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  • 29 July 2014
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    Is there an evolutionary framework for biomedical research?

    In this lecture, Professor Paul Griffiths distinguishes different ways in which evolutionary theory might contribute to better biomedical research and discusses why that heuristic might be of more value in one field rather than another.

  • 5 August 2014
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Lisa A Bero

    Evidence based health: moving forward

    Professor Bero will describe efforts to promote the use of evidence in policy decisions and highlight areas for improvement. The seminar will conclude with a welcome to anyone who is interested in participating in a node on Research Integrity and Health Policy.

  • 7 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Food Seminar Series

    Sydney Ideas - Food@Sydney Seminar Series #1

    Does too much of the world’s food goes to waste? Wasted food represents a burden on our environmental resources that we can’t afford, and loss of product that could be made available for those in need. A panel of academics and NGO’s build our understanding about the values of the foods we eat.

  • 12 August 2014
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    Gamification: playful engagement with healthy outcomes

    One of the greatest challenges that clinicians face today is the patient’s understanding of disease and in particular, compliance with treatment regimes.

  • 19 August 2014
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    The first 1,000 days - building the foundation for life

    What is now clear is that genetic programming occurs in the fetus during pregnancy such that the infant carries a metabolic ‘load’ already by birth that can predispose it to non-communicable diseases.

  • 20 August 2014
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    Clinicians, Causation and Infectious Diseases

    Professor Breitschwerdt will discuss the challenges of establishing causation for “stealth pathogens”, particularly in the context of chronic disease causation, and the role of “molecular Koch’s postulates” in the investigation of disease pathogenesis.

  • 25 August 2014
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    Building resilience critical to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025

    Co-hosted by the Charles Perkins Centre global food and nutrition security project node and the the NSW Committee of the Crawford Fund, Dr Fan, Director General of the IFPRI, will explore these issues in detail and share strategies for building resilience at both an individual and global level.

  • 26 August 2014
    1.00pm - 2.00pm

    The Autonomous Farm

    With better sensing, data analytics, and real-time control on the farm we will gain unprecedented data, and hence greater optimisation of farm operations. We also start to see new capabilities such as variable rate planting and fertigation, minimal (if any) chemical usage, and selective harvesting.

  • 29 September 2014
    9.30am - 3.30pm

    Wireless wellbeing and personalized health: a symposium to explore the use of technologies in preventive health

    There has been an unprecedented explosion of digital technology for personal use this century. These rapid developments may provide a cost-effective delivery mode for promoting wellbeing in individual and in preventative health strategies at a population level.