We offer a busy calendar of events, which are variously available to the public, our graduates, future and current students, and staff.

Bacterially-derived heterocyclic immunostimulants

24 June 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Jeffrey Mak, IMB, will be presenting 'Bacterially-derived heterocyclic immunostimulants'. His talk will describe the discovery of 5-OP-RU, its rationally described synthesis via kinetic control, its vaccination and immunotherapeutic properties, as well as its systematic modification leading to the creation of stable analogues and chemical tools for studying MAIT cell biology.

Special MBS Seminar - Studying ageing-related susceptibility to mycobacterial infection with zebrafish embryos

5 July 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Stefan Oehlers (A*STAR Infectious Diseases) will be presenting 'Studying ageing-related susceptibility to mycobacterial infection with zebrafish embryos'. In this presentation he will be discussing the mechanisms by which loss of telomerase expression impairs immunity and his approach to dissecting the mechanism by which prior TB infection increases the risk of infection with superinfecting mycobacteria.

TBD

8 October 2024 2:00pm3:00pm
A/Prof Lutz Krause, of Microba, will be presenting the 2024 Skerman Lecture

Infection and Immunity Theme Seminar

31 May 2024 3:00pm4:00pm
The Infection and Immunity Theme welcomes everyone to attend the May seminar session, presentations by Sophie van Leur, Xiaohui Wang, and Hyoyoung (Lia) Kim.

Antiviral strategies for mosquito-borne viruses: a ‘buzzing’ role for the mosquito vector?

27 May 2024 12:00pm
The SCMB- Molecular Biosciences Seminar Series Welcomes Assistant Professor Leen Delang (KU Leuven) who will be presenting 'Antiviral strategies for mosquito-borne viruses: a ‘buzzing’ role for the mosquito vector?'

The interplay of myeloid cells and autoreactive T lymphocytes activated by gut-derived bacteria in spondyloarthropathy

15 May 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Anne-Sophie Bergot (Frazer Institute) will be presenting 'The interplay of myeloid cells and autoreactive T lymphocytes activated by gut-derived bacteria in spondyloarthropathy'.

Using charge-assisted hydrogen bonds for supramolecular chemistry in water

13 May 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
The SCMB Chemistry Seminar Series will next host Associate Professor Nicholas White from the Australian National University next Monday (13th May). His talk, "Using charge-assisted hydrogen bonds for supramolecular chemistry in water" will be held in the AIBN Lecture Room at 1 pm. Please do join us for another exciting seminar!

Lessons from the LESTR project: measuring cattle methane emissions under grazing conditions

8 May 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
A/Prof Marina Fortes, SCMB, will be presenting "Lessons from the LESTR project: measuring cattle methane emissions under grazing conditions".

Glauber and Dippel. Alchemy, Gold-making, animal oil, and Prussian blue

29 April 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Prof Curt Wentrup, SCMB, will be presenting 'Glauber and Dippel. Alchemy, Gold-making, animal oil, and Prussian blue'.

Second Generation Molecular Clamp Platform for the Development of Subunit Vaccines for Viral Pathogens

17 April 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Keith Chappell, SCMB/AIBN, will be presenting 'Second Generation Molecular Clamp Platform for the Development of Subunit Vaccines for Viral Pathogens'.

Fabricating stable, selective catalyst layers on gas diffusion electrodes for high current density CO2 electrolysis

15 April 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
A/Prof Tom Rufford, School of Chemical Engineering, will be presenting 'Fabricating stable, selective catalyst layers on gas diffusion electrodes for high current density CO2 electrolysis'. In this seminar, Tom will highlight their recent work on electrode fabrication to improve the efficiency and stability of gas diffusion electrodes (GDE) in CO2 electrolysers. The key examples he will share are studies on (1) wettability and flooding of electrolytes in the GDE and (2) optimizing the catalyst ink formation to prepare highly selective catalyst layers for C2+ production. He will conclude the presentation with a summary of research approaches in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Green Electrochemical Transformation of CO2 (GETCO2) to address some of the future challenges in CO2 electrolysis and related technologies.

Polymer/inorganic Nanohybrids in Biomedical Applications: From Nanoparticle-Based Therapeutics to 3D-Printed Soft Robots

3 April 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Ruirui Qiao, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, will be presenting 'Polymer/inorganic Nanohybrids in Biomedical Applications: From Nanoparticle-Based Therapeutics to 3D-Printed Soft Robots'.

Structural and Mechanistic Insights into Nutrient Transport at the Blood Brain Barrier

27 March 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Rosemary Cater (IMB) will be presenting "Structural and Mechanistic Insights into Nutrient Transport at the Blood Brain Barrier"

Structural Biology and Biochemistry (SBB) Theme Seminar

27 March 2024 10:00am11:00am
Structural Biology and Biochemistry (SBB) Theme welcomes everyone to attend the March seminar session, presentations by Dr Yoochan Myung and Dr Ariel Isaacs. The seminar is to be followed by morning tea at the secret garden (Building 76).

Infection and Immunity Theme

22 March 2024 3:00pm4:00pm
The first Infection and Immunity Theme Seminar will feature three speakers: Dr Michaela Blyton, Mikaela Bell, and James Potter.

Understanding cell cycle regulation and DNA replication with high content imaging and nanopore sequencing

20 March 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Mathew Jones, SCMB/Frazer Institute, will be presenting "Understanding cell cycle regulation and DNA replication with high content imaging and nanopore sequencing".

Polymer/inorganic Nanohybrids in Biomedical Applications: From Nanoparticle-Based Therapeutics to 3D-Printed Soft Robots

18 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Ruirui Qiao, of AIBN, will be presenting 'Polymer/inorganic Nanohybrids in Biomedical Applications: From Nanoparticle-Based Therapeutics to 3D-Printed Soft Robots'.

Electrochemical Synthesis of an Axitinib Intermediate – A Pharma Case Study

4 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr David Cantillo, of SCMB, will be presenting "lectrochemical Synthesis of an Axitinib Intermediate – A Pharma Case Study".

Structural Biology and Biochemistry (SBB) Theme Seminar

29 February 2024 10:00am11:00am
Structural Biology and Biochemistry (SBB) Theme Seminar's first seminar for the year will take place 29 February with Shannon Jewel and Isacc Tucker presenting. The Kobe lab will cater morning tea after the session in the secret garden.

Bioactive secondary metabolites from Australian macrofungi

19 February 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Kylie Agnew-Francis will be presenting "Bioactive secondary metabolites from Australian macrofungi", and in this presentation she will discuss preliminary findings from two genus of Australian fungi, Hericium and Kretzschmaria, collected from Tasmanian and Queensland rainforests, and how they are able to leverage these findings to engage with government, community organisations and other industries.

Plant fungal endophytes – hidden immune systems in plants?

9 February 2024 2:00pm3:00pm
A/Prof John Dearnaley, the University of Southern Queensland, will be presenting 'Plant fungal endophytes – hidden immune systems in plants?'

Key for a lock: using structural biology in new mode-of-action herbicide development

28 November 2023 2:30pm3:30pm
Professor Josh Mylne of Curtin University will be presenting the 2023 Biochemistry Alumni Lecture, 'Key for a lock: using structural biology in new mode-of-action herbicide development'.

Hybrid Drugs to Kill Nasty Bugs: Combining antibiotics to fight antimicrobial resistance

27 November 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr Anthony Verderosa, from IMB, will present 'Hybrid Drugs to Kill Nasty Bugs: Combining antibiotics to fight antimicrobial resistance'

Evolutionary ecology of avian influenza viruses in Australia, and how this may inform our preparation for HPAI

27 November 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr. Michelle Wille, University of Melbourne, will be presenting 'Evolutionary ecology of avian influenza viruses in Australia, and how this may inform our preparation for HPAI'

En-Light-ening C-H functionalization

22 November 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Prof. Debabrata Maiti of the Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, will be presenting 'En-Light-ening C-H functionalization'.

Unlocking the biochemical “secrets” that control T cell-mediated antibody response

22 November 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Zhian (Anthony) Chen of the UQ Frazer Institute will be presenting 'Unlocking the biochemical “secrets” that control T cell-mediated antibody response'

2023 SCMB Research Students Symposium

20 November 2023 9:00am4:00pm
The 19th Annual Symposium is organised by and for SCMB's research (HDR, PGCW and Honours) students.

A journey in understanding HIV assembly - implications on protein trafficking

15 November 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
Prof Johnson Mak, of the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University (Gold Coast) will be presenting 'A journey in understanding HIV assembly - implications on protein trafficking'.

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