcomes, plausible values of (i) the intra-cluster correlation coefficient and (ii) the standard deviation of true cluster prevalences are bounded by the overall prevalence, its complement, and one third. 2–5 October, ICC Sydney.

2019 Medical Student Research Conference and Showcase

The UQ Medical Society, Ochsner Medical Student Association and Office of Medical Education are pleased to invite you to the premier medical student research event of the year. Dr Michael Wagels is this year’s keynote speaker.  Wednesday 9 October, 12.30–5pm, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Herston.

SBMS Seminar Series

Professor Michael Murray, University of Sydney will present on Development of novel cancer cell killing and anti-migratory agents based on omega-3-fatty acid epoxidesMonday 14 October, 1-2pm, QBI Auditorium, St Lucia campus. No registration required.

SBMS Seminar Series

Dr Jatin Patel, Lab Head, Vascular Regeneration Group, UQDI will present on Defining the tissue resident vascular stem cell nicheMonday 21 October, 1–2pm, Level 7, QBI Auditorium, St Lucia campus. No registration required.

Successes and Failures in Telehealth Conference

This is the 19th annual SFT conference hosted by the Centre for Online Health. The SFT-19 conference is the place to share experiences, interact with peers, share ideas and learn from presentations in the categories of formal research and clinical case reports. The SFT program will offer a diverse range of presentations on a variety of important telehealth formats, panel discussions, an industry showcase session, poster presentations and telehealth demonstrations. Visit the website for more information. 21–23 October, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa.

2019 Jian Zhou Memorial Oration

Honouring the memory of Dr Jian Zhou, who co-discovered the life-saving Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer. Professor Fabienne Mackay, University of Melbourne, will speak on Novel immune checkpoint in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. Friday 25 October 2019, 5.45-8.30pm, Translational Research Institute Auditorium. Register here.

SBMS Seminar Series

Dr Cassy Spiller, School of Biomedical Sciences will present on Germ cell pluripotency control: developmental mechanisms underlying fertility and diseaseMonday 28 October, 1-2pm, QBI Auditorium, St Lucia campus. No registration required.

Mendelian randomization: Using genetics to infer causality – a beginners workshop

This course aims to provide an introduction to the conduct, assumptions, strengths and limitations of Mendelian randomization studies. Wednesday, 6 November, 9am-5pm, SPARQ-Ed training room, TRI. Email Professor David Evans to register.

National AMR Forum

CRE REDUCE and UQ are collaborating with national institutions and international partners in the delivery of the 3rd National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Forum, to be held in Brisbane on 8 November 2019 at the RBWH Education & Conference Centre at Herston. 

SBMS Seminar Series

Professor Barry Thompson, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University (ANU) will present on Hippo-YAP signalling in development and cancer. Monday 11 November 1-2pm, QBI Auditorium, St Lucia campus. No registration required.

ASI Conference

Join us for the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology. The conference aims to provide another innovative and dynamic scientific program spread over five days. Call for abstracts close 30 August. 8–12 December, Adelaide Convention Centre. 



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Grant Writing Workshop

The 2-day interactive workshop aims to provide guidance in grant/fellowship writing, grantsmanship, clinical trial design, biostatistics, budgeting, bibliometrics and career development through mentorship, lectures and group discussions. This intensive workshop will involve lectures from topic experts (clinical trials design, biostatics) and panel discussions, and attendees will be assigned with an experienced primary and secondary mentor and will receive individual feedback on their application. The workshop will be led by Professor Roslyn Boyd, NHMRC Research Fellow and Director of the AusCP-CTN CRE, and mentors with NHMRC track records in the field of Cerebral palsy, Neuroprotection, Pre-clinical Trials and Paediatrics. For any queries, please contact Dr Annie Chen at auscpnetwork@uq.edu.au, or visit our website. 10–11 October, Monash Health Translation Precinct. 

News from the Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank

Congratulations to Mellissa Maybury, on the birth of her 2nd baby boy, Alex, born on Saturday 31 August! Also, welcome to Mellissa’s maternity leave cover, Daniel Kilmartin, who’s filling the role of QCTB Co-ordinator, and welcome also to new QCTB research technician Navdeep (“Navi”) Kaur.

Grant awarded

Associate Professor Karen Barlow has been awarded a Children's Hospital Foundation 2019 Health Services Research Grant for her project investigating health care utilization and cost-of-illness after childhood acquired brain injury in Queensland.


What happens during a concussion and what should a child do if they are worried they have had a concussion? Associate Professor Karen Barlow explains all in the kids TV program Scope on Channel 10 Peach. Watch it on the Acquired Brain Injury in Children group webpage.

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Welcome to Dr Mahnaz Samadbeik

Dr Mahnaz Samadbeik is an Associate Professor of Health Information Management at Lorestan University of Medical Sciences in Iran. In addition to teaching and research activities at the university, she has served at various managerial positions such as Chief Health Information Officer and Research Manager of the University. Her main research interests include Patients’ portal, Hospitals Portal, Electronic Medical Records, and Patients’ Readiness to use Health Information Technology. Mahnaz has come to CHSR as a Visiting Academic for her sabbatical leave.

2019 SAE ATOM Awards finalist

We are excited to announce that the DREAMT films are finalists in the 2019 ATOM Awards! The nomination as a finalist is big news, as the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards recognise film and media excellence in education and industry. They are the second-longest-running film and media awards in Australia behind the AFI/AACTA Awards.

The DREAMT nomination will showcase the need for continued support services such as telehealth, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia, to a national audience. Not only were the films a team effort, they highlight what can be achieved when we collaborate and work together with Indigenous health workers and people living within the communities.


  • Smith AC, Haydon H, Snoswell C and Caffery LJ.  Review of current telehealth model of service and recommendations for telehealth service expansion in the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS).  Executive leaders meeting – Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Australia; 5 September 2019.  [Invited Presentation]
  • Smith AC. Telehealth for the care of young people living with diabetes.  George Abbott Symposium – Christchurch, New Zealand; 21-23 August 2019.  [Invited Speaker]
  • Smith AC. Telehealth and potential impact on travel and patient transportation.  George Abbott Symposium – Christchurch, New Zealand; 21-23 August 2019.  [Invited Speaker]
  • Smith AC. Telehealth fundamentals.  George Abbott Symposium – Christchurch, New Zealand; 21-23 August 2019.  [Invited Speaker]
  • Smith AC. Integrating telehealth into mainstream health services – lessons learnt.  Hospital Grand Rounds in conjunction with the George Abbott Symposium – Christchurch, New Zealand; 21-23 August 2019.  [Invited Keynote Speaker]

Thirsty Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, CHSR is inviting all staff to attend drinks at the Norman Hotel from 4.30pm. Please come along for a drink and some laughs! Everyone is welcome.

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Medical Program MD Forum – 9 October 2019

Our quarterly fora bring together students and staff from across the Medical Program to explore crucial topics impacting the program, the medical profession and healthcare in general. Professor Derek Gallen, Postgraduate Dean at Wales Deanery, will be the guest speaker at the next Forum. He will be giving a talk titled: Contextualising the primary medical degree in the context of the continuum of medical education. View the agenda or register. The Forum will then be followed by the 2019 UQMS-OMSA Medical Student Research Conference. Wednesday 9 October, 9am–1:30pm, UQCCR Auditorium, Building 71/918 RBWH Herston.

MD2025 Curriculum Review – Update

The MD2025 Curriculum Review Project is now well progressed. We have had 18 workshops to date with over 350 staff, students and members of our community across our campuses and clinical sites. The team are now in the process of analysing the feedback received and identifying themes that will help guide further engagement activities. Find out more on the latest with the project. 

Upcoming events

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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.


From the Head of School

Please join with me in congratulating the following staff members:

  • Niwanthi Rajapakse on confirmation of her appointment as a Level C T&R academic,
  • Jo Bowles on her Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB) Emerging Leader Award, and
  • Mark Midwinter on his selection to participate in the HEA@UQ Program in the Senior Fellow category.

We also congratulate Oliver Rawashdeh on his success in obtaining a Michael J. Fox Foundation grant for his project “Validation of Period1 as a therapeutic target to improve sleep and circadian dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease”.

Please note that a celebration event for Emeritus Professor Jack Pettigrew’s life in Science will be held at the Queensland Brain Institute on Friday 18 October 2019. While the start time of 12:30pm with a light lunch on arrival is fixed, other elements of the attached draft program may change. A slide show documenting Jack’s life will run during the celebration. Please advise Megan Alexander if you wish to attend.

Along with some other members of the school, I recently attended the AusBiotech 2019 Women in Life Sciences Luncheon at Brisbane City Hall, where Maree Smith gave the keynote address. The conversation around the table provided a good networking opportunity for some of our early career researchers.

I shall be in Bangkok from Monday for a Rice Research Program Planning Meeting (in my role as Deputy Chair on the Board of the International Rice Research Institute).  Mark Midwinter will be Acting Head in my absence.

Welcome to SBMS

A warm welcome is extended to Associate Professor Dandan Feng, visiting academic in Chen Chen’s lab, and Dr Simon Avrillon, visiting academic in Kylie Tucker’s lab.

Current Research Committee Accelerator Awards

A reminder that the 2019 Research Committee Accelerator Awards need to be spent in-year. All orders need to be both placed with the supplier and received to UQ before mid-December. Unspent funds will not carry over into 2020 and goods not received in time will need to be funded by alternate means. Of the $127K awarded, only $15K has been spent YTD (inclusive of commitments).

Honorary and Adjunct Professorial titles - Round 2 - New conferral information and timings

If you have any new nominations for Round 2 Honorary and Adjunct Professor for 2019, please see the process and timelines below:

  • Complete Honorary and Adjunct Professor Nomination Form (attached)
  • Attach a current CV (a short CV of no more than six pages is requested for Honorary Professor nominations)
  • Submit to Head of School by 20 September 2019 for endorsement to ensure nominations are ready for when the panel convenes.

SBMS grant pitching workshop

If you would like to receive valuable feedback on any upcoming grant applications (or just talk science/brainstorm projects), save the date for an SBMS Grant Pitching Workshop on Thursday 17 October, 8:30am-5pm (venue TBA). Pitching will be structured as a 15 minute overview of the grant/project (~3-4 slides), followed by 15 minutes of discussion.

Researchers are welcome to present applications for any competitive funding body, and this session may be particularly useful for:

  • NHMRC Investigator Grants (closing 27 November, 2019)
  • ARC Future Fellowships (closing 20 November, 2019)
  • Discovery Projects (closing 26 February, 2020)

Please reserve your presentation time with Brittany by 30 September.

SBMS intranet – recent additions

Photocopier usage for August

In August, the School’s total printed page output was 63,953, 37% of which was in full colour. The environmental impact of our printing was equivalent to 4.64 trees consumed, or 491kg of CO2 produced, or 30,739 light bulb hours. With the exception of the MacGregor level 1 photocopier (on which the exams are printed), the two printers with the highest output were MacGregor level 5 and Skerman level 3. 

Train carriage

The weekend of 21 September will see the installation of the train carriage outside of level 1 Macgregor building. Access restrictions which should only affect level 1 will be in place. A notification email will be sent prior. This new eatery will be outfitted by a new commercial food provider currently being recruited by the University.

Genesearch freezer

The School has negotiated its own eFreezer with Genesearch. This will see a freezer unit on level 1 of the Macgregor building, opposite the goods receiving dock, stocked with products based on our own usage demands and requirements. We expect the installation to occur within the next month.


Please contact SBMS Facilities if you need furniture, as we have access to second hand items and furniture in storage. We also abide by a furniture inventory that allows for interchangeability of furniture and ensures ergonomics and aesthetics. Please do not organise furniture swaps with colleagues. Furniture in the Student Hub area (beanbags, cushions, café tables and chairs) must remain within this area for our undergraduate students.

Student Hub

The School has recently put together a “Conditions of Use” for the Student Hub area, which is now publicised on level 1 through local poster boards and via Blackboard – a copy is attached. Please note that allowing undergraduate students into this space after hours is not permitted as it jeopardises their safety.

Allocation/return of keys

When a staff member or student leaves the School, their building keys should be returned to the School's key custodians at the goods receiving dock. Keys must not be kept and passed on to new staff or students as it by-passes our documentation process which is a critical part of our security system.

Private deliveries

Personal shipments (e.g. internet shopping) should not be delivered to SBMS Stores, as it is adding to their workload and creating liability issues and privacy and security concerns. The Post Office on campus offers secure Parcel Lockers that are accessible 24/7, or you can use the Parcel Collect service. Find out more on the Australia Post website.

Invitation for School refurbishment suggestions for 2020

You’re invited to submit suggestions for SBMS renovations between $5,000 and $50,000. Suggestions should be for works which improve functionality, efficiency and common use and can include research and ancillary spaces, communal areas, offices and outdoor spaces. Please use the survey linked below once for each suggested project. You may complete the survey as many times as you like. Suggestions will be collated and prioritised by the Space Committee and provided to Management for review.

Survey details:

Staff / student relocations

The following staff member has recently relocated to a new office:

Stefan Thor         Professor, Developmental Biology            65 – 506

Return of the SASS chocolate boxes

SBMS SASS are selling chocolates to raise money for the SBMS Teaching and Awards Night. at Level 1 admin, Level 4 and Level 5 tearooms of Macgregor, Level 4 tearoom of Otto Hirschfeld and Level 3 tearoom of Skerman. Chocolates are $1.

SBMS Friday social mixer

The next SBMS SASS social mixer will be held on Friday 20 September, 4.30–6.30pm on the Level 1 deck, Sir William MacGregor building. Please remember to bring cash to the event. Hope to see everyone there.

SBMS Teaching and Awards Night

Save the date for this year’s SBMS Teaching and Awards Night which will be held on Friday 13 December at Customs House. Stay tuned for information about tickets and theme.  

Date savers

September 16
September 26
SBMS Seminar Series –  Professor Amy E. Keating, MIT
School Staff Meeting, Hawken Engineering Building (50), Room S201
October 3
2019 Thanksgiving Ceremony, Exhibition Hall, UQ Centre (27A), St Lucia
October 14
SBMS Seminar Series –  Professor Michael Murray, University of Sydney
October 16
Academic Staff Meeting, Functional Anatomy Facility, Level 4, Otto Hirschfeld Building (81)
October 17
October 21
SBMS Grant Pitching Workshop, venue TBA
SBMS Seminar Series –  Dr Jatin Patel, UQDI
October 27-29
HDR Retreat, Maroochy Waterfront Camp and Conference Centre
October 28
SBMS Seminar Series – Dr Cassy Spiller, SBMS
November 4
Honours Final Seminars, multiple venues, TBA
November 5-6
SBMS Research Retreat, Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, NSW
November 11
SBMS Seminar Series – Professor Barry Thompson, ANU
November 27
School Staff Meeting, venue TBA
November 29
2019 Annual Anatomy Training, venue TBA
​December 13
Awards Night, Customs House

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Climate change rally

The Global Climate Strike rally in Brisbane will take place on 20 September. Staff wanting to participate should contact Linda Selvey, and also speak with their supervisor to make the appropriate leave and university service delivery arrangements.  Please note that Global Climate Strike rally is not an endorsed work activity and attendees do so in a personal capacity. 

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Swap or Adopt a plant morning tea

In support of QLD Mental Health Week please join us for a Swap or Adopt a plant morning tea. Bring a plant to swap or adopt one! All staff and students are invited. RSVP is essential for catering: facilitiesdesk@uqccr.uq.edu.au. Tuesday 8 October, 10–11.30am, UQ Centre for Clinical Reseach, Level 2 foyer. 

Change to Evacuation assembly point

Due to upcoming construction in the grassed commons area out the front of UQQCR, an alternative Emergency Evacuation Assembly point will be nominated for 5 August to the end of September 2019.  The alternative assembly point will be the grassed area on the other side of the Education Centre. Notices will be placed up on all Evacuation Plans showing the alternative assembly point, and Floor Wardens and all staff and students will be informed off the alternate arrangements. If you require any clarification, please contact Lyle McMillen (UQCCR Building Warden).

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Animal Ethics Committee September 2019 deadline

The UQDI deadline for submission of amendments, extensions, adverse events and breeding applications for consideration at the HS AEC October 2019 meeting is 10am Wednesday 2 October to Kylie Hengst. Full project applications (and renewals) must be submitted by the UQ deadline of 5pm Thursday 3 October using the online form. Please remember that the new amendment form must be used. The previous modification form will no longer be accepted.

Protecting confidential information at lab meetings and seminars 

Below are two forms for UQDI staff to make use of when holding seminars or at lab meetings where confidential information will be discussed or disclosed. The benefit of the forms are that they are simple registers which indicate to attendees that confidential information may be discussed or disclosed and that the expectation is that they keep such information confidential. The registers may also provide protection for future commercial outcomes from IP as it will evidence steps taken to protect such IP. The forms should be printed off and each attendee asked to read the brief information at the top of the register and to sign and date the register. The signed form should be stored by each individual lab group and seminar organiser in the UQ share drive, alternatively in a secure location which can be accessible should the need arise.

Upcoming events

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UQDI Seminar Series

Each month UQDI hosts an external researcher to present a seminar to all staff and students.

  • Professor Georgia Chevenix-Trench, QIMR Berghofer. Monday 23 September, 12.30–1.30pm, TRI Room 2003.
  • Associate Professor Paul Timspon, Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Tuesday 8 October, 12.30–1.30pm, TRI Room 2003.
  • Professor Alex Swarbrick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Monday 28 October, 12.30–1.30pm, TRI Room 2003.

Mendelian randomization: Using genetics to infer causality – a beginners workshop

This course aims to provide an introduction to the conduct, assumptions, strengths and limitations of Mendelian randomization studies. Wednesday, 6 November, 9am-5pm, SPARQ-Ed training room, TRI. Email Professor David Evans to register.

Brisbane Cell and Developmental Biology Meeting (BCDBM)

Save the date for the Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB)’s one-day Brisbane Cell and Developmental Biology Meeting (BCDBM) at UQ’s IMB on Monday, 11 November 2019. Targeted toward Early Career Researchers, this FREE event showcases the latest research in cell and developmental biology research in Queensland and will include presentations from Erik Sahai (Francis Crick, UK), Melanie White (A*STAR), Antje Blumenthal (UQDI) and Steven Zuryn (QBI). Contact s.stehbens@uq.edu.au or s.budnar@imb.uq.edu.au with queries. Registration website coming soon.

TRI Monthly Seminar Series

The TRI Monthly Seminar Series aims to attract internationally renowned speakers to present at TRI.TRI based researchers, if you would like to nominate a speaker, please contact them to ascertain their availability. If the speaker would like to present at TRI, please complete the online form and submit to events@tri.edu.au.

TRI Student Seminar Series

Each week, several research higher degree students and post-doctorate researchers will give a presentation on their research.These seminars will be held every Thursday, from 3–4pm in the Level 7 Staff Lounge. Drinks and snacks will be provided from 3pm.

TRI Cancer Seminar Series

This is an interdisciplinary seminar series, highlighting cutting edge clinical, translational, and basic research topics in cancer from our research partner institutes – UQ Diamantina, QUT and the Mater.

TRI Immunology Seminar Series

This fortnightly series features exciting research updates from ongoing early-to-mid career Immunology researchers, covering basic to translational research topics in immunology and immunotherapy.



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