AuPS Meeting AuPS

25th - 28th November 2018
Sydney, NSW

AuPS 2018 Sydney - Symposia

The following is a preliminary list of symposia for the 2018 meeting.

Adipose tissue - physiology and pathology — Organizer: Lea Delbridge
James Bell, The University of Melbourne, Australia
– Pericardial adipose accumulation and cardiac pathology - mechanistic insights
Kirsty Spalding, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
– Adipose turnover in human – depot specific characteristics
Charmaine Tam, University of Sydney, Australia
– Combining biomedical research & working with big data - insights into lipid metabolism dysfunction
Matthew Watt, Monash University, Australia
– Identification of metabolically distinct adipocyte progenitor cells in human adipose tissues
Enhancing student engagement: flipping, quizzes, study tools, condensed units and professional development — Organizer: Julia Choate
Julia Choate, Monash University, Australia
– Engaging biomedical students with their course via an assessed professional development program
Kay Colthorpe, University of Queensland, Australia
– Biomedical science students’ active engagement in study tool creation and use
Sharon Felcknoe, Monash University, Australia
– Activating the classroom to enhance student engagement and learning
Andrew Moorhouse, University of New South Wales, Australia
– Medical students engaging in Physiology via a National Quiz Competition
Kathy Tangalakis, Victoria University, Australia
– Revolutionizing first year: An innovative block model to improve student engagement and success
Immunometabolism and disease — Organizer: James Ryall
Mark Febbraio, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
– The designer cytokine IC7: A new treatment for metabolic disease
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
– Understanding the role of Eosinophils in Adipose Tissue Energy Expenditure
Jonathan Schertzer, McMaster University, Canada
– Microbiota components that improve endocrine control of metabolism in obesity and ageing
Kate Schroder, University of Queensland, Australia
– Inflammasome inhibition: novel pathways to mediate immune resolution
Ion channel function — Organizer: David Adams
David Beech, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
– Piezo1 mechano-sensor in vascular physiology and disease
Charles Cox, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia
– Mechanical activation of polycystic kidney disease proteins: ADPKD as a mechanopathology?
Steve Petrou, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
– Mechanism based therapies in ion channel disorders
Kate Poole, University of New South Wales, Australia
– Investigating the role of mechanically gated ion channels in regulating cell migration
Irina Vetter, University of Queensland, Australia
– Ion channels in pain pathways: insight from venom peptides
Maternal Influences on fetal physiology — Organizer: Deanne Hryciw
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
– Maternal linoleic acid consumption and fetal outcomes: Role of placenta and inflammation?
Margaret Morris, University of NSW, Australia
– Maternal effects on offspring metabolism and behaviour – impact of diet and stress
Deborah Sloboda, McMaster University, Canada
– Maternal microbial and metabolic influences on fetal metabolic development.
Metabolic implications of vascular dysfunction — Organizer: Renee Dwyer
Sarah Blackwood, Ariel University, Israel
– The physiological importance of flowmotion
Michelle Keske, Deakin University, Australia
– Skeletal muscle microcirculation and insulin action
Cathryn Kolka, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
– The skeletal muscle endothelium: the barrier within
Dino Premilovac, University of Tasmanisa, Australia
– Metabolic-vascular coupling: Pericytes regulate capillary blood flow
Rigor and reproducibility in physiological research — Organizer: William Phillips
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
David Vaux, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
– Red flags to look out for when reading research papers
Shift work: beneficial effects of exercise and the timing of meals — Organizer: Glenn McConell
Siobhan Banks , University of South Australia , Australia
– Altering the timing of meals to improve metabolic and cognitive performance outcomes in shift workers.
John Hawley, Australian Catholic University, Australia
– Timing Is Everything: Exercise & Nutrition as ‘Zeitgebers’ That Influence Circadian Biology.
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?
Glenn McConell, Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living, Australia
– Can exercise overcome the negative metabolic effects of shift work?
The genome and epigenome of the exercising skeletal muscle — Organizer: Nir Eynon
Jeffery Craig , Deakin University , Australia
– Developing epigenetic biomarkers- applications for exercise
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 gene on muscle performance
Sarah Voisin, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Australia
– The Epigenome distinguish between high-responder and low-responders to exercise
The structural basis of electrical signalling: latest developments in the structural analysis of ion channels and transporters — Organizer: Jamie Vandenberg
David Clapham, Howard Hughes Medical Insitute, United States of America
– Ion channels of primary cilia
King Glenn, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Australia
– Venoms to drugs: selective ion channel modulators for treatment of Dravet syndrome epilepsy
Jacqui Gulbis, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
– Investigating conformational change in Kir Channel gating
Carus Lau, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia
– Structural insights into human Ether-à-go-go-Related Gene (hERG) potassium channel function.
Renae Ryan, University of Sydney, Australia
– The Split Personality of Glutamate Transporters: a Chloride Channel and a Transporter