Biomedical Science News

Media reports research findings of Bio PhD student, Ian O'Brien

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Congratulations to Ian O'Brien, a PhD student in the Discipline who was reported and interviewed in the media following recent publication of his research on hearing loss and hearing conservation amongst Australia's professional orchestras.

Ian is also a clinical audiologist and a professional musician. He has been researching hearing loss and hearing conservation amongst Australia's professional orchestras as part of the ARC Sound Practice Project. Ian's PhD supervisors are Dr Bronwen Ackermann and A/Prof Tim Driscoll.

He was interviewed on the ABC News Radio's Drive program and the ABC Radio National's Body Sphere program following reporting of their latest article (published in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene) which was picked up by Reuters (follow link below to read the artricle):

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-hearing-results-musicians-idUSKCN0J329U20141119

Promotions 2015 - Congratulations to Dr Aaron Camp

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Congratulations to Dr Aaron Camp, who has been promoted to Senior Lecturer for 2015. Aaron's research investigates how sensory signals are combined to enable navigation through our complex world.

Aaron's research projects are:

  • Anatomical and physiological development of mouse and human vestibular (balance) organs.
  • Investigations into early visual processing in the mouse and primate visual system.
  • Integration of vision and balance in the cerebral cortex.

Assoc. Prof Kay Double invited to give keynote address at conference

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Assoc. Professor Kay Double has been invited to give a keynote address at the 7th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC7) on the Gold Coast, Queensland within the theme “Metals in Physiology and Disease”.

The 7th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC7) will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from Sunday 30 November to Friday 5 December, 2014. The AsBIC conferences address the important issues at the forefront of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, with a special emphasis on the developments coming out of the Asian Pacific region. The AsBIC7 conference will build on the success of previous AsBIC meetings that have been held in Hong Kong (2012), Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2010), Jeju Island, Korea (2008), Nanjing, China (2006), Goa, India (2004), and Okazaki, Japan (2002) and will address the following themes:

  • Metalloproteins - Structure and Function
  • Metals in Medicine
  • Metal Ion Transport and Homeostasis
  • Metals in Physiology and Disease
  • Molecular Imaging - Multiple Modalities
  • Environmental Biological Inorganic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry
  • Bioinspired Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic Materials and Nanotechnology

Assoc. Prof Fazlul Huq gave keynote address at conference in Nellore, India

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Associate Professor Fazlul Huq gave a key note lecture titled: “Platinum based anticancer drugs and their combination with phytochemicals” at the Global Summit on Emerging Science and Technologies as applied to Cancer Therapy and Environmental Toxicology, held in Nellore India during 1-3 August 2014 where he also chaired a keynote lecture session, and was a member of the International Advisory Committee.