The UQ Centre of Clinical Research Seminars (CCR) are held fortnightly on Tuesdays from 12pm - 1pm (except during school holidays) in the CCR Auditorium, Herston. The series features topics in the following fields of research, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers:

  • Cancer
  • Brain and Mental health
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Mothers, Babies and Lifelong Health
  • Critical Care
  • Integrated Drug Development

Download the 2017 October - December CCR Seminar Program

Progression of complement C5a receptor antagonists towards clinical trials for Motor Neuron Disease

23 November 2017 12:00pm1:30pm
Presented by Associate Professor Trent Woodruff
Hosted by the UQCCR Industry & Commercialisation Committee

Micro/Nano-Tools for the Clinics

8 November 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Professor Xingyu Jiang

Retrotransposons as Agents of somatic diversity, disease and aging

18 October 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Professor Stephen Helfand

Commercialisation Journey : from Waterloo to Queensland

11 September 2017 11:30am1:30pm
Presented by Derek Jouppi, Co Founder of Suncayr

Ataxia-Telangiectasia : Role of ATM in lung disease and neurodegeneration

5 September 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
In this seminar, Dr Yeo will cover both lung dysfunction and neurodegeneration in A-T. She will describe the establishment of airway epithelial cells from patients with A-T, microbial composition of the upper airway of patients and the response of these epithelial cells to oxidative damage caused by infection and its implication for lung disease. The second part of her presentation will address the role of the ATM protein, mutated in A-T, in protecting against neurodegeneration. It will focus on physiologically-induced DNA double stand breaks (DSB) and their role in signalling in the cerebellum.

The tragedy of early life ear disease and hearing loss for aboriginal communities - an update

29 August 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Professor Amanda Jane Leach
Principal Research Fellow: Leader of the Ear Health Research Program, Child Health Division and Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Ear and Hearing Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Qualifications: MAgSc; PhD (Medicine)

Changing global practice - continuous infusion of beta-lactam antibiotics in sepsis

22 August 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Os Cotta and Professor Jeffrey Lipman

The role of hSSB1 and hSSB2 in the base excision repair pathways

15 August 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Derek Richard
Dr Kirat Chand


20 June 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
In this talk I will present data on the neuro-inflammatory response in both our pre-clinical piglet model of HI as well as our intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) model. With this data we will determine a temporal profile of inflammatory mediators in order to understand its association with brain injury in the neonate following a HI event.
Dr Andrew Martin

Stimulating the social brain

6 June 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Andrew Martin will discuss his latest research using high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation in healthy young and older adults.

Fighting antibiotic resistance: is it possible with probiotics?

30 May 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
The effectiveness of antibiotic treatment has been compromised due to the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Patients with infections caused by these bacteria are at significant risk of severe consequences including death, due to treatment failure.

Making nanomedicine personal: Translating genome wide information and point of care diagnostics into the clinic

23 May 2017 12:00pm
Presented by Professor Matt Trau, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

Multi-omic investigations in oesophageal adenocarcinoma

9 May 2017 12:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Michelle Hill

Ubiquitination in the regulation of membrane proteins

2 May 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Professor Sharad Kumar
Professor Hayden Homer

Oocyte biology and female fertility

8 March 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Professor Hayden Homer and hosted by Professor Martin Lavin
Dr Amy McCart Reed

Breast cancer special types: A molecular analysis

21 February 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Amy McCart Reed and hosted by Professor Martin Lavin
Dr James Brown

Breast cancer: Mechanisms, markers and new treatments

14 February 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr James Brown and hosted by Professor Martin Lavin
Dr Dilys Freeman

Adipocyte function in pregnancy and preeclampsia

9 February 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Dilys Freeman and hosted by Dr Carlos Salomon

In utero aging of fetal tissues signals human parturition via exosomes

30 January 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Ramkumar Menon and hosted by Dr Carlos Salomon
Dr Kenneth Witwer

From trash to treasure: Extracellular vesicles and small RNA in CNS disease

23 January 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Kenneth Witwer and hosted by Dr Carlos Salomon

What do you want to deliver and how to articulate this?

29 November 2016 2:00pm
Presented by Debbie Bullock

Lymph node stromal cell-derived microvesicles and colon cancer metastasis

28 September 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Li Li

Development of Alternative Treatment of Airway Diseases through the use of Probiotics

6 September 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Professor Anders Cervin, Dr Hanna Sidjabat and Amanda Bordin

Export controls : What are they? Do they affect you?

16 August 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Presenter - Kerry Kahl

Cancer care for the whole patient : contributions from psycho-oncology

9 August 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Professor Jane Turner