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Dr Kevin Keane presented a poster ‘Benefits of Growth Hormone Supplementation in Fresh IVF Cycles of Poor-Prognosis Cases are Dependent on Patient Age, Antral Follicle Count and Ovarian Stimulation Protocol’, at the 6th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) from April 8 to April 10 2016. 


Speaking invitations

Professor Marco Falasca was an Invited speaker at the sixth special meeting: ‘ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) Proteins: From Multidrug Resistance to Genetic Disease’, held in Innsbruck, Austria, from March 5 to March 11 2016.



Professor Deirdre Coombe, Associate Professor Delia Nelson and Associate Professor Pritinder Kaur accompanied Pro Vice-Chancellor, Michael Berndt, as part of a delegation to a scientific workshop at the National Centre for Cell Science in Pune, India, from March 18 to March 19 2016.


Visiting scholars

Five adjuncts have visited the school since January, namely:

  • Professor Shazib Pervaiz, National University of Singapore (NUS).
  • Dr Gopal Kundu, National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, India.
  • Dr Alan Prem Kumar, National University of Singapore (NUS).
  • Dr Gautam Sethi, National University of Singapore (NUS).
  • Dr Sudha Warrier, Manipal School of Regenerative Medicine (SORM), Manipal University, Bangalore, India.


Explore your most interesting genome competition

Dr Kylie Munyard, Dr Mark Richardson, and Associate Professor Terje Raudsepp entered their project ‘Sequencing the Amazing and Enigmatic Alpaca to Understand Colour Genes’ (Amazing Alpacas) in the Explore Your Most Interesting Genome SMRT Grant program. Their project made it to the final round, where they competed for public votes along with four other international university teams. A prize of US$10,000 worth of PacBio long read sequencing was on offer to the team with the most votes. Although their Alpaca project did not receive the most votes, Dr Munyard thanked her supporters and said that the competition had been fun.



Congratulations to Associate Professor Elizabeth Watkin, who has been elected by members of the Faculty Research Strategy committee as the health sciences representative on the University Research and Development Committee for 2016 to 2018.


Grants and publications

Congratulations to all our staff who have submitted grant applications or been awarded grants.

Many of our staff members have recently published their research.

A number of staff members have articles awaiting publication.


Research seminar series

National, international and local researchers have presented their work in the school’s fortnightly research seminar series, which has been well attended.