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The full PDF program can be downloaded here: (2022 LIMS Fellows Symposium Program)


Session One - Invited Speaker, Flash talks & Short Talks

9.30 Welcome and housekeeping:  Dr Eduard Willms and Professor Patrick Humbert 

10.00 INVITED SPEAKER: Laureate Professor Peter Doherty

10.40 Moritz EissmannSTAT3 signaling in the tumor microenvironment promotes primary gastric cancer growth and metastasis formation

10.50 Daniel Missailidis - Mitochondrial, metabolic and signalling dysfunction in cells from people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

11.00 Trang Nguyen - Modulation of inflammatory cytokine production by cGMP and Interleukin-1 receptor associated kinase-3 (IRAK3)

11.10 Ashley Razario - Applications of Super Resolution Microscopy for Subcellular Biology

11.20 Guneet Bindra - Evidence for an epididymal-specific, phospholipid-targeting  human defensin in immunomodulation

11.23 Vernise Lim - An attenuated murine EAE variant for evaluating multiple sclerosis candidate therapies

11.26 Soheila Sabouri - The rational design of the AIE probes to visualize and quantify proteostasis imbalances in cells

11.29 Vivian Tran - Characterising a new and improved mouse model of diet-induced metabolic syndrome



Morning Tea Break


Session Two - Invited Speaker, Flash talks & Short Talks

12.00 INVITED SPEAKER: A/Prof Joanna Groom (WEHI)

12.30 Emma Grant - CD8+ T cell cross-reactivity towards conserved influenza A and B epitopes​

12.40 Lucas Newton How do red blood cells lose their nucleus, and where do they go?

12.50 Charlotte Roelofs - MYC as the master regulator of dormancy in TNBC

1.00 Chitti Sai Vara Prasad - Understanding the role of extracellular vesicles in cancer cachexia

1.10 Cheree Fitzgibbon - The importance of tailoring baculovirus amplification for recombinant protein production in insect cells to improve yield and turnaround time.

1.13 Zoe Day - Novel formulation of undecylenic acid induces tumour cell apoptosis

1.16 Liana Theodoridis - Investigating the antimalarial activity of novel heterospirocyclic compounds in drug-resistant parasites

1.19 Jay Laws - Lipid droplets act as platforms for innate immune signalling proteins


Lunch Break - Poster Session

Buddhila Wickramasinghe - Pharmacological Inhibition of Interleukin-18 Prevents Deoxycorticosterone/Salt-Induced Hypertension and Renal Inflammation

Juliani Juliani - Beclin1 as a novel regulator of gastrointestinal health

Zahra Telikani - The role of lipid droplets in antiviral immunity of alternate brain cell types

Sharon Tran - The mammalian autophagy protein, BECLIN1, is critically required in intestinal epithelial cells and murine survival

Amy Hodge - Antigen presentation by dendritic cell-derived apoptotic bodies

Oana Sanislav - Mitochondrial Complex II dysfunction in Dictyostelium discoideum

Taeyoung  Kang - Oncogenic β-catenin regulates partial senescence and secretion of exosomes

Sanjay Shahi - Understanding the role of EVs in cancer progression and metastasis

Santosh Rama Bhadra Tata - Visualising 5-HT3 receptors associated with mitochondria

Sophie Morgan - Optimisation of super resolution techniques to visualise genomic architecture and processes

Jacinta Agius - Investigating the Immune Control of Herpesvirus Infection in Marine Molluscs

Akbar Marzan - Repurposing of Antibiotic Sulfisoxazole Inhibits Lipolysis in Pre-Clinical Model of Cancer-Associated Cachexia

Lynette Mirembe - The effect of BPA on meiotic recombination effects in spermatocytes visualised by dSTORM super-resolution microscopy

Georgie Attree - Retinoic acid regulation of epididymal function

Christopher Reimann - Ectodomain shedding on extracellular vesicles (EVs): The link between the metalloprotease ADAM10 and EVs in primary rat cortex cells

Abbey Milligan - Super Resolution Microscopy of Virally Functional Lipid Droplets

Kyle Bramich - Utility of dasatinib to treat cancer-induced cachexia

Dilara Ozkocak - Help from beyond the grave: understanding the therapeutic role of apoptotic bodies


Session Three - Flash Talks, Short Talks & Prizes

2.20 Claire Allan - The Dictyostelium model for Mucolipidosis Type IV

2.30 Dinesh Raghu - Intraepithelial lymphocytes: Diversity in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and its role in colon cancer

2.40 Rhynelle Dmello - Combined targeting strategy of gp130/STAT3 inhibitors with chemotherapy and SMAC mimetics potently enhances pro-apoptotic responses in colorectal cancer

2.50 David Chisanga - Impact of the choice of annotation on the quantification of RNA-seq data

3.00 Michael Harris - IAP antagonism triggers TNFα production from tumour infiltrating immune cells to eliminate osteosarcoma metastases

3.10 Ryan O’Keefe - Targeting the Tuft cells-Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cell cytokine circuit in Gastric Cancer

3.20 Bree Melberg - Cell Polarity signalling at the Birth of Multicelularity

3.23 Anne Huber - Proof of principle that loss of mismatch repair protein reduces tumour burden in mouse model of gastric cancer

3.26 Will Phillips - Isolation of serum-derived extracellular vesicles utilising captocore multimodal chromatography

3.29 Ella Johnston - Pseudomonas aeruginosa releases outer membrane vesicles containing plasmid DNA that can be transferred to recipient bacteria

3.32 Tayla Hughes - Single cell transcriptomic profiling of the hypertensive mouse aorta

3.35 Shauni Omond - Regeneration of Circadian Activity Rhythms in Decapitated Flatworms

3.40 Holsworth Biomedical Research Initiative - Undergrad Intensive Workshop Presentations

4.00 Final Closing Remarks and Awards- Brian Abbey


Networking Drinks

We are also hosting networking drinks in the AgrioBio foyer following the symposium, so please come along and share a drink with us (a generous tab will be provided), EVERYONE IS WELCOME

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