Research Seminars

Interested in attending a research seminar? Click on the relevant org unit link below to see what's on.

Centre for Health Services Research | School of Biomedical Sciences | School of Public Health | UQ Centre for Clinical Research | UQ Diamantina Institute

Home video sleep recording as a predictor of polysomnography-diagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea in a developmentally normal paediatric population

11 November 2020 12:30pm2:00pm
Confirmation of Candidature
Candidate: Dr Celeste Daniels
Venue:801/802 CCHR
Org: Child Health QLD CU

Understanding CD4+ T cell responses to HPV16 E7 antigen in a mouse model of precancerous skin

11 November 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Thesis Review
Candidate: Chenhao Zhou
Venue: TRI Room 2003

Effectiveness of UV-C on airborne Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacterium abscessus in vitro and its determinants

11 November 2020 10:00am10:30am
Mid-Candidature Review
Candidate: Tham Thi Nguyen
Venue: 418
Org: SPH

MPO 447-59: A journey of proliferation and death

10 November 2020 3:30pm5:00pm
Thesis Review
Candidate: Matthew Terrill
Venue: TBA
Zoom: TBA

Exploring novel approaches for the management of gonorrhoea

10 November 2020 11:00am12:30pm
Confirmation of Candidature
Candidate: Mrs Bushra Alharbi

Novel approaches to discover new peptides for orphan G protein-coupled receptors - Dr Simon Foster, Cardiac Bioengineering Group at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

9 November 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) constitute the largest family of cell-surface receptors and are involved in nearly all aspects of biology, yet over 100 human GPCRs have not been definitively paired with endogenous ligands. These ‘orphan receptors’ represent a treasure-trove of unexplored biology and have strong potential to influence human physiology and disease processes.

As part of a large international collaboration, we sought to identify new peptide ligands from the human proteome that activate orphan GPCRs. Capitalising on the wealth of comparative genomics data and leveraging bioinformatic data on human GPCRs, we identified common features of peptide GPCRs and applied statistical and machine learning analyses to identify putative peptide ligands. We then used a multifaceted experimental approach to capture peptide-mediated orphan receptor signalling responses. After extensive validation, we discovered and characterised novel pairings of 17 peptides with five different orphan GPCRs, and identified potential new ligands for nine additional peptide GPCRs. We envisage that these findings will lay the platform for future studies on these peptides and receptors to fully illuminate their roles in human physiology and disease.

Chinese Australian student navigations of the medical school: intersections of culture, identity and cross cultural communication

9 November 2020 9:00am10:00am
Confirmation of Candidature
Candidate: Mr Cai Fong
Zoom: Contact
Org: St Lucia CU

Neoantigens Are Typically Associated with Intact HLA Class I Presentation in Early-Stage Follicular Lymphoma

6 November 2020 11:00am1:00pm
Mid-Candidature Review
Candidate: Mr Hennes Tsang
Venue: Room 5000, TRI
Org: Mater CU

Delivering Sleep Medicine in Diverse Australian populations

6 November 2020 9:00am10:30am
Confirmation of Candidature
Candidate: Dr Claire Ellender
Venue: TRI PA-SCU Room 2060
Org: PAH-Southside CU

RBWH/UQ Neurology research meetings

5 November 2020 8:00am9:00am
The Department of Neurology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and researchers of the UQCCR Clinical Neuroscience research theme meet weekly to discuss active projects, facilitate interactions between basic scientists and clinicians and identify new opportunities for collaboration. The meeting rotates between three theme areas – stroke and epilepsy, MND, and cognitive neurology/ neurodegeneration – and the speakers are a mix of internal researchers, collaborators from other parts of UQ and external ‘keynote’ researchers. Neuroscience researchers from across UQ are invited to be a part of this group.

Mechanisms of Vascular Remodelling in Melanoma

2 November 2020 1:00pm2:30pm
Confirmation of Candidature
Candidate: Ghazaleh Hashemi Mazlaghanian
Venue: Translational Research Institute

Role of infections and gut microflora in the formation of neurogenic heterotopic ossification after spinal cord injury

30 October 2020 2:00pm3:30pm
Mid-Candidature Review
Candidate: Selwin Samuel
Venue: Rm7095 TRI

Artificial mesenchymal stem cell for the treatment of liver diseases

30 October 2020 1:30pm3:00pm
Confirmation of Candidature
Candidate: Da Zou
Venue: Room 7093 TRI

Session 5: Q&A session with Professor Ian Frazer and Dr Jeannette Young PSM, and a celebration of the winning HDR, ECR, and MCR presentations

30 October 2020 11:00am12:00pm
Contribute to the conversation, and submit your questions by clicking on the event title.

Session 4: Mid-career researcher presentations

29 October 2020 11:30am12:30pm
3MT style presentations from our leading mid-career researchers from each of the organisational unit, followed by people’s choice award for best MCR presentation.

INVIVO and EXVIVO MR Spectroscopy in Breast Cancer

28 October 2020 5:00pm6:30pm
Confirmation of Candidature
Candidate: Dr Fuquan Jeremy Khoo

Osteal macrophages as therapeutic targets for fracture repair

28 October 2020 4:00pm5:30pm
Thesis Review Milestone
Candidate: Lena Batoon

Role of peripheral inflammasome activation in neurodegenerativediseases

28 October 2020 2:00pm4:00pm
Confirmation of Candidature
Candidate: Fatema Tuj Saima
Venue: 412, Otto Hirschfield Building 81, St. Lucia

Investigating Molecular Mechanisms of RP105-dependent macrophage activation

28 October 2020 1:30pm3:00pm
Confirmation of Candidature
Candidate: Ms Leslie Domínguez
Venue: TRI, Room 2004

Session 3: Early career researcher presentations

28 October 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
3MT style presentations from our promising early-career researchers from each of the organisational units, followed by people’s choice award for best ECR presentation.

Placental-derived exosomes as liquid biopsies to monitor complications of pregnancy

28 October 2020 10:00am11:30am
Mid-Candidature Review
Candidate: Carlos Andres Palma Henriquez
Venue: Room 702, UQCCR, Herston Campus