AuPS Meeting AuPS

25th - 28th November 2018
Sydney, NSW

AuPS 2018 Sydney - Symposia

Adipose tissue - physiology and pathology — Organizer: Lea Delbridge
Wah Chin Boon, Florey Institute, Australia
– - Effects of oestrogens on adipose tissues
Matthew Watt, Monash University, Australia
– - Identification of metabolically distinct adipocyte progenitor cells in human adipose tissues
James Bell, The University of Melbourne, Australia
– - Pericardial adipose accumulation and cardiac pathology – mechanistic insights
Enhancing student engagement: flipping, quizzes, study tools, condensed units and professional development — Organizer: Julia Choate
Kathy Tangalakis, Victoria University, Australia
– - Revolutionizing first year: an innovative block model to improve student engagement and success
Sharon Flecknoe, Monash University, Australia
– - Activating the classroom to enhance student engagement and learning
Julia Choate, Monash University, Australia
– - Engaging biomedical students with their course via in-curriculum professional development
Kay Colthorpe, University of Queensland, Australia
– - Biomedical science students’ active engagement in study tool creation and use
Andrew Moorhouse, University of New South Wales, Australia
– - Medical students engaging in physiology via a national quiz competition
Immunometabolism and disease — Organizer: James Ryall
Seth Masters, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
– - NLRP1 exacerbates colitis-associated cancer through IL-18, with effects on butyrate producing Clostridiales
Kate Quinlan, The University of NSW, Australia
– - Eosinophils in adipose tissue energy expenditure
Kate Schroder, University of Queensland, Australia
– - New insights into inflammasome signalling and inhibition
Mark Febbraio, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
– - The novel designer cytokine IC7Fc protects against obesity-induced metabolic disease
Jonathan Schertzer, McMaster University, Canada
– - Microbiota components that improve endocrine control of metabolism in obesity and ageing
Ion channel function — Organizer: David Adams
David Beech, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
– - Piezo1 mechano-sensor in vascular physiology and disease
Kate Poole, University of New South Wales, Australia
– - Mechanoelectrical transduction at the cell-substrate interface
Charles Cox, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia
– - A TRiP through the mechanical world of TRPP channels
Irina Vetter, University of Queensland, Australia
– - Ion channels in pain pathways: insight from venom peptides
Steve Petrou, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
– Mechanism based therapies in ion channel disorders
Maternal Influences on fetal physiology — Organizer: Deanne Hryciw
Deborah Sloboda, McMaster University, Canada
– - Maternal microbial and metabolic influences on programming reproductive and metabolic outcomes
Margaret Morris, University of NSW, Australia
– - Maternal effects on offspring metabolism and behaviour – impact of diet and stress
Hui Chen, University Technology Sydney, Australia
– - Impact of maternal cigarette smoke exposure on brain health, lessons learned from a mouse model
Deanne Hryciw, Griffith University, Australia
– - Elevated maternal linoleic acid reduces male fetal survival
Metabolic and signalling dysregulation in cardiac stress — Organizer: Kim Mellor
Dale Abel, University of Iowa, USA
– - Novel mechanisms linking metabolic signaling and mitochondria to the pathophysiology of heart failure
Lea Delbridge, Department of Physiology, Australia
– - Molecular mechanisms of cardiac metabolic stress pathology
Regis Lamberts, University of Otago, New Zealand
– - Autonomic dysregulation in the diabetic heart
James Coleman, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia
– - Orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR37L1 and the cardiovascular system: variability across methods and models
Metabolic implications of vascular dysfunction — Organizer: Renee Ross (Dwyer)
Michelle Keske, Deakin University, Australia
– - Skeletal muscle microvascular blood flow and insulin action
Cathryn Kolka, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
– - The skeletal muscle endothelium: the barrier within
Dino Premilovac, University of Tasmania, Australia
– - Metabolic-vascular coupling: pericytes regulate capillary blood flow
Sarah Blackwood, Ariel University, Israel
– - The physiological importance of flowmotion
Rigor and reproducibility in physiological research — Organizer: William Phillips
David Vaux, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
– Red flags to look out for when reading research papers
Simon Gandevia, Neuroscience Research Australia, Australia
– - Reproducibility: why you should be worried?
Miranda Grounds, University of Western Australia, Australia
– - Building rigour in exploratory rodent studies of neuromuscular disease
Shift work: beneficial effects of exercise and the timing of meals — Organizer: Glenn McConell
John Hawley, Australian Catholic University, Australia
– - Timing is everything: exercise & nutrition as ‘Zeitgebers’ that influence circadian biology
Glenn McConell, Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living, Australia
– - Can exercise overcome the negative metabolic effects of shift work?
Siobhan Banks , University of South Australia , Australia
– - Altering the timing of meals to improve metabolic and cognitive performance outcomes in shift workers
Melinda Jackson, RMIT, Australia
– - Impact of shift work on sleep, alertness and cognitive function– can “splitting” sleep reduce the adverse effects of night shift work?
The genome and epigenome of the exercising skeletal muscle — Organizer: Nir Eynon
Nir Eynon, Institute of Sport, Exercise, and Active Living (ISEAL), Australia
– - What do we know on the genome of the exercising muscle?
Jane Seto, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), Australia
– - New insights into the influence of ACTN3 on muscle performance
Jeffery Craig , Deakin University , Australia
– - Developing epigenetic biomarkers - applications for exercise
Sarah Voisin, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Australia
– - Racing against the (epigenetic) clock: exercise training slows down epigenetic aging in skeletal muscle
The structural basis of electrical signalling: latest developments in the structural analysis of ion channels and transporters — Organizer: Jamie Vandenberg
Jian Yang, Columbia University, USA
– - Structural basis of function and regulation of endolysosomal TRPML channels
Glenn King, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Australia
– - Cryo-EM structure of a gating modifier–sodium channel complex reveals the complex molecular basis of allosteric modulation of channel gating
Carus Lau, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia
– - Understanding the mechanisms of hERG channel gating and drug inhibition using cryo-EM
Jacqui Gulbis, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
– - Investigating the role of conformational change of the pore in Kir channel gating
Renae Ryan, University of Sydney, Australia
– - The split personality of glutamate transporters: a chloride channel and a transporter