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It`s all about energy

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:00:00 +0000

Want to know all about energy? During National Science Week get up to date with the real issues behind Australia’s energy dilemma. $15 for a single event, or all three events for a discounted price of $35. Event 1 & 2: Queensland State Library Listen to Ian Macfarlane take on prominent environmentalist Ian Lowe, and pragmatic academic Chris Greig. Followed by Roland Vitelli, Phil Richardson, and Phil Livingstone. But there’s more: Adi Paterson, Simon Bartlett, Andrew Garnett and Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel and Audrey Zibelman. Event 3: Queensland Museum Listen to Joel Gilmore and Jenny Riesz, followed finally by Chris Greig and Simon Smart. At least 16 companies will be providing interactive displays and demonstrations of the latest in technology, including renewables, battery storage, clean coal, nuclear, pumped-storage, microgrids, electric vehicles, NEM operations, future of transmission, empowering households with smart inverters, robotics, STEM education, cutting edge research, and more.

IMB Seminar Series – Professor Benjamin Kile – ‘Mitochondrial herniation and mtDNA release ...

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Mitochondrial herniation and mtDNA release during cell death Mitochondrial apoptosis is mediated by BAK and BAX, two proteins that oligomerise in the mitochondrial outer-membrane to induce permeabilization, leading to cytochrome-c efflux and activation of apoptotic caspases. Recent evidence indicates that, in the absence of active caspases, mitochondrial (mt) DNA triggers the innate immune cGAS/STING pathway, causing dying cells to secrete type I interferon. How cGAS gains access to mtDNA remains unclear, particularly since BAK/BAX are not thought to permeabilize the organelle’s inner membrane. Using live-cell lattice light-sheet, 3D-structured illuminated and immunogold electron microscopy, we have now shown that BAK/BAX activation leads to mitochondrial inner-membrane herniation and release of mtDNA.

UQ Sustainability Week

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0000

Sustainability Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to promote and celebrate sustainability across UQ`s campuses and sites. Throughout the week a range of activities and events are hosted across all areas of the University. The program typically includes: - specialist presentations and workshops - tree plantings, bird watching and garden tours - PV solar talks and site tours - forums and panel discussions - film screenings - competitions and challenges to inspire sustainable behaviours

QBI Neuroscience Seminar: `The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases`

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 +0000

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska, Laboratory Head, Mitochondrial Medicine and Biology Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth, WA Title: “The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases` Abstract: The size and organization of the animal mitochondrial genome has been reduced and compacted significantly since its endosymbiosis from an α-proteobacterial ancestor. This compaction has necessitated the evolution of unique mechanisms to facilitate rapid changes in gene expression in response to the changing energy demands of the cell. The mitochondrial transcriptome encodes proteins that are subunits of the respiratory chain, responsible for most of the energy production required by cells. Consequently the coordinated regulation of the mitochondrial transcriptome by the nucleus is of particular importance for the maintenance of cell health and energy metabolism, particularly in high energy demand organs such as the brain and heart. We have been investigating the unusual features of mitochondrial RNAs and the RNA-binding proteins that control their production, maturation, translation and stabilization to understand the regulation of mitochondrial gene expression and its contribution to health and disease. I will highlight the devastating consequences of dysregulated mitochondrial gene expression in different models of disease in mice and humans caused by genetic disruption of RNA-binding proteins. Mouse models of disease have enabled us to understand the in vivo role of fundamental processes that regulate mitochondrial RNA metabolism and the pathogenesis of diseases caused by impaired gene expression that cause neurodegeneration.

Tobacco and the WTO

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:30:00 +0000

The Law, Science and Technology Program and the Australian Legal Philosophy Students’ Association (ALPSA) are jointly hosting a seminar by Professor Mark Davison (Monash University Faculty of Law). Australia recently won a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) about the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (Cth). The case arose under the WTO treaty on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The outcome has significant implications for trade jurisprudence and the rights of states to impose public health measures that interfere with their international obligations and the privileges of trademark owners. From 2011, Professor Davison was Expert Advisory Group on Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products to the Australian Government. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Academic fraud - scholarly misconduct and the integrity crisis

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:00:00 +0000

The TC Beirne School of Law invites you to join us for a presentation by Professor Ian Freckelton QC to explore integrity in the scholarly environment. The presentation will provide an overview of the culture of contemporary scholarship and examine how protocols and standards in the scholarly environment have contributed to a crisis in integrity. The talk will provide insights into how reliability, originality and transparency in research can be reasserted, and how scholarly values and the checks and balances of ethics committees, supervision, and peer reviewing can be harnessed more effectively. Ian Freckelton QC is a Queen`s Counsel, a Professorial Fellow in Law and Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Medicine at Monash University. His work chronicles and analyses case law from around the globe, looking specifically at legal and regulatory issues. He is the author of Scholarly Misconduct: Law, Regulation, and Practice (OUP, 2016), co-author of Expert Evidence and Criminal Jury Trials (OUP, 2016) and co-editor of Tensions and Traumas in Health Law (Federation, 2017).

2017 UQ Undergraduate Research Conference

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The UQ Advantage Office is proud to host the annual UQ Undergraduate Research Conference during UQ`s Research Week. The event showcases some of UQ’s finest undergraduate research projects through oral, poster and elevator pitch presentations. The university wide conference is a great way for students to develop their communication skills, meet other students, and present their research project to the wider UQ community. Students are asked to apply online to present at the conference. All students, staff, alumni and friends are welcome to attend to watch the presentations.

7th Annual UQ Undergraduate Research Conference 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

The UQ Student Employability Centre will host the 7th annual UQ Undergraduate Research Conference as part of UQ’s Research Week activities. The two-day multidisciplinary conference celebrates the quality and breadth of research conducted by students and will showcase some of UQ’s finest undergraduate research projects through oral and poster presentations, and the Elevator Pitch competition. Communicating research is an important step on the way to creating change and the UQ Student Employability Centre is committed to supporting students to maximise their experience, enhance their employability and develop innovation and entrepreneurialism through involvement. Lucky door prizes will be drawn for audience members, and there’s an opportunity to cast your vote for the People’s Choice award for your favourite presentation. Join us for refreshments directly after the finals of the Elevator Pitch where we will announce the winners of the Poster presentations, Oral presentations, People’s Choice and the Elevator Pitch competition. All family, friends, students and staff are warmly invited to attend.

Organised Crime and Corruption Forum

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000

The Organised Crime and Corruption Forum brings together experts from government, international organisations, industry, the judiciary, legal profession, and academia to share experience, exchange ideas and develop practical outcomes for policy development, law reform, and further research. Sessions Criminalising Migrant Smuggling; Promoting Safe Migration Day 1: 18 September 2017 2:00pm–5:00pm The smuggling of migrants poses a complex problem for criminal justice, international relations, and human rights. This event explores the causes and circumstances of migrant smuggling and the rationale for criminalising irregular migration. It examines existing measures to combat migrant smuggling and discusses a range of options to promote safe and regular migration. The Smart Home as a Safer Space Day 2: 19 September 2017 3:00pm–7:00pm The smart home may be the site for new forms of potential criminal activity. Smart devices can be used as home-made surveillance infrastructure to harass and facilitate technology-related domestic abuse. Smart homes and their devices can also be hacked and held to ransom by attackers. The smart home thus gives rise to a number of significant legal, social and technical challenges. Anti-Corruption in the Company Day 3: 20 September 2017 2:00pm–5:00pm Since the 1990s, multilateral treaties have called on states to implement a range of measures designed to combat bribery by private sector organisations. Anti-corruption treaties are enforced through multiple mechanisms of state-to-state (peer) review and justified by reference to harms caused by corruption to economies and societies, particularly in the so-called developing world. Sports Corruption: Transnational Perspectives Day 4: 21 September 2017 2:00pm–5:00pm In this workshop, the issue of corruption in sport will be examined from a range of perspectives. Corruption’s relationship with sport is complex: sport may become a target of corruption itself, through systematic cheating by sports professionals and illegal gambling; sport may also become a tool of corruption, with significant infiltration by illegal networks and criminal organisations.

Postgrad Advice Night

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:00 +0000

Have your coursework and research questions answered, at UQ`s Postgraduate Advice Night. Discuss your study options, attend seminars, explore the campus and find out how UQ`s world-class postgraduate qualifications can help advance your career.

In conversation with Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:30:00 +0000

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to hear Australia`s first female and 11th Nobel Laureate, Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC, discuss gender equity and diversity issues in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. A prize-winning molecular biologist, Professor Blackburn is a strong advocate for women forging a career in science and is recognised as a true inspiration to women, and to all Australians. Following her keynote address, Professor Blackburn will participate in a lively panel discussion on the barriers and challenges for women in science. She will be joined by panel members: - Dr Geraldine Richmond, Presidential Chair in Science, University of Oregon - Professor Alan Rowan, Director, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, UQ - Professor Debra Bernhardt, Director, Centre for Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechonology, UQ Secure your tickets now to this engaging, special event. Thank you to our Presenting Partner, UniSuper.

2017 Asia-Pacific 3MT Semi-Finals

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:30:00 +0000

Attend the 2017 Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) semi-final on Friday 29 September! Don’t miss this year’s competition sponsored by Springer, as UQ’s 3MT winner competes for the Asia-Pacific title alongside doctoral candidates representing 50 universities from across the Asia-Pacific region. Competitors will be faced with the challenge of condensing their 80,000 word thesis into a three minute presentation, which might not sound that difficult until you realise that speaking those words in real time would take more than nine hours!

2017 Asia-Pacific 3MT Final

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:45:00 +0000

Attend the 2017 Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) final on Friday 29 September! Don’t miss this event sponsored by Springer, as the ten finalists compete for the Asia-Pacific 3MT title. Competitors will be faced with the challenge of condensing their 80,000 word thesis into a three minute presentation, which might not sound that difficult until you realise that speaking those words in real time would take more than nine hours!

Centre for Advanced Imaging 4th Annual Symposium

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:00:00 +0000

The Centre for Advanced Imaging Annual Symposium (CAIS) is a showcase of the broad range of imaging research conducted across our three research themes: Advanced Imaging of Structure, Function and Disease; Advanced Imaging, Diagnostic and Spectroscopic Technologies; and Advanced Molecular Characterisation and Design. Sessions will include presentations from both early career and established academics from CAI and the broader Australian imaging community, including two plenary speakers: Professor Gottfried Otting from Australian National University and Dr Jurgen Fripp from CSIRO. The symposium will once again bring together researchers in imaging and spectroscopy providing a vibrant platform for discussions. The Symposium Poster evening provides a fantastic opportunity for meeting collaborators and establishing new connections. Registration open until 20th September 2017.

Anthropology Public Lecture - Social Science

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0000

Gordon Mathews is Professor and Chair in the Anthropology Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. This talk is based on his forthcoming book of the talk`s title (University of Chicago Press, 2017). In this talk, based on research conducted along with Lin Dan and Yang Yang in 2012-2015, Professor Mathews explores the relations between these Africans and Arabs and the Chinese residents of Guangzhou, looking at such areas as legal/illegal residence status, low-end globalization in its Guangzhou manifestations, business relations and trust between Africans/Arabs and Chinese, romantic relations between Africans/Arabs and Chinese, and religious belief and its complications, with arguments for and against the prospect of a multicultural and global future China.

11th UQ Latin American Colloquium: energy for a sustainable future

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0000

Following last year`s 10th anniversary event, the Annual Latin American Colloquium 2017 will look to the future of Australia and Latin American relations and consider approaches and opportunities to a globally relevant and increasingly pertinent issue: energy for a sustainable future.

Teaching and Learning Week 2017

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Teaching and Learning Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and share innovative and excellent teaching and learning practices that engage and inspire students. The program is designed to provide staff with opportunities to network and discuss teaching and learning in contemporary contexts, and how this impacts on the student experience and outcomes.