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Prof Carolyn Mountford – Neurochemical Dysregulation Changes How We Feel and Function

Professor Carolyn  Mountford is an Oxford Educated Biophysicist. She recently stepped down as CEO and Director of Research for Australia’s Translational Research Institute. Carolyn was awarded full Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School in 2011 and retains a position as NeuroScientist at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH and Harvard Medical …

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Prof Kristofer Thurecht: Presentation title

Prof. Kristofer Thurecht graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2005 with a PhD in polymer chemistry. In 2007, Prof. Thurecht was simultaneously awarded a Ramsay Centenary Fellowship and 1851 Research Fellowship in the UK, and has since held both an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008) and an ARC Future Fellowship (2012). In 2015, …

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A/Prof Michelle James: Presentation title

Dr. James is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Neurology, within the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS). She received her BS in pharmacology and organic chemistry at the University of Sydney, where she also earned her PhD in radiochemistry/pharmacology and was awarded the University Medal. For over fifteen years, Dr. James’s …

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Prof Gemma Figtree: Presentation title

Gemma Figtree is a Professor in Medicine at the University of Sydney. She co-leads the Cardiovascular Theme for Sydney Health Partners, a NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre and is the Chair of the University of Sydney’s multi-disciplinary Cardiovascular Initiative. Gemma completed her DPhil at Oxford University in 2002 supported by a Rhodes Scholarship …

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Prof John Hooper – A new radio-immuno agent for detection and treatment of pancreatic and ovarian cancer

Bio Abstract More than 70% of ovarian cancers and 80% of pancreatic cancers are diagnosed at advanced stage. Definitive diagnosis requires invasive procedures to collect tumour specimens for assessment by a pathologist. To provide new diagnostic tools and therapeutic agents, our research is focusing on cell surface proteins that are enriched on the surface of …

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Prof Tanya Smith – Applications of Synchrotron Imaging for Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology

Evolution and the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research at Griffith University. She has previously held a professorship at Harvard University and fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Professor Smith explores the evolution and development of the human dentition. Teeth preserve remarkably faithful records …

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Dr Xiaowen Liang – Functional Imaging of the Liver

Dr Xiaowen Liang awarded her PhD from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2015 and received the Dean’s Award for outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses (top 10% of UQ graduates). She is a UQ Development Fellow and the focus of her work is on the use of advanced technologies to improve liver cancer outcomes and …

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Dr Trang Nguyen: Presentation title

Dr Nguyen is a research fellow and lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at University Technology Sydney (UTS) and the ACRF Image-X Institute. She was awarded First Class Honour in Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Queensland in 2010, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy conferred by The University of Sydney in 2015. She currently holds …