Discipline of Pharmacology seminar series

The Discipline of Pharmacology seminar series is held on Wednesdays (12-1pm) Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building.

The series is supported by the Discipline of Pharmacology and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) and organised by and



8th March
Dr Jacek Kolanowski
(School of Chemistry, USyd)
Responsive probes for mapping oxidative stress and labile metal pools in biology

15th March
Sarah Kissiwaa (Supervisor: A/Prof. Elena Bagley)
(Synaptic Physiology and Plasticity Laboratory, USyd)
Final PhD Talk titled: Pain Induced Synaptic Plasticity in the Amygdala

22nd March
Dr Megan Steain
(Immunology & Infectious Diseases, USyd)
Varicella Zoster virus modulation of extrinsic cell death pathways

29th March
Dr Alan Taylor
(Clarity Pharmaceuticals)
From chemistry to treating cancer – the path to therapy for a chelator

5th April
Dr Jaclyn Pearson
(Doherty Institute, Melbourne)
Inhibition of cell death and inflammation by bacterial gut pathogens

12th April
Dr David Jacques
(iThree Institute, UTS)
The HIV-1 capsid: structures, functions, and druggability

19th April
Prof. Helen Rizos
(ASAM, Macquarie University)
Predicting response and resistance in melanoma

26th April Introductory honours talks

3rd May Introductory honours talks

10th May
Prof. Richard Payne
(School of Chemistry, USyd)
Modified Peptides and Proteins as Novel Therapeutic Leads

17th May
Dr Setareh Sianati
(Pain and Drug Addiction Laboratory, USyd)
Mu-opioid receptor signalling: role of kinetics in biased agonism

24th May
Prof. Mark Connor
(ASAM, Macquarie University)
Spice, TRPs and death: The pharmacology of illicit synthetic cannabimimetics

31st May
Victor Lo (Supervisor: A/Prof. Margaret Sunde)
(Functional Amyloid Biology Group)
Final PhD Talk titled: Application of the fungal proteins called hydrophobin: Drug delivery devices

7th June
Nehan Munasinghe (Supervisor: Prof. Macdonald Christie)
(Pain and Drug Addicition Laboratory, USyd)
Final PhD Talk titled: Targeting voltage gated sodium and calcium channels for the treatment of chronic pain


Dates and timetable to be updated at the end of Semester 1.