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Through knowledge exchange, collaboration and advocacy, our BABS Seminar Series will educate and empower audiences to improve lives and create real change.

BABS Seminar Series 2024

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DATE TIME LOCATION SPEAKER Title
1-Feb-24 1-2pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Dr Selene Fernandez-Valverde, Senior Lecturer, BABS Evolution as a lens into lncRNA functionality
8-Feb-24 1-2pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Prof Shane Grey, Head of School, BABS From the silk road to human trial - gene therapy for type 1 diabetes
15-Feb-24 3-4pm Mathews Theatre D (D23) Prof Gerd Blobel, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA Chromatin organizing principles
22-Feb-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre C (D23) Emma Harding - BABS PhD Exit Seminar & Dr Gee Chong Ling, Lecturer - Education Focussed, BABS Emma - Expanding the global virome: utilising bioinformatics to discover new exogenous and endogenous viruses in vertebrates
Gee - Integrating Students as Partner (SaP) Program into undergraduate courses 
29-Feb-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre C (D23) Annalise Psaila & Carina (Paola) Cornejo Paramo - BABS PhD Exit Seminars Annalise - Using immune cells to combat obesity: adipose tissue eosinophils as mediators of metabolic homeostasis
Paola - Metazoan transcriptional regulation:
Insights from motif models and evolutionary patterns
7-Mar-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre C (D23) Allegra Angeloni & Isidora Simovic - BABS PhD Exit Seminars Allegra - DNA methylation in evolution, development, and disease
Isidora - To eat or not to eat: the role of autophagy in Helicobacter pylori - related gastric carcinogenesis
14-Mar-24     No seminar this week (there will be a Gendered Violence Panel Discussion on instead)  
21-Mar-24     No seminar this week - Flex week  
28-Mar-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre C (D23) A/Prof Martin Smith, Director, Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, BABS A regulatory symphony of RNA: Single molecule transcriptomics expands the importance of the non-coding genome
4-Apr-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre C (D23) A/Prof Tatyana Chtanova, BABS Inflammation, infection and immunotherapy under the microscope
11-Apr-24 3-4pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Prof Judy Storch, Rutgers University, NJ, USA Cholesterol trafficking in Niemann-Pick C disease
18-Apr-24     No seminar this week - School Holidays  
25-Apr-24     No seminar this week - School Holidays & ANZAC DAY  
2-May-24 1-2pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Feifei Su, BABS PhD Exit Seminar & Dr Lorenzo Travaglini, BABS Postdoctoral Fellow

Feifei - Neuronal growth regulator 1 (NEGR1) promotes the synaptic targeting of glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD65) 

Lorenzo - Fabrication of electronically conductive protein-heme nanowires for power harvesting

9-May-24 1-2pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Maddy Mccoy, Accelerator Program  The role of Accelerators in Building successful Biotech companies
16-May-24 3-4pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Dr Ira Deveson, Garvan  All the fun things we can do with long-read sequencing
23-May-24 1-2pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Prof John Mattick, BABS Enhancers are genes 
30-May-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre D (D23) Dr Dougall Norris, BABS Postdoctoral Fellow & Dr Lana Ly, Associate Lecturer - Education Focussed, BABS 

Dougall - The role of ORP proteins and phospholipids in plasma membrane repair

Lana - Lecture Hacks: Boosting Student Engagement and Retention

6-Jun-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre D (D23) Prof Andrew Brown, BABS Coming to grips with a rogue cholesterol synthesis enzyme
13-Jun-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre D (D23) Tansel Ersavas, BABS PhD Candidate How to survive the AI tsunami: Transforming bioscience, biotechnology and beyond
20-Jun-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre D (D23) Dr Ksenia Svkortsova, Garvan Institute of Medical Research Of Sea Urchins, mice and men: conservation of epigenetic regulation
27-Jun-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre D (D23) Dr Manan Shah, BABS Postdoctoral Fellow  A epigenetic reader domain can direct an artificial transcription factor to new target genes
4-Jul-24     No seminar today - Flex week  

5-Jul-24

*SPECIAL SEMINAR*

11am-12pm Patricia O'Shane 105, Patricia O'Shane Building E19, UNSW

Dr Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, National Human Genome Research Institute   

U.S. National Institutes of Health

History of the Human Genome Project: The Good, the Ugly, and the Funny

…as Told by a Front-Line Participant

11-Jul-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre D (D23) Adjunct Associate Lecturer Laurence Luu, BABS & Chancellor's Research Fellow and Lecturer at UTS TBC
18-Jul-24     No seminar this week - School Holidays  
25-Jul-24 3-4pm Mathews Theatre C (D23) Dr Fabien Plisson TBC
1-Aug-24 1-2pm Mathews Theatre D (D23) Dr Nicole Green, BABS Research Associate & Pantea Pooladvand, BABS Research Associate TBC
8-Aug-24 1-2pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Dr Megan Lenardon, Senior Lecturer & Associate Director of Teaching, BABS TBC
15-Aug-24 1-2pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Prof Paul Curmi, Physics & A/Prof Matthew Baker, BABS TBC - SSP talks
22-Aug-24 3-4pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Prof Buzz Baum, MRC LMB, Cambridge UK  Our archaeal origins
29-Aug-24 1-2pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) Dr Daniel Fernández Ruiz, Senior Research Fellow, UNSW RNA Institute, School of Biomedical Sciences & Dr Juli Wang, Research Associate, BABS  TBC
5-Sep-24 1-2pm Pioneer International Theatre G04, AGSM (G27) A/Prof Cecile King, BABS TBC
12-Sep-24 1-2pm TBC Angelita Liang, BABS PhD Exit Seminar & Dr Saleh Alquethamy, BABS Postdoctoral Fellow TBC
19-Sep-24 1-2pm TBC Dr Frances Byrne, BABS TBC
26-Sep-24 3-4pm TBC Dr Martyn Bullock, NSLHD Senior Scientific Officer & USyd Senior Research Fellow What the FOXE1? Unraveling Its Secrets in Thyroid Diseases
3-Oct-24     No seminar this week - School Holidays  
10-Oct-24     No seminar this week - School Holidays  
17-Oct-24     No seminar this week - Flex week  
24-Oct-24 1-2pm TBC Benjamin Hanrahan & Divya Shah - BABS PhD Exit Seminars TBC
31-Oct-24 3-4pm TBC TBC (Teaching seminar)
TBC
7-Nov-24 1-2pm TBC Dr Sergey Kurdyukov, BABS Research Associate & Dr Mitchell Cummins, BABS Postdoctoral Fellow TBC
14-Nov-24 1-2pm TBC Tanu Sridhar & Kris Abdullah - BABS PhD Exit Seminars  TBC
21-Nov-24 3-4pm TBC Dr Sandro Fernandes Ataide, University of Sydney TBC
28-Nov-24 1-2pm TBC Tansel Ersavas & Lewis Mercer - BABS PhD Exit Seminars  TBC

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