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 4.00pm – 5.00pm.

Doherty Institute Immunology Theme: Data Presentation Series - Fortnightly on Mondays 1.00pm - 2.00pm generally featuring speakers from across the Institute.

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 MarchDr 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 MarchA/Prof Kaylene Simpson
Peter Mac
Using multi-OMIC approaches to drive target discovery
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Dr Nick Scott
28 AprilDr Michelle Wille
University of Sydney
Towards an understanding of the ecology of viruses in wild birds
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
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 MayDr Karl Hassan
University of Newcastle
A decade of research into Acinetobacter efflux pumps
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Dr Nick Scott
19 MayJustin 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
Presented by POSSIIM
26 MayDr Cyril Seillet
WEHI
Neural control of non-canonical function of innate immune cells
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Prof Scott Mueller
2 JuneSusan Johnson, PhD
Vaxart, Inc. (USA)
Drop the needle: Oral tablet vaccination against SARS-CoV-2
Zoom ID: 857 7231 4373
Prof Stephen Kent

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 MarchStefano GiulieriExploiting 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 MarchTina 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 MarchSarah 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 AprilChristina SchefflerCharacterization 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 MayYianni 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 MayKatherine GourleyInterleukin-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 MayMarina 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 JuneAlice TrenerrytbaMackenzie Lab
17 JuneCourtney LanetbaHowden Lab
1 July Not available 
22 July Not available (IgV seminar) 
29 JulySam DavistbaChung Lab
5 August Not available 
12 AugustIsaac Barber-AxthelmtbaKent Lab
19 August Ebene HaycrofttbaChung/Kent Labs
26 AugustAshley HironstbaPurcell Lab
2 September Not available 
30 September Not available (GF Holiday) 
7 OctoberCalvin XutbaGodfrey Lab
14 October Not available  (MRFF COVID Immunity meeting) 
21 OctoberCheryll SiatbaWilliamson Lab
28 OctoberSven EngeltbaBedoui Lab
18 November Not available (Symposium with Peter Mac) 
25 NovemberAriane Renita LeetbaBedoui Lab
2 December Not available (ASI) 

2022 DOHERTY INSTITUTE IMMUNOLOGY THEME - DATA PRESENTATION SERIES

DATESPEAKERSZoom
11 April

Catarina Almeida – Godfrey Lab
“The antigenic landscape of Type 2 NKT cells: Lipids and beyond…”

Laura Cook – Villadangos lab
“Induction of stable human FOXP3+ Tregs by a parasite-derived TGF-β mimic”

Chair:
Zhenjun Chen – McCluskey lab

ID:
835 3261 8073

Passcode:
964385
9 May

Phoebe Dewar – McCluskey Lab
“The role of MAIT cells in Plasmodium infection”

Samantha Davis – Chung lab
“Heterologous SARS-CoV-2 IgA neutralising antibody responses in convalescent plasma”

Chair:
Isaac Barber-Axthelm – Kent lab

ID:
835 3261 8073

Passcode:
964385
23 May

Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz – Heath Lab
“Harnessing liver-resident T cell immunity for protection against malaria”

Maximilien Evrard – Mackay lab
“S1PR5 regulates the peripheral retention of tissue-resident lymphocytes”

Chair:
Annabell Bachem - Bedoui lab

ID:
835 3261 8073

Passcode:
964385

WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINAR SERIES

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RESPIRATORY RESEARCH SEMINARS

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