Seminars - Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Below seminars are held in the Doherty Auditorium, Ground Floor.
Update 22 April 2021: Hybrid seminar delivery is now offered on certain occasions. Please check the details for mode of delivery.

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 Friday afternoons from 3.00pm – 4.00pm via zoom webinar until further notice.

Doherty Institute Immunology Theme: Data Presentation Series - Fortnightly on Mondays 2.00pm - 3.00pm 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

DEPARTMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR SCHEDULE

DATESPEAKERTITLEHOST
25 March Dr Kylie James
Garvan Institute
Human gut cell dynamics through space and time
Zoom ID: 837 8991 3638
Dr Ashraful Haque
1 April
Prof Matthew McKay
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Guiding rational vaccine design to direct human immune responses
Zoom ID: 858 1327 1097
Dr Amy Chung
8 April
Michael Hall
University of Cambridge, UK
Nucleotide-resolution bacterial pan-genomics with reference graphs
Zoom ID: 894 1653 3886
Prof Lachlan Coin
22 April Prof Stephanie Gras
La Trobe University
CD8+ T cells specific for an immunodominant SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid epitope cross-react with selective seasonal coronaviruses
Zoom ID: 881 0216 6371
Prof Laura Mackay
29 April Prof Christian Engwerda
QIMR Berghofer
Understanding inflammation in parasitic diseases and broader applications in human health                       Zoom ID: 854 5999 0835 Dr Lynette Beattie
6 May Dr Katharina Hochheiser
DMI
Insights into localised immune responses against viral infection and metastatic melanoma
Zoom ID: 836 4367 8848
Dr Yannick Alexandre
13 May Assoc Prof Darren Creek
Monash University
Metabolomics and Proteomics Approaches to Enhance Drug Discovery for Malaria
Zoom ID: 836 4367 8848
Dr Nick Scott
27 May Dr Laura Edgington-Mitchell
Bio21 Institute
Chemical biology approaches to study protease function in cancer and inflammation
Zoom ID: 880 1748 7303
Dr Nick Scott
3 June Dr Sarah Gabriel
DMI
Dissecting the transcriptional and metabolic regulation of T cell exhaustion in chronic infection and cancer
Zoom ID: 898 2107 3481
Prof Axel Kallies
10 JuneDr Jeremy Barr
Monash University
Bacteriophages as a model system: From fundamental to clinical microbiology
Zoom ID: 838 9218 2509
Dr Nick Scott
22 JuneProf Merlin Thomas
Monash University
Splice-switiching oligonucleotides: another example of the distruptive potential for RNA therapeutics
Zoom ID: 819 7487 6671
Dr Julie McAuley
22 JulyA/Prof Chris Greening
Monash University
Mycobacterial persistence depends on alternative energy sources
Zoom ID: 850 0055 1986
Dr Nick Scott
29 JulyDr Thomas Ashhurst
University of Sydney
High-dimensional analysis of immune response dynamics across blood and tissue in viral encephalitis and COVID-19
Zoom ID: 850 0055 1986
Dr Oanh Nguyen
5 AugustProf Dena Lyras
Monash University
How does Clostridioides difficile infection cause gut chaos?
Zoom ID: 850 0055 1986
Dr Nick Scott
12 AugustKelly Wyres DPhil
Monash University
Klebsiella pneumoniae clones: who is important, how and why?
Zoom ID: 859 8623 4994
Dr Danielle Ingle
26 AugustSophie Valkenburg PhD
HKU-Pasteur, Hong Kong
Influenza vaccines for broad durable protection
Zoom ID: 825 9361 1788
Dr Amy Chung
9 SeptemberCameron Simmons
Monash University
Creating stop signs in mosquitoes; is this the end-game for Dengue?
Zoom ID: 834 3499 1269
Dr Amy Chung
7 OctoberDebnath Ghosal, PhD
Bio21 Institute
In Situ Structures of Bacterial Toxin Delivery Systems by Electron Cryotomography
Zoom ID: 849 2474 7490
A/Prof Hayley Newton
14 OctoberProf Roslyn Kemp
University of Otago, NZ
Immune interactions with bacteria in people with Crohn’s disease
Zoom ID: 891 6498 6927
Sarah Sandford
11 NovemberDr Malcolm Starkey
Monash University
Immune mechanisms of infection-induced chronic disease in the respiratory and urinary tracts
Zoom ID: 872 6003 1135
Dr Nick Scott

PhD COMPLETION ORATION SCHEDULE

DATESPEAKERTITLEHOST
12 February Hannah Kelly
Nanoparticle interactions with the immune system – the quest for improved vaccines
Zoom ID: 849 0521 8568
Kent Lab
19 February Laura Ellet
Getting to the heart of obesity and cardiomyopathy as early signs of prion disease
Zoom ID: 885 0532 5610
Lawson Lab
26 February Joshua Deerain
Programmed cell death during norovirus infection
Zoom ID: 836 1947 3778
Mackenzie/Pearson Labs
5 March Nicole Lau
Modelling host-pathogen interactions with the Salmonella Typhimuriumeffector protein, SopF
Zoom ID: 883 4891 0392
Newton Lab
16 March (Tuesday) Mathilde Laureti
Superinfection exclusion of alphaviruses in Aedes mosquitoes
Zoom  ID:569 981 6194
Fazakerley Lab
2 April  Not available (Good Friday) 
11 June (4.30pm) Linda Rafeld Role of IFN-y induced genes in cell-autonomous defence against Legionella infection
Zoom ID: 864 4168 5883
Hartland/van Driel/Kolanus Labs
18 June Sebastian Cruz-Gomez
Understanding how cells sample extracellular microbial metabolites for MR1 antigen presentation to MAIT cells
Zoom ID: 874 9679 6228
Villadangos Lab
25 June Yuting Yan
Discovery of the cells that express the antigen-presenting molecule MR1 in vivo  
Zoom ID: 841 4118 6926
Villadangos Lab
2 July Hui Jing Lim Understanding the molecular machinery regulating MR1 bacterial metabolites antigen presentation
Zoom ID: 880 4594 6335
Villadangos Lab
9 July (4.30pm) Lara Schwab
The catcher in the RIG-I: Using mouse and ferret models to investigate the potential of synthetic RIG-I agonists to limit respiratory virus infection
Zoom ID: 890 2463 3191
Reading Lab
6 August (4.30pm)Sarah StraubGlobal 3'-UTR Length Changes From a Novel Layer of Regulation in the Response to Interferon-beta in Murine and Human Macrophages
Zoom ID: 871 9276 4188
Bedoui/Hertzog/Latz Labs
13 August Thorey Kolbrun Jonsdottir
Elucidating the essential role of PTEX during the asexual blood stage of Plasmodium falciparum
Zoom ID: 882 6135 1643
Crabb/Gilson Labs
20 August Joey McGregor A universal prophylactic vaccine against hepatitis C virus
Zoom ID:859 3280 5984
Drummer Lab
27 August Jiyao Gan
Molecular insights into Salmonella-host cell interactions
Zoom ID: 894 2827 1599
Hartland Lab
3 SeptemberZixuan Dou
Mechanisms of Inactivation of Therapeutic CD8+ T Cells against a non-Hodgkin B-cell Lymphoma Mouse Model
Zoom ID: 836 0537 2887
Villadangos Lab
10 SeptemberMatthew PitmanHIV persistence, inflammation and the gut
 Zoom ID: 827 7728 6089
Lewin Lab
17 September Felicia Schlotthauer
The Viral Glycoproteins of the Hepaciviruses. Structural and Functional Studies to Inform Vaccine Design
Zoom ID: 895 9275 0040
Drummer Lab
21 September (Tuesday)Anelely Getahun Strobel
Making sense of typhoid fever in Fiji:
a comprehensive study of the epidemiology, clinical, serological and bacterial genomics
Zoom ID: 833 8135 1312
Strugnell Lab
24 September Not available 
1 October (4.30pm)Abdalla Ali
Nanoparticle delivery of molecular agents to tackle HIV latency
Zoom ID: 895 0453 4779
Lewin Lab
8 October Mitra Ashayeripanah Mechanisms that cause functional impairment of dendritic cells following systemic inflammatory response syndrom
Zoom ID: 832 5059 8491
Villadangos Lab
15 OctoberNorelle SherryUsing pathogen genomics for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Australia
Zoom ID: 854 8967 5195
Howden Lab
22 OctoberMelkamu Tessema
Investigating the antiviral activity of dynamin-like GTPases ofthe Myxoma protein and guanylate-binding protein families
Zoom ID: 865 6892 0374
Reading Lab
29 OctoberNathan KenneytbaMackenzie Lab
5 November
(4.00pm)
Aaron WeinmantbaTong Lab
12 November (4.30pm)Vibha UdupatbaTurner Lab
19 November (11am)Jared SterntbaLewin Lab
26 NovemberSaleh AlquethamytbaMcDevitt Lab
3 DecemberSantiago Valle TorrestbaKallies Lab
10 DecemberTina MeischeltbaReading/Londrigan Labs

DOHERTY INSTITUTE IMMUNOLOGY THEME - DATA PRESENTATION SERIES

DATESPEAKERSZoom
19 April Sapna Devi (Mueller lab): Neural control of immunity
Wen Shi Lee (Kent lab): Decay of Fc-dependent antibody functions after mild to moderate COVID-19

Chair: Mitra Ashayeripanah (Villadangos lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
3 May Thomas Rasmussen (Lewin lab): Immune checkpoint blockade to target HIV persistence on ART
Elise Gressier (Bedoui lab): T cell help regulates how APC integrate IFN-a/b signals into effective CD8+ T cell immunity against SARS-CoV-2

Chair: Maria Nogueira de Menezes (Heath lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
17 May Fern Koay (Godfrey lab): An in vitro system for human gamma delta T cell development 
Carlson Tsui (Kallies lab):  Investigating the role of Myb in CD8 T cells during chronic infections

Chair: Hamish McWilliam (Villadangos lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
31 May Raissa Fonseca (Mackay lab): Runx3 drives a tissue-residency program absent in CD4+ T cells
Oanh Nguyen(Kedzierska lab):  SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8+ T cell responses in COVID-19 patients

Chair: Isaac Barber-Axthelm (Kent lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
28 JuneGordon Chua (Heath lab): Characterising CD8+ T cell responses to malaria conjugate vaccines: from activation to memory formation
Emma Bawden (Gebhardt lab): Melanoma Immunosurveillance by CD4+ T cells

Chair: Eleanor Eddy (McCluskey lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
12 JulyKevin Selva (Chung lab): Gone viral: Uncovering the antibody trends of the pandemic
Michael Souter (McCluskey): Novel antigen recognition by a functionality distinct MAIT cell subset

Chair: Louise Rowntree (Kedzierska lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
26 July
2pm
Cameron Williams (Haque lab): Studying lymphocyte responses against malaria via spatial transcriptomics
Toshihiro Nakamura (Villadangos lab):  Visualising CTL-cancer interaction during rapid CTL dysfunction

Chair: Sarah Sandford (Mueller lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
9 August
2pm
Timothy Patton (McCluskey lab): “The Death of a MAIT: Coming to terms with the pathways regulating MAIT cell death”
Mai Ngoc Vu (Kent lab): "Antibody functionalised nanoparticle vaccines target immunogens to germinal centers"

Chair: Chris Chiu (Lewin lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
23 August
2pm
Isaac Barber-Axthelm (Kent lab): “Loss of CCR6 expression during phosphoantigen-driven in vivo expansion of macaque Vd2+Vg9+ T cells”
Wuji Zhang (Kedzierska lab): "Immune responses in COVID-19 respiratory tract and blood reveal mechanisms of disease severity"

Chair: Daniel Utzschneider (Kallies lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
6 September
2pm
Meghana Malavvar Shreenivas (Strugnell lab): “B cells are required for optimal CD4+ T cell memory response against Salmonella infection”
Andreas Obers (Mackay lab): "Dynamics of gut-resident lymphocytes"

Chair: Alex Sedgwick (Barrow lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
20 September
2pm
Calvin Xu (Godfrey lab): “An Unconventional T cell Niche: MAIT cells expand in the absence of NKT and γδT cells”
Ke Li (McCaw lab): "Modelling the effect of MUC1 on influenza virus infection kinetics and macrophage dynamics"

Chair: Emma Bawden (Gebhardt lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
4 October
2pm
Louise Rowntree (Kedzierska lab): “SARS-CoV-2 infection in children does not necessitate establishment of adaptive SARS-CoV-2-specific immunological memory
Nishma Gupta (Villadangos lab): "Metabolic control of dendritic cell activation: Role of O-GlcNAc glycosylation"

Chair: Caroline Soliman (Godfrey lab)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745
18 October
2pm
Santiago Valle Torres (Kallies lab): “Inflammation dependent differentiation of two distinct adipose tissue Treg populations shape systemic metabolism
Susan Christo (Mackay lab): "Discrete tissue microenvironments instruct diversity in resident memory T cell function and plasticity"

Chair: Josh Lee (Haque)
ID:
822 2351 9803

Passcode:
704745

WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINAR SERIES

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RESPIRATORY RESEARCH SEMINARS

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