Monash Health Translation Precinct Research Week - 21-25 November

Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) Research Week 2016 aims to highlight and showcase the ground breaking research taking place across the precinct, from Hudson Institute, Monash University and Monash Health.

From 21 – 25 November, the MHTP Translational Research Facility will become a centre of activity as researchers and staff from across the precinct and all partner sites come together to celebrate and showcase the year’s research achievements. 

Research Week shows the excellent and diverse research from the precinct, across a wide range of disciplines.  The focus of this event is on innovative research areas, sharing knowledge and networking.  There will be a networking and celebration event for staff across the precinct at 5pm on Thursday November 24.


  • Date/time: 21-25 Nov 9-5pm
  • Venue:
    • 21-24 Nov: Seminar rooms 1&2, 45 Kanooka Grove, Clayton 3168
    • 25 Nov: Kingston Centre, Education Centre, Room A and Dandenong Hospital Lecture Theatre
  • Program includes:
    • A Healthy Life Span
    • Cells and Therapies
    • ECR Best of the Best
    • Breakfast talk: Assoc Prof Tim Moss (Title: How to prepare a compelling scientific presentation)
    • Translational Research Symposium Day, incorporating
      • Best of MHTP research
      • PhD Student Showcase Symposium
    • Poster competition and prizes (21 and 22 Nov.  All welcome.  No registration necessary)
    • Nursing and Midwifery seminar (25 Nov at Dandenong Hospital and Kingston Centre.  All welcome.  No registration necessary)
    • Networking, drinks and celebration event
  • Keynote speakers:
    • Professor Anne Kelso AO, CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
    • Simon McKeon AO, Chancellor of Monash University
  • Registration link
  • Flyer (241 KB Pdf)
  • Program (1,923 KB Pdf)
  • Abstract booklet
  • Poster display sessions:
  • Poster display locations:
    • MHTP Building Level 7 Boardroom
    • MHTP Building Level 7 Foyer
    • MHTP Building Bridge Level 3
    • Monash Health Art Space outside Lecture Theatre 3
    • Monash Health Meeting Place (located in Monash Health outside Lecture Theatre 2)
  • ECR 'Best of the Best' sessions

Session 1 - 8.30am Mon 21 Nov to 5.00pm Tue 22 Nov

Category Location
Child Health & Neonatal Health TRF Building Level 7 Boardroom & Meeting Place
Diabetes, Obesity, Men’s Health & Endocrinology TRF Building Level 7 Foyer & TRF Linkbridge
Mental Health & Neurosciences TRF Building Level 7 Foyer
Ageing TRF Building Level 7 Boardroom
Cancer TRF Building Level 7 Boardroom
Allied Health Monash Health Art Space outside Lecture Theatre 3
EM/Anaesthetics/ICU/Trauma TRF Building Linkbridge Level 3

Session 2 - 8.30am Wed 23 Nov to 8.30am Fri 25 Nov

Category Location
Public Health and Health Service TRF Building Level 7 Boardroom & Monash Health Art Space outside Lecture Theatre 3
Cardiovascular Disease TRF Building Level 7 Boardroom & Linkbridge Level 3
Inflammatory & Infectious Diseases TRF Building Level 7 Foyer
Women’s Health TRF Building Level 7 Foyer & Bridge Level 3
Nursing & Midwifery Monash Health Meeting Place
Surgery TRF Building Linkbridge Level 3

ECR 'Best of the Best' Wed 23 Nov 2.30pm to 5pm

Time Speaker/topic
2.30pm – 2.45pm

Dr Michaela Finsterbusch

  • Monocytes contribute to neutrophil-dependent kidney injury in acute glomerulonephritis
2.45pm – 3.00pm

Dr Monique Kilkenny

  • Quality of life is poor for patients who require an interpreter: observations from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR)
3.00pm – 3.15pm

Dr Virginie Deswaerte

  • The Inflammasome Adaptor ASC Promotes Tumour Cell Survival, Independent of Inflammation, in Gastric Cancer via IL-18
3.15pm – 3.30pm

Dr Amy Winship

  • Human blastocyst-secreted microRNA-661 impairs endometrial receptivity via Mouse Double Minute 2 Homolog (MDM2)
Afternoon Tea Break
3.50pm – 4.05pm

Dr Bryan Leaw

  • Human amnion epithelial cells modulate microglia to reduce cell death in a mouse model of perinatal brain injury
4.05pm – 4.20pm

Dr Brian Ko

  • Noninvasive CT-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve Based on Structural and Fluid Analysis
4.20pm – 4.35pm

Dr Le Son Tran

  • NOD1 sensing of Helicobacter pylori infection mediates processing of pro- interleukin-18 in gastric epithelial cells to maintain tissue homeostasis
4.35pm – 4.50pm

Dr Jun Yang

  • Optimizing Care for Patients with Primary Aldosteronism: putting research into practice