Sydney 2012 Sydney 2012 AuPS/ASB/PSNZ Meeting

2012 Sydney AuPS/ASB/PSNZ Meeting - 2-5 December 2012

  • A vignette of TRP ion channel physiology — Organizer: Gary Housley
    • Multiple roles of TRP channels in liver function
      Greg Barritt, Flinders University, Australia
    • Molecular makeup and physiology of TRPC channels
      Lutz Birnbaumer, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
    • Proteolytic Regulation of TRP Channels: Implications for Pain and Neurogenic Inflammation
      Nigel Bunnett, Monash University, Australia
    • TRPM2 channels in oxidative stress-induced cell death
      Grigori Rychkov, University of Adelaide, Australia
    • Myoendothelial microdomains and TRPC3: anatomical links to function
      Shaun Sandow, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • TRPC3 channels and hearing
      Ann Chi Yan Wong, Univeristy of New South Wales, Australia
  • Advances in methods for intestinal motility — Organizer: Marcello Costa
    • Modelling of enteric neural motor patterns
      Joel Bornstein, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Spatio-temporal maps of intestinal motor patterns
      Marcello Costa, Dept. of Human Physiology, Australia
    • Multipmodal recordings of intestinal motor activity
      Phil Dinning, Flinders University, Australia
    • Multiscale modelling of gastrointestinal motor functions
      Greg O’Grady, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Assessment in physiology - Changing philosophy and practice — Organizers: Lesley Ulman and Phil Poronnik
    • Keynote address
      David Boud, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    • Students assessing each other- why and how?
      Yvonne Hodgson, Monash University, Australia
    • Developing assessment as a collaborative endeavour
      Philip Poronnik, Health Innovations Research Institute, Australia
    • Assessment- What, Why and How?
      David Saint, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Autonomic physiology - nutrient sensing in the GI tract — Organizer: Paul Bertrand
    • Iron sensing by the intestine: A new model for iron-induced changes to GI motility
      Paul Bertrand, Department of Physiology, Australia
    • Nutrient-sensing in the GI tract: fat, the gut microbiota and obesity
      Christine Feinle-Bisset, University of Adelaide, Australia
    • Nutrient-sensing in the GI tract: fat, the gut microbiota and obesity
      Helen Raybould, University of California Davis, USA
    • Dysregulation of intestinal glucose sensing and transport in critical illness
      Richard Young, University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • Brain dysfunction and translational neurophysiology — Organizers: Andrew Moorhouse and Arun Krishnan
    • Excitability and the action potential in human axons
      David Burke, University of Sydney, Australia
    • Central assessment of motor dysfunction using transcranial magnetic stimulation
      Matthew Kiernan, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Molecular mechanisms of inhibitory neurotransmitter signalling in health and disease
      Andrew Moorhouse, School of Medical Sciences, Australia
    • Glial and Neuron interactions: role in neuronal plasticity
      Junichi Nabekura, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
    • Sensory cortical hyper-excitation to complex input after traumatic brain injury
      Ramesh Rajan, Monash University, Australia
    • Sleep homeostasis and optogenetics
      Akihiro Yamanaka, Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, Japan
  • Bridging the gap between molecular reductionism and physiology- the usefulness of ‘omics’ — Organizer: Matthew Watt
    • Muscle secretory factors- where are we at a decade later?
      Mark Febbraio, Cellular and Molecular Metabolism Laboratory, Australia

    • Timothy Koves, Duke University, USA
    • A gene expression signature for insulin resistance.
      Ken Walder, Deakin University, Australia
    • Determining the secretory profile of the fatty liver and the metabolic impact on other tissues
      Matthew Watt, Monash University, Australia
  • Calcium signalling in microdomains essential to normal cell function — Organizer: Bradley Launikonis
    • Three-dimensional analysis of the tubular networks in mammalian and amphibian skeletal muscle fibres
      Isuru Jayasinghe, The University of Queensland, Australia
    • Specialization of the skeletal muscle junctional membranes allow rapid activation of store-operated calcium entry
      Bradley Launikonis, School of Biomedical Sciences, Australia
    • Tunneling membrane nanotubes generate local calcium signals and may actively propagate calcium signals between cells
      Ian Smith, University of California - Irvine, USA
    • The control of stimulus-secretion coupling in pancreatic cells
      Peter Thorn, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology,, Australia
  • Cystic fibrosis: Today and tomorrow — Organizer: Kirk Hamilton
    • Inhaled hypertonic saline as a therapy for cystic fibrosis
      Peter Bye, University of Sydney, Australia
    • A CFTR-linked anion channel modifies CF disease severity
      Raymond Frizzell, Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Centre, USA
    • Developing a Gene Therapy for CF Airway Disease
      David Parsons, Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide, Australia
    • Early lung disease in CF
      Claire Wainwright, Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
  • Developments in auditory and vestibular physiology — Organizer: Ramesh Rajan
    • Factors affecting clinical outcomes in adults and patients with cochlear implants
      Peter Blamey, Bionics Institute, Australia
    • The other part of the ear–A ‘balanced’ view
      Alan Brichta, University of Newcastle, Australia
    • The sensitive response of utricular irregular primary afferents to bone conducted vibration allows new safe, simple and fast clinical vestibular testing of utri
      Ian Curthoys, University of Sydney, Australia
    • Nanomechanical mechanisms of cochlear amplification
      Anthony Gummer, Tübingen University, Germany
    • Neural vs humoral mechanisms for regulating sound transduction
      Gary Housley, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Ion flow in stria vascularis and the production and regulation of cochlear endolymph and the endolymphatic potential
      Robert Patuzzi, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Integrative physiology of the heart — Organizers: Bruce Smaill and Jamie Vandenberg
    • Cardiac ischemia impacts – different contexts and different consequences
      Lea Delbridge, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • GPU computing: the new frontier
      Adam Hill, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia
    • Global cardiac energetics
      Denis Loiselle, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    • Myocyte group architecture and electrical activation pathways in the heart
      Mark Trew, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ion Channels as drug targets — Organizers: Trevor Lewis and Joe Lynch
    • Modulation of Cys-loop receptors to address CNS disorders
      Mary Chebib, University of Sydney, Australia
    • ASIC and/or TRP channels
      David Julius, University of California SA, USA
    • Correlating functional models of channel activation with subunit specific receptors
      Angelo Keramidas, Queensland Brain Institute, Australia
    • Venom-derived blockers of the NaV1.7 voltage-gated sodium channel as leads for novel analgesics
      Glenn King, University of Queensland, Australia
    • Conotoxins targeting voltage-gated sodium channels: harnessing nature’s analgesics
      Ray Norton, Monash University, Australia
  • Molecular insight via advanced fluorescence microscopy — Organizer: Till Böcking
    • Combining single molecule optofluidics and cell free expression: how fast can protein research go?
      Yann Gambin , University of Queensland, Australia
    • New flow cytometry tricks to view protein conformations in cells and their subcellular localization
      Danny Hatters , University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Evidence for, and function of, sub-resolution ordered membrane domains
      Dylan Owen, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Imaging the molecular dynamic events that pattern early mammalian embryos
      Nicolas Plachta, Monash University, Australia
  • Muscular adaptations to exercise: mechanisms at play — Organizer: David Simar
    • Adaptations to exercise: the role of epigenetic changes
      Romain Barres, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Muscle metabolism during exercise
      John Hawley, RMIT University, Australia
    • Genes transcriptional response to exercise: role of AMPK
      Bruce Kemp, St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, Australia
    • Exercise central haemodynamics: mechanisms and relation to end organ damage
      James Sharman, Menzies Research Institute, Australia
  • New insights into cardiac Ca2+ handling and excitability — Organizers: Yue-kun Ju and David Allen
    • Involvement of calcium in pacemaker firing
      David Allen, University of Sydney, Australia
    • Plasma membrane calcium handling and arrhythmogenesis
      Josh Edwards, Rush University, USA
    • Plasma membrane calcium handling and arrhythmogenesis
      Livia Hool, University of Western Australia, Australia
    • Role of calcium stores in the sinoatrial node pacemaking
      Mohammad Imtiaz, University of Newcastle, Australia
    • P21 activated kinase-1 as a key regulator of cardiac automaticity and excitability
      Ming Lei, University of Manchester, UK
  • Perinatal asphyxia: adaptation and consequences — Organizer: Alistair Jan Gunn
    • Maternal glucocorticoids: timing is everything for the fetal brain
      Laura Bennet, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    • Making birth safer
      Alistair Gunn, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    • Resuscitating the asphyxic infant at birth
      Stuart Hooper, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Australia
    • New strategies to protect the newborn brain
      Suzie Miller, Monash University, Australia
    • The interaction between cardiorespiratory function and brain injury at birth
      Graeme Polglase, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Australia
  • Science at the high performance computing frontier — Organizer: Adam Hill

    • Enis Afgan, Victorian Life Science Institute (VLSCI),, Australia
    • Long timescale molecular simulations for understanding protein function
      Ben Corry, Australian National University, Australia
    • Sharing physiological models
      Poul Nielsen, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, New Zealand
    • Massive parallelisation of cardiac simulations using GPU technology
      Arash Sadrieh, The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia
  • Skeletal muscle in health and disease — Organizer: Gordon Lynch
    • Insights into and therapies for nemaline myopathy
      Edna Hardemann, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Cancer cachexia
      Kate Murphy, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Muscular dystrophies
      Gianina Ravenscroft, WAIMR Centre for Medical Research, B-Block, QE II Medical Centre,, Australia
    • Mitochondrial Myopathies
      Håkan Westerblad, Karolinska Inst, Sweden
  • Spectral imaging in physiology – a highlight of techniques — Organizer: Robyn Murphy
    • Structure and dynamic insights into isoform specific carbohydrate-binding of AMP-activated protein kinase by NMR
      Paul Gooley, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Combining microelectrode recordings from human peripheral nerves with functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain
      Vaughan Macefield, University of Western Sydney, Australia
    • Spectral Imaging?
      Robyn Murphy, La Trobe University, Australia
    • The how and why of the liver glycogenome – implications in disease
      David Stapleton, Department of Physiology, Australia

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