Seminars

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


2017

SEMESTER 1

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 **CANCELLED**
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

SEMESTER 2

2nd August
A/ Prof. Stella Valenzuela
(University of Technology, Sydney)
CLIC Proteins as Membrane Ion Channels and Soluble Enzyme Oxidoreductases

9th August
Prof. Richard Payne
(School of Chemistry, University of Sydney)
Modified Peptides and Proteins as Novel Therapeutic Leads

16th August
Dr Wojtek Chrzanowski
(School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney)
Nanosafety - from safety of nanoparticles to their therapeutic applications

23rd August
Dr Nicola Smith
(Victor Chang Institute)
Orphan G protein-coupled receptors: shining light on pharmacological dark matter

30th August
Prof. Phillip Gale
(School of Chemistry, University of Sydney)
Selective transmembrane anion transport

6th September
Thomas Richardson-Sanchez (Supervisor: Prof. Rachel Codd)
(Chemical Biology in Drug Discovery Laboratory)
Final PhD Talk and one Mid-year Honours student intro talk

13th September
Dr Kim Beaumont (Centenary Institute, Sydney)
The role of Rab GTPases in melanoma progression

20th September
Dr Mark Blaskovich
(Institute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane)
Polishing the tarnished silver bullet: The search for new antibiotics

27th September
Dr Michael Gotsbacher
(Pharmacology, University of Sydney)
Antioxidant desferrioxamine B derivatives to attenuate oxidative stress in Parkinson’s mouse model

4th October
Dr Michael Gotsbacher
(Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney)
TSPO ligands to detect and reverse neuroinflammation and one Mid-year Honours student intro talk

11th October
Diana Temple Memorial Lecture
Prof. Caroline Moore
Woolcock Institute
NOTE: The venue is the Webster Lecture Theatre, VSCC

18th October
Prof. Sally Cripps
(Business School, University of Sydney)
Title to be advised

25th October
Dr Susan Tomlinson
(Central Clinical School, University of Sydney)
Title to be advised

1st November
Dr Morten Thayssen-Andersen
(Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University)
Title to be advised

6th November
Final Honours presentations
Note: Held on a Monday, insteady of the usual Wednesday

7th November
Final Honours presentations
Note: Held on a Tuesday, insteady of the usual Wednesday

8th November
No seminar