Ms Vanessa Gysbers

Lecturer
School of Molecular Bioscience

G08 - Biochemistry and Microbiology Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1910
Fax +61 2 9351 5858

Biographical details

Vanessa Gysbers was appointed Associate Lecturer in the School of Molecular Bioscience in 2006 in the areas of biology and molecular biology under the guidance of current Head of School, Professor Iain Campbell.

Ms Gysbers was awarded Honours Class I and the University Medal after Honours in the Discipline of Immunology at the University of Sydney. She went on to complete her Masters of Science (Medicine) in the Gene Therapy Research Unit of the Centenary Institute. She was awarded the APA (Australian Postgraduate Award) in 2000. In more recent years, Ms Gysbers was the recipient of the Faculty of Science Citation for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Molecular Bioscience in 2008, acknowledging the contribution of staff in the Faculty to high quality teaching and enhancing the student learning environment. Vanessa was also elected as a member of the Excellence in Learning, Assessment, Teaching & Evaluation Committee who endeavor to underpin and support excellence within SMB. The ELATE Committee was awarded one of three Vice-Chancellor¿s Awards for Systems that Achieve Collective Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 2010.

Research interests

I work in the laboratory of Prof. Iain Campbell, with interests in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of inflammation in the central nervous system. With a background in gene therapy research, I specialise in methods of gene delivery by viral vectors. Recently, I have been investigating the role of the myeloid transcription factor PU.1.in the interferon-gamma mediated induction of the chemokine CXCL9.

Teaching and supervision

Molecular Biology.

I am the coordinator of MBLG2x71 and BMED2405, and I teach in a number of units of study. I also have a strong interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning. My teaching research focuses on improving student engagement in lectures, and developing methods and training to provide more useful and efficient feedback to students.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Ajami, K., Abbott, C., Gysbers, V., Kaehne, T., McCaughan, G., Gorrell, M. (2003). Molecular chimeras and mutational analysis in the prolyl oligopeptidase gene family. In M. Hildebrandt, B. F. Klapp, T. Hoffman and H.-U. Demuth (Eds.), Dipeptidyl Aminopeptidases in Health and Disease, (pp. 49-55). NY: Springer.

Journals

  • Johnston, J., Kant, S., Gysbers, V., Hancock, D., Denyer, G. (2014). Using an ePortfolio system as an electronic laboratory notebook in undergraduate biochemistry and molecular biology practical classes. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42(1), 50-57. [More Information]
  • Yu, M., Slaitini, L., Gysbers, V., Riekhoff, A., Kähne, T., Knott, H., De Meester, I., Abbott, C., McCaughan, G., Gorrell, M. (2011). Soluble CD26/Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV Enhances Human Lymphocyte Proliferation In Vitro Independent of Dipeptidyl Peptidase Enzyme Activity and Adenosine Deaminase Binding. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 73(2), 102-111. [More Information]
  • Gysbers, V., Johnston, J., Hancock, D., Denyer, G. (2011). Why do students still bother coming to lectures, when everything is available online? International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 19(2), 20-36.
  • Ellis, S., Gysbers, V., Manders, P., Li, W., Hofer, M., Muller, M., Campbell, I. (2010). The Cell-Specific Induction of CXC Chemokine Ligand 9 Mediated by IFN-{gamma} in Microglia of the Central Nervous System Is Determined by the Myeloid Transcription Factor PU.1. The Journal of Immunology, 185(3), 1864-1877. [More Information]
  • Johnston, J., Coleman, N., Denyer, G., Gysbers, V., Hancock, D., Rohrlach, B. (2009). Achieving Collective Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Synergy, 29, 30-33.
  • Ajami, K., Abbott, C., Obradovic, M., Gysbers, V., Kahne, T., McCaughan, G., Gorrell, M. (2003). Structural requirements for catalysis, expression, dimerization in the CD26/DPIV gene family. Biochemistry, 42(3), 694-701.

2014

  • Johnston, J., Kant, S., Gysbers, V., Hancock, D., Denyer, G. (2014). Using an ePortfolio system as an electronic laboratory notebook in undergraduate biochemistry and molecular biology practical classes. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42(1), 50-57. [More Information]

2011

  • Yu, M., Slaitini, L., Gysbers, V., Riekhoff, A., Kähne, T., Knott, H., De Meester, I., Abbott, C., McCaughan, G., Gorrell, M. (2011). Soluble CD26/Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV Enhances Human Lymphocyte Proliferation In Vitro Independent of Dipeptidyl Peptidase Enzyme Activity and Adenosine Deaminase Binding. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 73(2), 102-111. [More Information]
  • Gysbers, V., Johnston, J., Hancock, D., Denyer, G. (2011). Why do students still bother coming to lectures, when everything is available online? International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 19(2), 20-36.

2010

  • Ellis, S., Gysbers, V., Manders, P., Li, W., Hofer, M., Muller, M., Campbell, I. (2010). The Cell-Specific Induction of CXC Chemokine Ligand 9 Mediated by IFN-{gamma} in Microglia of the Central Nervous System Is Determined by the Myeloid Transcription Factor PU.1. The Journal of Immunology, 185(3), 1864-1877. [More Information]

2009

  • Johnston, J., Coleman, N., Denyer, G., Gysbers, V., Hancock, D., Rohrlach, B. (2009). Achieving Collective Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Synergy, 29, 30-33.

2003

  • Ajami, K., Abbott, C., Gysbers, V., Kaehne, T., McCaughan, G., Gorrell, M. (2003). Molecular chimeras and mutational analysis in the prolyl oligopeptidase gene family. In M. Hildebrandt, B. F. Klapp, T. Hoffman and H.-U. Demuth (Eds.), Dipeptidyl Aminopeptidases in Health and Disease, (pp. 49-55). NY: Springer.
  • Ajami, K., Abbott, C., Obradovic, M., Gysbers, V., Kahne, T., McCaughan, G., Gorrell, M. (2003). Structural requirements for catalysis, expression, dimerization in the CD26/DPIV gene family. Biochemistry, 42(3), 694-701.

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