Monday, 8 February 2016

CID update – Week beginning 8 February 2016

Hudson Institute Special Seminar
Friday 12 February, 11am-12pm, Level 3 Boardrooms, Hudson Institute
Dr Sun Hur from Boston Children's Hospital presents "Innate immune mechanism for viral dsRNA detection - stories on RIG–I–like receptors".
A print out of Dr Hur’s profile and selected publications is available on the CID Noticeboard

CID Weekly Seminar Series
There will be no seminar on Tuesday 9 February (this seminar has been cancelled and was replaced with the Special Seminar held on Thursday 4 February)

The next CID seminar will be held on Tuesday 16 February

Role of monocytes in acute glomerulonephritis presented by Dr Michaela Finsterbusch, Erwin Schrōdinger Fellow, CID

Since 2014, Michaela is part Prof. Michael Hickey’s group at CID, Monash University, where she studies immune-modulatory mechanisms of leukocytes in experimental glomerulonephritis. In 2015, Michaela has been awarded an Erwin Schroedinger Fellowship. Michaela graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna in 2009 with a Master’s degree in Biomedicine/Analytics. From 2009-2013 she joined Prof. Nourshargh’s group at the William Harvey Research Institute in London to do her PhD, focussing on immune and vascular functions in experimental models of inflammation. After completing, Michaela stayed in London to work in Prof. Amrita Ahluwalia’s lab at the William Harvey Research Institute on the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1), before moving to Melbourne. 

Interesting issues in hepatology: coffee & concurrent diseases  presented by Dr Alex Hodge, SCS Early Career Practitioner Fellow, CID

Dr Hodge graduated from Simon Fraser University in Biology (Vancouver, Canada) and worked as a molecular biologist at Stem Cell Technologies.  After moving to Australia he graduated with honours in medicine from the University of Sydney and then trained in internal medicine at Westmead and Concord hospitals in Sydney.  Alex completed his Gastroenterology specialist training between Canberra and Melbourne at The Alfred hospital.  In early 2015 he completed a PhD at Monash University under the supervision of Professor William Sievert, focusing on stem cell therapy for liver cirrhosis and lifestyle modification for fatty liver (NAFLD).  Alex is a consultant at Monash Health where he attends gastroenterology and hepatology clinics, performs endoscopy and Fibroscan (liver fibrosis imaging.  He was awarded the inaugural Monash University’s School of Clinical Sciences’ Early Career Practitioner Fellowship in 2015 to continue his research in the field of fibrosis and fatty liver disease.  

CID Website
The CID website has been updated to a new format.  Andrea will be updating the content over the next few months.  Research Groups will be requested to review and update their pages over the next few months.  All feedback on the CID website is welcome.  Please contact Dr Andrea Johannessen, CID Strategic Development Officer – 857 22861 or or Room 20, Level 5 Block E.  

CID Noticeboard
A CID noticeboard has been set up in the corridor opposite Richard Kitching’s office.  Please refer to the notice board for information such as upcoming seminars.
You are welcome to add notices and posters relevant to staff and students in the Centre.

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