Biomedical Science News

Congratulations to Bio student, Victoria Tung on being awarded her PhD

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Congratulations to Bio student, Victoria Tung on being awarded her PhD.

Victoria was Dr Aaron Camp's first student after his appointment to the University and was crucial in setting up his lab. She achieved a huge amount in her time including an international fellowship, her own grant in aid, she was selected to attend the advanced neuroscience school, she worked in an overseas institute (Denver) for 6 months, and published 6 papers. She was also a member of the Bosch young investigators committee, a demonstrator and a student mentor.

Victoria is currently doing a postdoc at University College London in the Sainsbury Welcome Centre for neural circuits - a brand new high tech institute with access to state of the art equipment and some of the worlds leaders in neuroscience.

Congratulations to Bio student, Luise Hollmann on being awarded degree of Master of Philosophy (Medicine)

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Congratulations to Bio student, Luise Hollmann on being awarded degree of Master of Philosophy (Medicine), for her dissertation entitled, "Solving the enigma of frozen shoulder”. Luise's Supervisor was A/Prof Karen Ginn and the Associate Supervisor was Dr Mark Halaki.

Congratulations to Bio student, Terence Chung Sing Wong for being awarded a First Class Honours degree

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Congratulations to Bio student, Terence Chung Sing Wong for being awarded a First Class Honours degree for his research on protein changes in the Parkinson’s disease brain. Terence was enrolled in the Discipline of Pathology and completed his research under the supervision of Associate Professor Kay Double (Biomedical Science) and Dr Dominic Hare (Florey Institute, Melbourne) at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney’s Mallett St campus.

Bio PhD student Kathryn Mathews in the finals of the University's 3 minute thesis generates interest

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Bio PhD student Kathryn Mathews competed in the finals of the Sydney University 3 minute thesis competition on Friday, 18th August at the Abercrombie Lecture Theatre in an event hosted by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. Kathryn’s PhD project on new brain cell birth in the ageing human brain attracted questions from the audience who were interested in the potential of her project to understand cognitive decline in healthy older individuals and in dementia disorders.

Associate Professor Fazlul Huq gave an invited talk in Boston at the Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress

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Associate Professor Fazlul Huq gave an invited talk titled : Tumour Active Phytochemicals Found to Enhance Platinum Action in Ovarian Tumour Models” and chaired a session on drug discovery at the Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress held in Boston MA USA during July 10-13 20017.

In the said congress, two of his students namely Md Nur Alam and Muhammad Almoyad presented posters titled: “Novel Palladium Compound NH3 may have the potential to be an Anticancer Agent” and “Sequenced Binary Combination Study between Platinum Drugs and Selected Phytochemicals Against Colorectal Cancer” respectively. Nur received the best poster award of US$1000.