Medicine and Radiology, RMH GR Seminar Series

Every week on Friday, until 18 Dec 2020

NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the seminars scheduled from March 30, will be held via ZOOM (until further notice). Please refer to internal communications for the Zoom details.

Medicine and Radiology@ Royal Melbourne Hospital runs a weekly GR Seminar Series every Friday (mostly) in the Ewing Lecture Theatre, 5th Floor, Clinical Sciences Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital (note: alternative venues will be notified).

Postgraduate seminars give students the opportunity to present their research projects during the confirmation process and to provide annual progress updates. For students presenting their Orations, it is an opportunity  to receive constructive feedback from an expert audience prior to thesis submission. We strongly encourage students and staff at Royal Melbourne Hospital to attend these presentations; independent input and feedback is greatly valued and helps the students to consolidate their ideas.

Note: Please contact Ms Kim Ng to schedule your seminars.


24 Jan

9.30 - 10.00 amHongJian ZhuJordan Jones

PhD Confirmation: Circulating Biomarkers in Glioma

Venue: Seminar Room, Level 5, CSB, RMH

31 Jan10.00 - 10.30 amMary GaleaFelix NgPhD Progress: Beyond Revascularisation: Maximizing Acute Stroke Treatment Outcome Post-reperfusion
31 Jan10.30 - 11.00 amAndrew BivardIzanne Roos PhD Progress: Treatment lag in progressive and remitting multiple sclerosis forms
Wed 5 Feb2.00 - 2.30 pmJohn HamiltonJessica HortonPhD Confirmation: Determinants of long-term immunity to malaria
7 Feb10.30 - 11.30 amPatricia DesmondShalini Amukotuwa

PhD Oration: Advanced neuroimaging techniques in cerebrovascular disease

7 Feb 11.30 am - 12.30 pmAdam Deane Kate Fetterplace

PhD Oration: Protein and energy delivery in critically ill adult patients and the impact on nutritional and patient centred outcomes

Mon 10 Feb3.00 - 3.30 pmMary GaleaJohn-Paul Nicolo

PhD Progress: Glutamate as a biomarker of post-stroke epilepsy

Venue: Tute Room 2, Level 4, CMR, RMH

Thur 13 Feb 8.00 am - 8.30 am Fary Khan Rahul Barmanray

PhD Confirmation: Investigating the relationship between adverse glycaemia and clinical outcomes in hospital: 'Connecting glucose to infection'

Venue: Seminar Room, Level 5, Clinical Sciences Building, RMH

21 Feb10.00 - 10.30 amMary GaleaPhilip Harraka

PhD progress: Genetics of glomerulonephritis

21 Feb11.30 am - 12.30 pm Stephen RogersonAgersew MengistPhD Oration: The role of neutrophils in the innate immune response in malaria
28 Feb8.00 - 9.00 amHongJian ZhuDilshan UdayasiriDMedSc Oration: Colorectal Cancer resection outcomes using administrative data
28 Feb10.00 - 10.30 amHongJian ZhuSarah StuartPhD Confirmation: The role of IL-11 Signaling in Glioblastoma Progression
Mon 2 Mar1.30 - 2.00 pmBruce CampbellRose Vaughan

PhD Progress: The role of intestinal ultrasound in prognosticating clinical outcomes in IBD and its feasibility as a Treat-to-Target tool (RIOTT studies)

Venue: Larkins Room, Level 4, Centre for Medical Research Building, RMH

6 Mar10.00 - 10.30 amJeffrey SzerAshvind PrabahranPhD Confirmation: Poor Graft Function Post Allogeneic Transplantation
6 Mar 12.00 - 1.00 pm Stephen Rogerson Hariharan Sugumar PhD Oration: AF & heart failure: “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma"
Thur 12 Mar11.00 am - 12.00 pmHongJian ZhuKen ChowPhD Oration: Identifying the Drivers of Aggression in
Prostate Cancer
13 Mar 9.00 - 9.30 am John Hamilton Anna Harutyunyan

PhD Confirmation: Epilepsy in Alzheimer’s Disease: mechanisms and molecular signature

13 Mar 12.00 - 12.30 pm HongJian Zhu Marija Dinevska

PhD Confirmation: Targeting cell invasion signalling hubs to enhance brain cancer therapy

20 Mar 12.00 - 12.30 pm Stephen Rogerson David Chieng PhD Confirmation: Optimising patient outcomes in atrial fibrillation (AF) catheter ablation
Mon 30 Mar11.00 - 11.30 amTracey WeilandNahid Moradi

PhD Confirmation: Biomarkers to Predict Individual Response to Multiple Sclerosis Therapies

3 April9.30 - 10.00 amJohn HamiltonPeravina ThergarajanPhD Progress: Neuroinflammation as biomarker and preventive treatment for acquired epilepsy
Thur 23 Apr1.00 - 1.30 pmChris FrenchKai Sin Chin

PhD Progress: The prevalence and influence of Alzheimer’s disease proteinopathies in dementia with Lewy bodies

24th April10.00 - 10.30 amMary GaleaScott McAlisterPhD Progress: The environmental and economic impacts associated with healthcare delivery in Australia
24th April10.30 - 11.00 amJohn HamiltonMESERET Kassa

PhD Progress: Characterising antibody responses to malaria in pregnancy in low transmission settings

Wed 29 April3.00 - 3.30 pmBev BiggsDilini RathnayakePhD Progress: Interactions between antibody and complement in immunity to P. falciparum malaria
1 May9.00 -10.00 amStephen RogersonSu Yi LeePhD Oration: The Role of Rehabilitation in Disaster Settings
1 May12.00 - 1.00 pmAndrew ZaleskyYe TianPhD Oration: Topographic organization of the human insular cortex and subcortex in health and neuropsychiatric illness
8 May 10.00 - 11.00 am Alex BoussioutasYu-Kuan HuangPhD Oration: Investigating the role of macrophages in gastric cancer
15 May 10.00 - 10.30 am Stephen Rogerson Jaclyn Bishop PhD Progress:  Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian regional and rural hospitals
15 May1.00 - 2.00 pmBen HarrisonKaren SavagePhD Oration: Neuroimaging biomarkers in Generalised Anxiety Disorder and associated modulations following anxiolytic intervention
Thur 21 May4.00 - 4.30 pmHongJian ZhuAdilson TeixeiraPhD Confirmation: Cancer-associated fibroblasts: Master inducers of breast cancer progression by secretion of exosomal TGF-b
29 May10.00 - 10.30 amStephen RogersonTanya LupancuPhD Progress: The role of CCL17 and CCL22 in inflammatory arthritis
Tues 2 Jun2.30 - 3.00 pmAdam DeaneJeewanadee HettiarachchiPhD Confirmation: Nutritional status, needs and intake of geriatric rehabilitation patients
Thur 11 Jun10.00 - 10.30 amVanessa CropleyGeorgia CaruanaPhD Confirmation: Understanding factors associated with white matter integrity in bipolar disorder
12 Jun 9.00- 10.00 amHongJian ZhuAhmad ZulkifliPhD Oration: Understanding and Overcoming Tumour Resistance to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Targeted Therapy
Thur 25 Jun9.30 - 10.30 amStephen RogersonAi-Lan Nguyen

PhD Oration: Multiple sclerosis: modifiable risk factors and quantifiable outcomes

Thur 25 Jun10.00 - 10.30 amChris HovensDan Costello

PhD Confirmation: ReSET Robotics - Remodelling Surgical Education and Training in Robotics

3 Jul11.30 am - 12.30 pmMary GaleaRam ParameswaranPhD Oration: Mechanisms driving persistent AF – Insights from Endocardial-epicardial dissociation and regional high-density mapping of the human atrium
17 Jul10.00 - 11.00 amStephen RogersonIrene RudermanPhD Oration: Novel Aspects in the pathogenesis of Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD)
24 Jul10.00 - 10.30 amMary GaleaTze Jian ChinPhD Progress: Medication use of anti-cholesterol drugs and cognitive decline in ageing
24 Jul10.00 - 11.00 amStephen RogersonShahrul Azmin RaniPhD Oration: Duloxetine for pain in Parkinsons Disease
24 Jul12.30 pm - 1.30 pmChris StewardMyrte StrikPhD Oration: An investigation of motor disabilities in people with multiple sclerosis using advanced magnetic resonance imaging
31 Jul9.00 - 9.30 amMary GaleaJohn DibatoPhD Progress: Exploring the Bi-directional Association Between Depression and Diabetes: A Real-world Electronic Medical Records Based Study
31 Jul10.00 - 10.30 amStephen RogersonSimon ChongDMedSc Progress: Publication Bias and The Effect of Mandatory Trial Registration in Anaesthesia Literature
11 Sept9.00 - 10.00 amMary GaleaFana AlemsegedPhD Oration: Treatment and prognosis in posterior circulation ischaemic stroke: insights from the Basilar Artery Treatment and  MANagement (BATMAN) collaboration
Mon 14 Sept12.00 - 1.00 pmStephen RogersonLihuan GuanPhD Progress:  Topic tba
18 Sept10.00 - 10.30 amBruce CampbellRobert Anderson
PhD Progress: Ventricular Tachycardia: From Mechanisms to Therapies
8 Oct10.00 - 10.30 amStephen RogersonJoanne TropeaPhD Progress: IMproving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMPETUS-D)