Department of Medicine - Austin Doyle Research in Progress Seminar

Every week on Thursday, until 9th Nov 2017
12pm - 1pm

Department of Medicine at Heidelberg Campus runs a weekly Austin Doyle Research in Progress seminar series every Thursday from 12 to 1 pm in the Seminar room 1-2, Level 2, Melbourne Brain Centre, Austin Hospital.

A light refreshment is served from 1pm onwards.




16 March

Jessie Yang

PhD student supervised by A/Prof Sof Andrikopoulos

Identification and Characterisation of Genes Associated with Hyperglycaemia and Reduced insulin secretion

23 March

Prof David Thorburn

Head, Mitochondrial Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and Dept of Paediatrics, Univ. of Melbourne

Genes and mechanisms underlying inherited disorders of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation

30 March

Dr Salvatore Mangiafico

Postdoctoral Researcher, Inslet Biology and Metabolism Laboratory, Department of Medicine – Austin Health

A novel role of  the Alzheimer’s Protein Tau in Pancreatic Insulin Secretion and Type 2 Diabetes

20 April


27 April

Honours students presentation

4 May

A/Prof Martha Lappas

Head; Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group, University of Melbourne

Dietary phytophenols as novel therapeutics to prevent the development of GDM

18 May

A/Prof Itamar Levinger

Leader - Cardiovascular Function Research Group, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University


25 May

Prof Terence J. O'Brien

Departments of Medicine & Neurology, University of Melbourne

Developing anti-epileptogenic treatments for acquired epilepsy

15 June

Dr Jason Trubiano

PhD student supervised by Prof Lindsay Grayson

Antibiotic allergy testing and its impact on antimicrobial stewardship in the immunocompromised host

22 June



29 June

Dr John Whitlam

PhD candidate supervised by Prof David Power

Exploiting copy number variation to measure donor/recipient chimerism as a graft health biomarker in transplantation

20 July


27 July


3 August

Indu Rajapaksha

PhD candidate supervised by Dr Chandana Herath & Prof Peter Angus

Therapeutic potential of targeting the renin angiotensin system (RAS) in chronic liver disease

10 August

Aaron Warren

PhD candidate supervised by Dr John Archer & Dr David Abbott & Prof Graeme Jackson

Cognitive network dysfunction in epileptic encephalopathy

17 August


24 August

Kira Edwards

PhD candidate supervised by Prof Joe Proitetto

Investigation of the impact of degree of weight loss, and severity of overweight on physiological adaptations to weight loss

To be continued…

Any query regarding this seminar, please contact Ms. Minh Nguyen at