Program



Thursday,  13th July 2017

08:15am - 08:45am

Registration
Tea & coffee available for purchase from Avist Café in Bio21 Atrium

08:45am - 09:00am

OPENING ADDRESS
Room: Bio21 Auditorium

08:45am

Symposium Chairs: Mike Griffin & Pierre Scotney

08:50am

Bio21 Institute Director: Professor Michael Parker

09:00am - 10:40am

SCIENCE SESSION 1
Room: Bio21 Auditorium

 

Chair: Sarah Atkinson

09:00am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Natalie Borg
The evolution of a structural biologist

 

Chairs: Toby Dite, Riley Metcalfe

09:40am

Student Speaker 1: Jonathan Bernardini
Parkin-mediated ubiquitination of the pro-apoptotic protein Bak 

10:00am



Student Speaker 2: Jessica Bridgford
An accumulation of unfolded polyubiquitinated proteins in the malaria parasite Plasmodium
falciparum underpins the activity of the first-line antimalarial drug artemisinin

10:20am

Student Speaker 3: Joshua Hardy
Using cryoEM to understand the assembly of circoviruses

10:40am -11:30am

Poster Session A & Morning Tea (Bio21 Atrium - ground level)
Please refer to the poster listing below

11:30am - 01:10pm

SCIENCE SESSION 2
Room: Bio21 Auditorium

 

Chair: Jon Oakhill

11:30am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: A/Prof James Murphy 
Dead enzymes, cell death and serendipity

 

Chairs: Pramod Subedi, Sebastian Broendum

12:10pm

Student Speaker 4: Angus Cowan
The Structure of Bak in Complex with Lipids: Implications for Pore Formation

12:30pm

Student Speaker 5: Carina Joe
Recombinant VLPs as superior drug candidates                                                     

12:50pm

Student Speaker 6: Steven Heaton
DDX3X modulates antiviral cytokine expression via the exportin-1 pathway                 

01:10pm - 02:30pm

Poster Session B & Lunch (Bio21 Atrium - ground level)
Please refer to the poster listing below

02:30pm - 03:40pm

CAREER Q&A PANEL
Room: Bio21 Auditorium

 

Chair: Pierre Scotney

02:30pm

CAREER PERSPECTIVE: Dr Karen Scalzo
Translational research – research scientist to clinical scientist

03:10pm

Panel discussion with Keynote Speakers

03:40pm - 04:00pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS
Room: Bio21 Auditorium 

 

Symposium Chairs: Mike Griffin & Pierre Scotney

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Social Hour (Mixer, Drinks & Nibbles) - (Bio21 Atrium - ground level)