Faculty of Pharmacy Seminar Series 2017


The Faculty of Pharmacy runs these seminars in collaboration with other University of Sydney faculties and includes speakers from collaborating Australian and international universities. Speakers will discuss current pharmaceutical research, and share their expertise with the general public for better understanding of the selected topics.

Please join us for the 2017 pharmacy semester series. All seminars take place in the Pharmacy Lecture Theatre in the Pharmacy Building (A15) unless otherwise noted. Please register for a seminar here.


Date  Speaker Affiliation Title   Chair
Friday 17 March, 12 - 1pm Assistant Professor Céline Costaz Biosciences Department INSA of Lyon, France Intracellular Cholesterol trafficking : Rôle of Bis(monoacylglycero)phosphate and OSBP-related proteins 11 Dr Ingrid Gelissen
Friday 24 March, 12 - 1pm Dr Delisha Carpenter Assistant Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Technology-Based Interventions to Improve Pediatric Asthma Outcomes Dr Stephen Carter
Tuesday 28 March, 12 - 1pm Professor David Hunter Kolling Institute, the University of Sydney Osteoarthritis: Drugs are not the answer Professor Andrew McLachlan
Friday 31 March, 12 - 1pm Professor Vanessa Barrs Faculty of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney Felis catus aka your pet cat - A model of invasive fungal infections Professor Andrew McLachlan
Friday 28 April, 12 - 1pm Professor Mark Kendall Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), the University of Queensland TBA Professor Kim Chan
Friday 12 May, 12 - 1pm Dr John Brannan Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital Methods to assess the efficacy of pharmacotherapy in asthma Associate Professor Bandana Saini
Thursday 18 May, 12 - 1pm Professor Xi Huang Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics studies on TCM formulas Dr George Li
Friday 19 May, 12 - 1pm Professor Greg Monteith School of Pharmacy, the University of Queensland Calcium channels in triple negative breast cancers: opportunities for unique pharmacological interventions Professor Mary Collins
Friday 9 June, 12 - 1pm Professor Phil Hansbro University of Newcastle Understanding pathogenesis to develop new treatments for respiratory diseases Professor Kim Chan

Friday 11 August, 12 - 1pm

Professor Shudong Wang School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia Opportunities and Challenges in Discovery of CDK-targeted Cancer Therapeutics Professor Mary Collins

Friday 18 August 12 - 1pm

Dr. Fiona Stanaway School of Public Health, USYD Research on older migrants in Australia A/Prof. Timothy Chen

Friday 25 August, 12 - 1pm

Tania Gardner  Faculty of Pharmacy, USYD Patient led goal setting for chronic low back pain A/Prof. Lorraine Smith

Friday 1 September, 12 - 1pm

Prof. Deanna Kroetz Dept. of Bioengineering and therapeutic sciences, University of California San Francisco Pharmacogenomic Approaches for Understanding Chemotherapy-Induced Toxicity Prof. Iqbal Ramzan

Friday 8 September, 12 - 1pm

Dr Merrîcc Edgar-Hughes Prescription and Consumer Medicine Regulatory teams, Bayer  TBA A/Prof. Bandana Saini

Friday 15 September, 12 - 1pm

Douglas King Faculty of Pharmacy, USYD Metabolomic Applications to Kangaroo Island Propolis Analysis A/Prof. Colin Duke

Thursday 21 September, 12-1pm (Room N351)

A/Prof. Rohan Davis Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery Griffith University Periwinkles, may-apples, yew and happy trees have all delivered drugs; can Australian plants also impact biodiscovery? Periwinkles, may-apples, yew and happy trees have all delivered drugs; can Australian plants also impact biodiscovery?

Friday 22 September, 12 - 1pm

A/Prof. Jeff Holst  Centenary Institute  TBA  Prof. Alan Boddy

Friday 6 October, 12 - 1pm

Dr. Christopher Gordon  Woolcock institute Insomnia pathophysiology and phenotyping  A/Prof. Tim Chan

Friday 13 October, 12 - 1pm

Prof. Chris Maher Musculoskeletal Division Sydney Medical School, USYD Management of low back pain Dr. Carl Schneider

Tuesday 17 October, 12 - 1pm

Dr Natalie Gauld Department of Paediatrics and School of Pharmacy, the University of Auckland Down-scheduling in NZ: how pharmacists have risen to the challenge Prof. Parisa Aslani

Friday 20 October, 12 - 1pm

Danijela Gnjidic & Carl Schneider Faculty of Pharmacy, USYD Beyond the prescription: Monitoring and deprescribing medicines Dr. Fanfan Zhou

Friday 27 October, 12 - 1pm

Kristian Stromgaard University of Copenhagen TBA Joint seminar with Chemistry

Thursday 2 November, 12 - 1pm (Badham 3)

Prof. Ian Wong The University of Hong Kong Application of phamacoepidemiology in ADHD research Dr. Philip Kwok

Friday 3 November, 12 - 1pm

Prof. Andrew Hill La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe University The role of extracellular vesicles in neurodegenerative diseases Dr. Wojciech Chrzanowski