16 Nov 2014

Photo of the week

The annual ANZ Society for Cell Development and Biology was hosted by the Victorian chapter, held at the Alfred campus on 5 November 2014. Convenors were Dr Sebastian Dworkin, (Central Clinical School), Dr Jan Kaslin (ARMI), and Dr Louise Cheng (Peter Mac), ably assisted by Bonnie Dopheide (CCS). See more:

2014 Postgraduate Symposium

Marina Iacovou presenting
at the 2013 CCS symposium

Central Clinical School invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium.
Date: Wednesday 19 November 2014
Lecture Theatre, level 5, Alfred Centre for oral presentations and hallway for poster presentations and refreshments.
Enquiries: Laisa Tigarea, hdr.ccs@monash.edu.
RSVP link
Students have the opportunity to explain their research to other students and by participating, will foster collaborations, networking and a greater awareness of the expertise and research being conducted at AMREP. Current PhD students will be running the program, including chairing the presentations: Ms Jodie Abramovitch (chair), Ms Kai Sin Lee, Ms Sara Mohktar, Mr Timothy Colgan and Mr Man Kit Lee, assisted by Ms Dussy  Kuttner.   Participants will be judged by a panel of senior academics and postdocs. Attractive monetary prizes will be given for outstanding work.  For more information, please visit: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/education/hdr-symposium.html

Events: HDR seminars, public events, general notices

All event notices are maintained on the CCS Events calendars (including local events such as professional development and trade fairs and HDR calendars). For a consolidated view, details of events and to see all events and deadlines, see Announcements.

What's on for this week

Mon Nov 171:30 PMPsychiatry Professorial Grand Round - Dr Amaryah Paul
Wed Nov 1910:00 AM2014 AMREP Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium

12:30 PMPhD Pre-submission review - Ms Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah
Thu Nov 202:30 PMGuest speaker: Mr Christopher Hammang, CSIRO, Sydney

Forthcoming events

Mon Nov 24 11:00 AM Monash and Burnet Immunology Symposium

1:30 PM Psychiatry Professorial Grand Round - Dr Leo Chen

To save a particular event to your own calendar, please click on the "Google calendar" icon found near the event name.  Various Departments have their own calendars: See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

Major CCS events

2014 Postgraduate symposium

20 Nov Guest speaker: Medical animator Chris Hammang

Christopher Hammang, a biomedical animator at the Garvin Institute is visiting Central Clinical School and will be presenting: Animating the Gut Microbiome
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Alfred Centre
Time: 2.30-3.30pm
In this talk, Christopher Hammang will present two of his biomedical animation projects; "The Hungry Microbiome" and “Alzheimer’s Enigma” which he created as part of a larger research communication initiative, called VIZBIplus. The animations created by Christopher explore immense scientific detail, but remove abstract scientific language and jargon in order to keep the content interesting and meaningful to the largest possible audience. The techniques and principles which Christopher uses in his work will be explored, demonstrating how scientists have more tools at their fingertips than ever before to communicate their work to wider audiences.

Congratulations to Community Service Melburnian, Prof Jayashri Kulkarni

Congratulations to Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre, who is the 2014 winner of a City of Melbourne award in the Contribution to community category. The annual Melbourne Awards celebrate the inspirational Melburnians who dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of the city and are Melbourne's highest accolade. The award was announced 15 Nov 2014. See more:

Congratulations to Tutor of the Year medical education awardees!

Each year, outstanding teachers in the Alfred medical undergraduate teaching program are recognised in the Tutor of the Year Awards. Congratulations to the 2014 winners!
  • PBL Tutor of the Year: Professor Russell Gruen
  • CBL Tutor of the Year: Professor Stephen Jane
  • Bedside Tutor of the Year: Dr Indi Rasaratnam
  • Consultant of the Year: Dr Indi Rasaratnam 
  • HMO/Registrar/Intern of the Year: Dr Wee Chee & Dr Azhar Munas
  • Wednesday Lecturer of the Year: Dr Indi Rasaratnam
  • Other Tutor of the Year: Dr David Elder & Dr Jorge Zavala
  • Admin Staff Member of the Year: Ms Jean Martyn

Research highlights

Media mentions

10/11/2014 Professor Peter Gibson, Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, discussed his research into FODMAPs. 
Huffington Post 
17/11/2014 Prof Gibson commented on the difference between Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis.  Gibson discussed the symptoms of Diverticular and explained that it is out-pouchings from the bowel.
774 ABC

Staff news

Welcome to Monique Scott to the MAPrc team.  Monique is working with Dr Neil Thomas in the Voices Clinic. She is studying as a provisional psychologist, and Doctor of psychology (clinical) candidate.  Her work and study interests are hearing voices, schizophrenia. bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder.