17 Mar 2014

Forthcoming events

See Announcements calendar.

Monday Mar 24, 2014 7:45 AM MIDS Seminar - Prof Charles Farthing
Tuesday Mar 25, 2014 12:00 PM Issues in Research Translation Science - Prof Jeremy Grimshaw
12:00 PM ACBD/Dept Med Seminar Series 2014 - Donia Moujalle & Andre Samson
3:30 PM PhD Confirmation of Candidature - Miss Maria Zaldivia
4:00 PM PhD Pre-submission review seminar - Mr Jay Jha
Wednesday Mar 26, 2014 9:00 AM Improving healthcare and patient outcomes through research translation
Friday Mar 28, 2014 8:00 AM MasterClass: Stem Cells and Immunity
10:00 AM Professional Conduct & Ethics in the Workplace
12:30 PM PhD Pre-submission review - Mr Phillip Hall

What's on for the week (17-21 Mar)

Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:30 PM Baker IDI seminar: Prof Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka
12:30 PM Psychiatry Professorial Grand Round - Prof Paul Fitzgerald,
2:00 PM Building Partnership Relations Lecturer by Dr John Morrison
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:00 PM ACBD and Dept Med Seminar Series 2014 - Phil Darcy
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:30 PM PhD Mid-candidature review seminar - Ms Jodie Abramovitch
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:30 PM MIDS Seminar - A/Prof Anton Peleg

Publication: Simulating the blood-brain barrier in vitro to stop stroke drug side effects

Dr Be'eri Niego and Professor Medcalf published an article in 2013 on a method for simulating the blood brain barrier (BBB), in particular to see how to prevent stroke drug side effects. They describe an improved technique for preparation of a contact BBB model, which permits coculturing of human astrocytes and brain endothelial cells on the opposite sides of a porous membrane. It has an associated video prepared by the Journal of Visualised Experiments (JoVE), interviewing the authors and showing the techniques - hands-on scientific research. Article link:  http://ow.ly/uzEX0

Welcome to CCS's 2014 Honours groups

2014 Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) students in the Monash schools at the Alfred Medical Research & Education Precinct. 19 are enrolled through the Central Clinical School, and 14 through the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. www.med.monash.edu/cecs/education
2014 CCS Honours and Masters in Biomedical Science (Part 1). www.med.monash.edu/cecs/education

Congratuations to PhD graduate Nick Lam on the award of his degree

Congratulations to Nicholas Lam, who has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Nicholas's thesis, "Cardiac regeneration: effect of nerve growth factor", was accepted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on Tuesday 11 March 2014. Nicholas was supervised by Professor David Kaye, BakerIDI, who heads up the Heart Failure Research Group.

Media Mentions (10-16 Mar)

13/03/2014 Professor Peter Gibson and Dr Jane Muir (pictured), Department of Gastroenterology, were involved in the development of an app helping people to understand the foods that trigger IBS reactions. The app has received a good review: "Excellent food guide ... easy-to-use app".
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