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QBI Neuroscience Seminar: `Connecting health economics and brain research`

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:00:00 +0000

Professor Brenda Gannon The Centre for Business and Economics of Health, University of Queensland Title: Connecting health economics and brain research Abstract: The purpose of this seminar is to identify opportunities for collaboration between my research in health economics, and brain research at QBI or similar research facilities at The University of Queensland. Health economics is the study of efficient and equitable allocation of resources, with the aim to improve population health. Evaluation of complex data and interventions, translation and implementation are therefore key to the success of all phases of scientific research. To that end, health economics offers a range of methodologies to complement laboratory research, to ensure potential cost-effectiveness, financial viability and sustainability of new products. Resource allocation is the mechanism through which end products will be funded – methods to ensure public understanding of their health benefits are therefore crucial. This seminar will focus on a description of these methods for early phases of research, including public preferences, willingness-to-pay, feasibility of data collection and analyses, opportunity costs of new technologies and evaluation of their related resource use. Drawing on a number of my recent health economics publications, I will provide examples from dementia, mental health and brain disorder research.



UQCCR Seminar Series: UBIQUITINATION IN THE REGULATION OF MEMBRANE PROTEINS - Presenter ...

Tue, 02 May 2017 02:00:00 +0000

Overview: Ubiquitination is a common protein modification process that is essential for the normal functioning of the cell. This seminar will discuss how ubiquitination regulates membrane proteins, such as the signaling receptors, ions channels and transporters, and the pathophysiological consequences of such a regulatory system. Data will be presented on the role of ubiquitination in iron and salt homeostasis, and in disease. The seminar should be of interest to a wide audience in biomedical sciences, biochemistry, cell biology and physiology. Bio: Professor Kumar is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, a co-Director of the Centre for Cancer Biology, a Research Professor and Chair of Cancer Biology at the University of South Australia. His laboratory has made several seminal contributions to biomedical sciences. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. His contributions to cell biology and biomedical research have been recognised through the ASBMB Amersham Biosciences Award, the Ranbaxy Research Award, the ASBMB Lemberg Medal, the FAOBMB Research Excellence Award and the ANZSCDB President’s Medal.



UQ Centre for Cardiac and Vascular Biology - Launch

Tue, 02 May 2017 07:15:00 +0000

Join us to hear from a dynamic team of researchers who are using discovery science to regenerate damaged cardiovascular tissues and mend broken hearts. DATE Tuesday 2 May 2017 TIME 5.15pm - 7.15pm, canapés and drinks will be served from 5.15pm - 6.00pm LOCATION Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane EVENT CONTACT Katrina Garner-Moore, 07 3346 2110 or email imbevents@uq.edu.au



IMB Student Open Day

Mon, 08 May 2017 02:00:00 +0000

The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading life sciences research institutes. Established in 2000 as UQ’s first research institute, IMB is a multidisciplinary scientific research institute committed to improving quality of life through research. IMB’s 460 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff work in partnership with their academic, industry and clinical colleagues around the world to advance knowledge in areas including pain, rare diseases, inflammation and superbug infection. Please come to the IMB Open Day to: * Hear about our exciting research programs * Tour our world-class facilities * Meet our scientists * Explore available honours and PhD projects * Find out about IMB scholarships including our Research Advancement Award Travel funding is available to cover an economy airfare, accommodation and local transport costs. To apply, please contact postgrad-office@imb.uq.edu.au



UQCCR Seminar Series: Multi-omic investigations in oesophageal adenocarcinoma - Presenter ...

Tue, 09 May 2017 02:00:00 +0000

Overview: While the incidence of most cancers is now steadying or declining, oesophageal adenocarcinoma continues an upward trend. With a poor survival rate of <20% at 5 years, there is an urgent need to improve the detection, treatment and prevention of this cancer. Risk factors for oesophageal adenocarcinoma include gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, overweight and obesity, and metaplastic change of the oesophageal epithelium (Barrett’s oesophagus). This seminar is part of our research into early detection blood test, the involvement of the oesophageal microbiota and lipid metabolism changes in oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Bio: Associate Professor Michelle Hill obtained her PhD at the University of Queensland on insulin signaling using phosphoproteomics. Her postdoctoral work in Switzerland, Ireland, and at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience UQ focused on various aspects of signaling using subcellular proteomics. With a passion for translational proteomics research, she established the Cancer Proteomics Group at the UQ Diamantina Institute in 2009. Through interdisciplinary collaborations, the group has successfully developed a laboratory test for amyloidosis subtyping, and is in the process of developing a blood test for oesophageal adenocarcinoma detection. In April 2017, Michelle’s research group will begin a new chapter at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, where she intends to expand her fledgling lipidomics and chemical analysis capabilities.



Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research Public Dementia Forum

Wed, 10 May 2017 23:00:00 +0000

QBI Director Professor Pankaj Sah and the Director of the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR), Professor Jürgen Götz, invite you to a half day public dementia forum on Thursday 11th May. The forum will cover living well with dementia and updates on CJCADR research discoveries. Program Opening the forum Professor Aiden Byrne, Provost, Senior Vice-President University of Queensland Living well with dementia Mr John Quinn, Dementia advocate Care perspective, engaging with people living with dementia Ms Tara Quirke, Consumer Directed Research Network Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners – Ageing Theme Professor Leonard Gray, Director Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine, UQ, Director Centre for Inline Health, UQ Consultant Geriatrician, PAH The immune system in Alzheimer’s disease Dr Rodrigo Medeiros, Group Leader Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research World first clinical trial to develop public health guidelines as to how exercise can both prevent and reverse dementia Professor Perry Bartlett, Foundation Professor Molecular Neuroscience, Queensland Brain Institute, Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research Ultrasound the story so far Mr Matthew Pelekanos, Ultrasound Research Manager, Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research Ultrasound mediated delivery of engineered antibodies as a therapy Dr Rebecca Nisbet, Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research RSVP This is a free event but registration is essential for catering. Please register here. About Public Dementia Forum Series This yearly public forum looks at living with dementia, its treatment, and Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research discoveries.



Prestigious Scholarships Day

Thu, 11 May 2017 23:00:00 +0000

Representatives from six prestigious scholarship and fellowship providers will be at UQ to discuss overseas opportunities. In attendance will be: -Australian-American Fulbright Commission -Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships -Gates Cambridge -General Sir John Monash Foundation -Rhodes Scholarships -Schwarzman Scholars Current students, staff and alumni are invited to attend the sessions relevant to them and learn about funding opportunities and available programs.



Paula and Tony Kinnane Annual Lecture

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Immerse and Explore: Scaling the wall between audience and performer Classical music can feel like a fortress. Cloaked in myth, buttressed by elitism, its walls may seem tall, impenetrable. Grammy Award winning musician Tim Munro explores the challenges and joys of stepping through the barrier between audience and performer, of inviting audiences to become enraptured listeners, engaged explorers and active participants.



UQ St Lucia Open Day

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0000

Learning how to plan a successful QTAC application, hearing about scholarships and exchange opportunities and getting tips from current university students are all options for anyone attending the UQ St Lucia Open Day. Visitors to Open Day can explore the St Lucia campus, check out the world-class facilities, learn more about the unique courses and career options at the UQ Centre information hub, meet inspiring teachers and staff and experience the vibrant campus lifestyle.



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



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.



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.



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.