Departmental Seminars

Every week on Monday, until 26th Nov 2018
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2018 Seminars Series (no RSVP required)

Next Seminars:

Making your research visible in Medline
Monday 24 September 2018 - 12.30pm - Level 7, Royal Women's Hospital, Seminar Room 7D/E

Catherine Voutier, Clinical Librarian, RMH, RWH, PMCC, Victorian Mental Health

There are over 27 million citations in Medline, so how do you make your research findable? What words would your colleagues type into PubMed to search for articles similar to your research? This session will cover using essential words in the Title and Abstract  (and sometimes, the Keyword field) that will ensure good indexing (choice of MeSH terms) and discoverability.


Upcoming Seminars:

Grant Writing
Monday 1 October 2018 - 12.30pm - Level 7 - Royal Women's Hospital, Seminar Room 7A/B

Dr Suzy Ryan, Senior Research Initiatives Coordinator, MDHS Research Development, The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne


Potential role of adipose tissue derived exosomes in the pathogenesis of GDM
Monday 8 October 2018 - 1pm - Lecture Theatre, Level 4, Mercy Hospital for Women

Nanthini Jayabalan, PhD Candidate, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
The University of Melbourne

GDM is glucose intolerance diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy with obesity and inflammation proposed as possible causative factors. However, this may not be the full story. Recently, a great interest in the field of extracellular vesicles has been observed in the literature, especially of exosomes. Exosomes act as shuttles to deliver bioactive molecules that alter the biological functions of the recipient cells. Adipose tissue derived exosomes reported to mediate metabolic diseases, including insulin resistance. It is possible adipose tissue-derived exosomes mediate the communication between adipose tissue and placenta, contributing for the development of GDM.


Honours Project Presentations - Emily Bellis, Anna Dan & Greer Waters
Monday 8 October 2018 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7D/E

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
The University of Melbourne


Predatory Publishers
Monday 15 October 2018 - 12.30pm - Level 7, RWH Hospital Seminar Room 7A/B

Catherine Voutier, RMH, RWH, PMCC, Victorian Mental Health


Testing therapeutics in an obese mouse model of preeclampsia
Monday 5 November 2018 - 1pm - Lecture Theatre, Level 4, Mercy Hospital for Women

Natasha Pritchard, PhD Candidate
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,The University of Melbourne

Preeclampsia is a serious condition in pregnancy that causes high blood pressure and damage to the mother's organs. At the moment, delivery is the only cure, which can mean a baby needs to be delivered severely preterm in order to save the mother. Obesity is one of the greatest public health issues of our time, and increases the risk of preeclampsia. We have developed an obese mouse model of preeclampsia, and aim to test two drugs, metformin and esomeprazole. Metformin is commonly used in diabetes, and esomeprazole commonly used in gastric reflux. Both drugs have been shown to be safe in pregnancy. We aim to test if these known safe drugs can reduce preeclampsia in our obese mouse model.


Any queries regarding this seminar, please contact Liliana liliana.donisi@unimelb.edu.au