AuPS Meeting AuPS

19th - 22nd November 2017
Melbourne, Victoria

AuPS 2017 Melbourne - Symposia

The full conference schedule, including time and dates of each symposia will be available in mid-October

Assessing and counteracting frailty during ageing — Organizer: Rene Koopman
Andrea Maier, University of Melbourne, Australia
– Assessing Frailty in older individuals
Stijn Soenen, University of Adelaide, Australia
– Protein absorption and satiety in older individuals
Luc van Loon, Maastricht University, Netherlands
– Anabolic resistance with aging
Rene Koopman, University of Melbourne, Australia
– Novel nutritional interventions to counteract frailty and wasting
AuPS/Physiological Society of Japan Joint Symposium: Skeletal muscle physiology and function — Organizer: Graham Lamb
Peter Currie, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Australia
– The genetics of vertebrate skeletal muscle assembly
Yuji Hara, Kyoto University, Japan
– The role of phospholipid flippase in myotube formation
Takashi Murayama, Juntendo University, Japan
– Molecular mechanism of type 1 ryanodine receptor-linked muscle diseases: toward diagnosis and therapy
Bradley Launikonis, The University of Queensland, Australia
– Calcium handling by human skeletal muscle fibres with ryanodine receptor variants
Cellular mechanisms of failure and arrhythmia in the diseased heart — Organizer: James Bell
Nicole Beard, The University of Canberra, Australia
– Cellular mechanisms of failure and arrhythmia in the diseased heart
Julie McMullen, Baker IDI, Australia
– Novel therapeutic targets in heart failure and atrial fibrillation
Davor Pavlovic, University of Birmingham, UK
– Sodium pump and intracellular sodium in healthy and failing hearts
David Saint, University of Adelaide, Australia
– Changes in atrial structure and function in diabetes and obesity
Emerging leaders in placental physiology — Organizer: James Cuffe
Prabha Andraweera, Robinson Research Institute, Australia
– Intrauterine life and cardiovascular disease risk factors in children
Marloes Dekker , The University Of Queensland, Australia
– Maternal glucose metabolism and the gut and placental microbiota
Jessica Griffith, The University of Melbourne, Australia
– The impact of lifestyle and pharmacological interventions on the placenta in complicated pregnancies
Olivia Holland, Griffith University, Australia
– Placental adaptations and mitochondrial dynamics
How do calcium oscillations regulate biological rhythm? — Organizer: Livia Hool
Yael Yaniv, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
– Clock systems, coupled node signaling and pacemaker function: experimental and computational perspective
Dirk Van Helden, University of Newcastle, Australia
– Synchronising pacemakers
Fiona Britton, , Australia
– Understanding calcium-activated chloride channels in health and disease
Grigori Rychkov, University of Adelaide, Australia
– Oxygen dependent regulation of TRP channel function
Mitochondrial dynamics and function — Organizer: David Bishop
Robyn Murphy, Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, Australia
– Effects of exercise training on mitochondrial content and dynamics
Michael Ryan, Monash University, Australia
– Mitochondrial dynamics (fission and fusion)
Luca Scorrano, University of Padova, Italy
– How mitochondrial dynamics affect mitochondrial function
Molecular mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle attributes in health and disease — Organizer: Paul Gregorevic
Andrew Judge, University of Florida, USA
– Investigating cellular processes that drive skeletal muscle wasting
Nigel Laing, University of Western Australia, Australia
Kate Murphy, University of Melbourne, Australia
– Novel mechanisms associated with cachexia during chemotherapy
Nigel Turner, University of New South Wales, Australia
– Increasing nuclear NAD+ biosynthesis alters skeletal muscle size and metabolism
New directions in ischemia cardioprotection — Organizer: Lea Delbridge
Derek Hausenloy, Duke-NUS Medical School , Singapore
– Remote ischaemic conditioning for cardioprotection: Bench to bedside in action!
Livia Hool, University of Western Australia, Australia
– Role of nano-particles in ischemia-reperfusion therapies
Pete Jones, University of Otago, New Zealand
– Impact of reactive oxygen species production on calcium release during ischemia-reperfusion injury
Shiang (Max) Lim, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, Australia
– Using cardiac stem cells to rescue the ischemic heart
Problems in labour: Mother Nature versus Father Time — Organizer: Helena Parkington
Susan Wray, University of Liverpool, UK
– Hypoxia - friend or foe for uterine activity
Sam Mesiano, Case Western Reserve University, USA
– Preventing premature birth by exploiting anti-inflammatory actions of progesterone
Martha Lappas, University of Melbourne, Australia
– Prevention of preterm birth: Novel targets of inflammation in the myometrium
Helena Parkington, Monash University, Australia
– Mechanisms contributing to Failure-to-Progress in human labour
Strategies for large-scale and authentic assessment of undergraduates — Organizer: Julia Choate
Harrison Gray, University of Queensland, Australia
– Professional identity in allied health students: how it affects authentic assessment
Yvonne Hodgson, Monash University, Australia
– Academic and student perceptions of assessment
Richard Vickery, University of New South Wales, Australia
– Student Peer Assessment: An efficient assessment method to enhance critical evaluation?
Paul White, Monash University, Australia
– Development and assessment of problem-solving skills
The preterm baby — Organizer: Janna Morrison
Max Berry, Otago University, New Zealand
– Childhood and adolescent outcomes after preterm delivery
Rob Galinsky, University of Auckland, Australia
– Therapies to improve brain development in the preterm fetus
Barbara Lingwood, University of Queensland, Australia
– Supporting the preterm cardiovascular system
Tim Moss, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia
– There is no such thing as a normal preterm baby