Seminars - Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Below seminars are held in the Doherty Auditorium, Ground Floor.
Update March 2022: Department seminars will be delivered in a hybrid format.

Research Seminars - Held on Thursdays 12.00pm – 1.00pm.

Special Research Seminars - In addition to the usual Thursday Research Seminars, there may be occasional Special Research Seminars which could be held at different times.

PhD Completion Orations - Held on Fridays from 3.00pm – 4.00pm.

Below seminars are held in the larger Seminar Room GM002, Ground Floor Mezzanine

Currently on hold
Work in Progress Seminar Series
- generally held every third Thursday of each month at 4pm

Currently on hold
Respiratory Research Seminars
- generally held every third Monday of each month at 11am

Seminar attendees are welcome to refreshments after every each seminar.

Enquiries: micro-admin@unimelb.edu.au

2022 DEPARTMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR SCHEDULE

DATESPEAKERTITLEHOST 
24 March Dr Belinda Hall
University of Surrey, UK
How the exotoxin mycolactonedrives Buruli ulcer pathology
Zoom ID: 861 5591 0502
Prof Tim Stinear
Wednesday
30 March, 12pm
Dr Jason Kelly
Fiona Elsey Cancer Center, Ballarat
The functional potential of MAIT cells in human colorectal cancer.
In-person only, L5 Seminar Room
Dr Hamish McWilliam
31 March A/Prof Kaylene Simpson
Peter Mac
Using multi-OMIC approaches to drive target discovery
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571 
Dr Nick Scott
28 April Dr Michelle Wille
University of Sydney
Towards an understanding of the ecology of viruses in wild birds
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571 
Dr Danielle Ingle
Monday
9 May, 3:30pm
Genoveffa Franchini, M.D. HIV vaccine candidate efficacy augmented by the zinc finger inhibitor SAMT-247 via NK cytotoxicity, monocytes efferocytosis and decreased T-cell activation
Zoom ID: 863 8329 9492
Prof Damian Purcell
12 May Dr Karl Hassan
University of Newcastle
A decade of research into Acinetobacter efflux pumps
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571 
Dr Nick Scott
19 May Justin S. A. Perry, Ph.D. M.A. (Weill Cornell Medical Center (USA) Novel adaptations supports homeostatic apoptotic cell clearance by macrophages in limited-oxygen environments
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571 
Presented by POSSIIM
26 May Dr Cyril Seillet
WEHI
Neural control of non-canonical function of innate immune cells
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571 
Prof Scott Mueller
2 June Susan Johnson, PhD
Vaxart, Inc. (USA)
Drop the needle: Oral tablet vaccination against SARS-CoV-2
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Prof Stephen Kent
9 June
5pm
Prof Christopher Jewell
University of Maryland (USA)
Miegunyah Fellowship Lecture
 
Biomaterials as tools to study and control immune function
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Prof Andrew Brooks
30 June
Professor Helene Andrews-Polymenis College of Medicine Faculty Texas A&M University (USA)
Identification of genetic factors underlying the host response to bacterial infection.
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
A/Prof Hayley Newton
7 July Dr Tamar Kleinberger - Institute of Technololgy, Haifa, Israel
Virus – host cell interactions and cancer cell death: The adenovirus E4orf4 story
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Prof Damian Purcell
14 July Dr Ryan Thwaites, National Heart and Lung Institute Imperial College London
Mucosal inflammatory and antibody responses associated with
protection and disease after human SARS-CoV-2 challenge
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Dr Brendan Chua
18 July Dr Max Evrard, McKenzie Post-Doctoral Fellow, Peter Doherty Institute
Resolving circulating and tissue-resident memory T cells using high-dimensional protein screens
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Dr Yannick Alesandre
11 August Dr Adele Lehane, Senior Lecturer at the Research School of Biology, Australian National University (ANU)
Membrane transport proteins in the malaria parasite -
new drug targets and resistance determinants
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Dr Ash Haque
18  August, 1.00pm Dr Bart A. Eijkelkamp Molecular Sciences and Technology, College of Science
and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA
"The battle for nutrients at the host-pathogen interface:
They are what you eat”
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Dr Stephanie Neville
25 August, 1.00pm A/Prof Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos is Head of the Host-Pathogen Interactions laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at La Trobe University, and Deputy Director of the La Trobe Research Centre for Extracellular Vesicles
"Immune modulation by Helicobacter pylori and the biological functions of bacterial membrane vesicles"
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Dr Aimee Tan
15 September
Dr Danny Wilson, Laboratory Head – Malaria Biology
Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide
"The essential cytosolically exposed rhoptry leaflet interacting
proteins of malaria merozoites and their role in RBC entry"
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Dr  Lynette Beattie
29 September
Dr Sebastian Duchene Australian Research Council fellow at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Melbourne
"Moleculat clocks and quantifying statistical evidence in evolutionary analyses"
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Dr Danielle Ingle
6 October
Professor Sammy Bedoui, MD Director of Research, School of Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
"DC-T cell interactions: microbiota, metabolism and memory"
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
 
13 October
Dr Carolien van de Sandt ARC-DECRA Senior Research Fellow
"Virus-specific CD8+ T cells across the human lifespan: a suboptimal reset for the elderly"
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Prof Katherine Kedzierska
19 October   (Wednesday)
Dr Sandrine Henri
Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy
"Myeloid Cell Heterogeneity in Murine Tissue in Health and Disease”
Zoom ID: 870 4042 1074
Passcode: 327117
Prof Jose Villadangos
27 October
A/Prof Kim Good-Jacobson
Monash University
"Are there epigenomic determinants of effective antibody and
B cell memory formation in acute vs chronic viral infection?”
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Dr Amy Chung
3 November Dr Harry Horsnell
"The Force Awakens: Lymph node homeostasis and adaptation to immune challenge resolved by fibroblast network mechanics”
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Prof Scott Mueller
28 November (Monday 4pm) Prof Daniel Kaplan
"TGFb controls leukocyte retention in the epidermis”
Zoom ID: 885 7218 7033
Passcode: 327117
Prof Scott Mueller
1 December Prof Florian I. Schmidt
"Interrogating Infection and Immunity with Camelid Nanobodies”
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Passcode: 371571
Prof Jason Mackenzie

2022 PhD COMPLETION ORATION SCHEDULE

DATESPEAKERTITLEHOST
11  February  Damien Phan
RNA Stability in alphavirus infected cells
Zoom ID 828 0122 4201
Fazakerley Lab
25 February  Not available 
4 March Stefano Giulieri Exploiting bacterial adaptation analyses to improve clinical management of Staphylococcus aureus infections
In person attendance: Doherty Auditorium or
Zoom ID: 872 0892 6615. Password: 165742
Howden/Stinear Labs
11 March Tina Meischel
Understanding the early events in influenza A virus infection of human airway macrophages compared to epithelial cells
Zoom ID: 97 1674 8507 Password: 899504
Londrigan/Reading Labs
18 March Sarah Sandford
Formation and maintenance of immune memory after viral infection in the intestines
Zoom ID: 810 5080 1027 Password: 361519
Mueller Lab
1 April  Not available 
15 April  Not available (Good Friday) 
29 April Christina Scheffler Characterization and prevention of stunning, a cytotoxic T lymphocyte inactivating program that impairs adoptive T cell therapy against cancer
Zoom ID: 840 1296 9788 Password: 989968
Villadangos Lab
6 May Yianni Droungas
Evaluating chimeric HBeAg-epitope HBV virus-like particles for their ability to generate therapeutic anti-HBV responses Zoom ID: 846 2137 8685 Password: 234731
Revill/Netter Labs
13 May Katherine Gourley Interleukin-1 is Unique In Its Ability to Modulate PD-L1 and PD-L2 Expression By CD1a+ Mo-DCs  
Zoom ID: 846 1977 9851 Password: 615595
Godfrey Lab
20 May Marina Zupan
The molecular basis for zinc import in Streptococcus pneumoniae via the solute-binding protein AdcAII
Zoom ID: 813 7882 6985 Password: 281755
McDevitt Lab
27 May  Not available 
3 June  Not available 
10 June Alice Trenerry
Lipid metabolism and immune regulation during flavivirus infection
Zoom ID:860 6837 0427 Password: 899127
Mackenzie Lab
17 June Courtney Lane
Implementation of Genomic Epidemiological Methods to Inform Routine Public Health Practice in Australia
Zoom ID: 850 0281 9616 Password: 599552
Howden Lab
1 July  Not available 
22 July  Not available (IgV seminar) 
29 July Sam Davis
Antibody Fc effector functions & plasma IgA in viral pandemics (COVID edition)
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Chung Lab
5 August  Not available 
19 August Ebene Haycroft
Into the variant-verse: Functional antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Chung/Kent Labs
26 August Ashley Hirons
Chronic immune activation and T-cell dysfunction
mediated from the HTLV-1c provirus graveyard
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Purcell Lab
2 September Thiago Maass Steiner
Requirements for efficient humoral immunity to DC-targeted Ag
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Heath Lab
9 September Yu Cheng Chua
Generating CD8+ liver-resident memory T cell immunity against malaria
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Heath Lab
23 September  Not available (GF Holiday) 
7 October Calvin Xu
The Development and Homeostasis of Unconventional T cells
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Godfrey Lab
14 October  Not available  (MRFF COVID Immunity meeting) 
21 October (4pm) Cheryll Sia
The central dogma:
From genomics to translational public health surveillance of nontyphoidal Salmonella
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Williamson Lab
28 October (4pm) Sven Engel
The Flexibility of Programmed Cell Death during Intracellular Infection
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Bedoui Lab
11 November M. Z. Mitchell Zheng
Generating an effective T cell-based influenza vaccine
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Wakim Lab
18 November  Not available (Symposium with Peter Mac) 
25 November Ariane Renita Lee
The role of the short-chain fatty acid butyrate in T cell differentiation
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Bedoui Lab
2 December  Not available (ASI) 
7 December (Wednesday) Yi Nong
Dissecting the role of topical antibiotics in the emergence of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Williamson Lab
9 December Isaac Barber-Axthelm
Monkeys and Tattoos: gd T-cell immunotherapies and lymph node immune responses to vaccines
Zoom ID: 858 6695 9190 Password: 381008
Kent Lab
14 December (Wednesday - zoom only) Freya Maria Kretzmer tba Gebhardt Lab
16 December  Not available 

WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINAR SERIES

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RESPIRATORY RESEARCH SEMINARS

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