26 Oct 2014

Photo of the week: Dr Justin Hamilton's group

The Platelet & Megakaryocyte Cell Biology Lab, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases

L-R: Ms Claire Petitjean (Research Assistant), Mr Hammid Qayum (Honours student), Dr Jane Arthur, Dr Justin Hamilton (group leader), Ms Natasha Setiabakti (Honours student), Ms Joyce Zheng, Ms Shauna French (PhD student).  Absent - Jonathan McCafferty
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Events: HDR seminars, public events, general notices

All event notices are maintained on the CCS Events calendars (including local events such as professional development and trade fairs and HDR calendars). For a consolidated view, details of events and to see all events and deadlines, see Announcements.

What's on for this week

Mon Oct 2708:00 AM10,000 steps challenge kicks off! - are you wearing your pedometers? What is your stride length? Are you in a team at all?
Mon Oct 2710:00 AMCCS Honours review seminars Oct 27,28,31 - all welcome
Mon Oct 271:30 PMPsychiatry Professorial Grand Round - Dr Leo Chen
Tue Oct 2812:00 PMACBD and Dept Med Seminar Series 2014: Reem Alzayer & Emma Toulmin
Wed Oct 299:30 AM2014 Monash OH&S Conference
Fri Oct 31
Applications close - AMREP Honours Scholarships 2015

Forthcoming events

Mon Nov 3 1:30 PM Psychiatry Professorial Grand Round - Dr Leo Chen
Tue Nov 4 11:00 AM PhD Mid-candidature review - Ms Maha Bakhuraysah
Wed Nov 5 9:00 AM 7th Annual ANZSCDB Melbourne Cell and Developmental Biology Symposium

1:30 PM Wednesday Seminar Series: Abhirup Jayasimhan
Thu Nov 6 5:30 PM Public forum: Respect Research - Securing Australia's future
Fri Nov 7 10:30 AM Public address to CCS staff by the New VC of Monash
Wed Nov 19 10:00 AM 2014 AMREP Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium
To save a particular event to your own calendar, please click on the "Google calendar" icon found near the event name.  Various Departments have their own calendars: See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

Major CCS events

2014 Postgraduate symposium

Marina Iacovou presenting
at the 2013 CCS symposium

Central Clinical School invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium.
Date: Wednesday 19 November 2014
Lecture Theatre, level 5, Alfred Centre for oral presentations and hallway for poster presentations and refreshments.
Enquiries: Laisa Tigarea, hdr.ccs@monash.edu.
RSVP link
Students have the opportunity to explain their research to other students and by participating, will foster collaborations, networking and a greater awareness of the expertise and research being conducted at AMREP. Current PhD students will be running the program, including chairing the presentations: Ms Jodie Abramovitch (chair), Ms Kai Sin Lee, Ms Sara Mohktar, Mr Timothy Colgan and Mr Man Kit Lee, assisted by Ms Dussy Kuttner.   Participants will be judged by a panel of senior academics and postdocs. Attractive monetary prizes will be given for outstanding work.  For more information, please visit: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/education/hdr-symposium.html

CCS Honours review seminars: 27, 28, 31 October 2014 - All welcome

2014 CCS Honours Students 
Each year, CCS Honours students (BSc, BBiomedSc and MBiomedSc (Part 1) streams) make a final oral presentation of their thesis. The presentation is worth 10% of the overall mark for the year, so it is a significant component of their work. Each presentation is 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes question and answer time from the panel and audience.

Prize news and congratulations

Lukas being congratulated by Professor
Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld, HOD Surgery,Alfred

Congratulations to all of our recent winners and awards:

Two new prizes have been created for CCS medical students:

  • Hatem Salem Award for Medical Research Excellence
  • Nip Thomson Award for Medical Student Clinical and Research Excellence
Emeritus Professor Hatem Salem AM was the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases founding director until his retirement at the end of 2012 and Emeritus Professor Nip Thomson AM was Head of Central Clinical School for 10 years (2000-2010).

The Art of Thinking: European Journal of Respiratory Medicine series

Edvard Munch: 'The Scream'
The European Journal of Respiratory Medicine is publishing a series of essays by Associate Professor Tom Kotsimbos (Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine) over 2014. The essays feature key pieces of revolutionary European art spanning the last 500 years to anchor “musings” on the “Art of Thinking” and spark cross-disciplinary conversations, insights and extrapolations between the Arts, Science and Philosophy. October's essay looks at the art of Edvard Munch and Gustav Klimt. See more:

Media mentions

20/10 2014 Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, MAPrc, says the most crucial thing we need to do is fund more mental health research. 
Herald Sun 
23/10/2014 Professor Kulkarni commented on domestic violence against migrant women.  She said that women from Asia and Africa seem to fare the worst, and that in Victoria the figures are high for migrant women from these continents.
SBS Ethnic Radio

21/10/2014 Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Steven Ellen, MAPrc, commented on KPIs for life.  He mentioned why KPIs are important, how to pick a KPI to measure one's life, the possible life KPIs.  The said that the last person one would want to fool is oneself.
21/10/2014 Department of Gastroenterology's Low Fodmap diet app was mentioned as a guide for people with IBS.
The Listener

Participants sought: Optimising the use of Theta Burst TMS in Modifying Brain Activity

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) is currently seeking volunteers aged between 18 and 65 to take part in a study looking at the effects of magnetic stimulation on brain activity.  Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a safe and non-invasive means of stimulating nerve cells in the brain. In addition to TMS, the participants will also have their brain activity assessed, using electroencephalograph (EEG). Read more