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School of Molecular Sciences Seminars
 July 2017
Thursday 13
12:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Vascularization dynamics in engineered tissues : A public lecture by Professor Shulamit Levenberg, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel Website | More Information
Vascularization continues to represent a major challenge in the successful implementation of regenerative strategies. Current approaches for inducing vascularization in vivo include pre-forming a vasculature ex vivo, and the use of a variety of strategies to stimulate vascularization in situ. Vessel network assembly within 3D tissues can be induced in vitro by means of co-culturing of endothelial cells, fibroblasts and cells specific to the tissue of interest. This approach supports formation of endothelial vessels and promotes endothelial and tissue-specific cell interactions. In addition, we have shown that in vitro pre-vascularization of engineered tissue can promote its survival and vascularization upon implantation and that implanted vascular networks, can anastomose with host vasculature and form functional blood vessels in vivo.

Sufficient vascularization in engineered tissues can be achieved through coordinated application of improved biomaterial systems with proper cell types. We have shown that vessel network maturity levels and morphology are highly regulated by matrix composition and analyzed the vasculogenic dynamics within the constructs. In addition, we have recently shown that adipose-derived endothelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells enhance vascular network formation on 3D constructs in vitro and can contribute to in vivo vascularization of tissue-engineered flaps. We also explored the effect of mechanical forces on vessels organization and demonstrated that morphogenesis of 3D vascular networks is regulated by tensile forces. Revealing the cues controlling vascular network properties and morphology can enhance in-vitro tissue vascularization and improve graft integration prospects..

Professor Levenberg conducts interdisciplinary research on stem cells and vascular tissue engineering. She did her PhD at the Weizmann Institute on cell adhesion and her post doctorate research at MIT on stem cells tissue engineering with Professor Robert Langer, a world leader in biomaterials, drug delivery and tissue engineering. In 2004 she joined the Technion Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. During 2011-2012 she spent her sabbatical year as a visiting professor at the Wyss institute at Harvard University. In her research she studies the mechanical control of tissue assembly in vitro and in vivo with a focus on vessel network formation and anastomosis in engineered tissues. She is also developing micro bioreactors and nanoliter droplet devices for stem cell growth and manipulations and for early diagnostic applications. Levenberg is currently the elected Dean of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Technion and a member of the Israel National Bioethics Committee.

12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Professor Anthony Akkari – Pharmacogenetics Safety, Efficacy and Motor Neuron Disease Therapeutics More Information
Friday 14
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Prof. Neil Barnett - Deakin University, The 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry Australasian Lectureship More Information
Thursday 20
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Title TBA More Information
Monday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Visualising Chemistry at the Single Molecule Level More Information
Visualising Chemistry at the Single Molecule Level

 August 2017
Thursday 03
16:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Telethon Kids Institute - Prospective Student Evening : An information evening for all students considering a postgraduate degree in medical research Website | More Information
Telethon Kids Institute (UWA's Centre for Child Health Research) invites all prospective Honours, M.D., and higher degree by research students to join us for the evening to learn more about becoming a student with us. Our supervisors will be speaking to students about their student projects, and answering any questions you may have. You will get to learn more about what we do, our current research projects, and our facilities. You will also get a chance to meet current students and learn more about our student programs, scholarships and support services. It's a great opportunity to secure your supervisors and project for the coming year! To RSVP, please visit prospectivestudentevening2017.splashthat.com
Tuesday 08
13:00 - CANCELLED - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Dr Michelle Watt More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.


Wednesday 09
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Prof. Stephen Hashmi - “Challenges in Gold Catalysis ” More Information
Thursday 10
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Soren Bock – Phd Student, Research Completion Seminar -UWA More Information
Thursday 17
12:00 - SEMINAR - BAYLISS SEMINAR SERIES : Mark Cruickshank - Infant leukaemia – are we targeting a one-hit wonder? More Information
Friday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Nadim Darwish - Towards single-molecule devices: Mechanically stable single-molecule circuits More Information
Friday 25
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Max Roemer - Ferrocene based compounds as highly efficient molecular diodes More Information
Thursday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Xiaoling Tong - Silkworm functional genomics: Potential application in biotechnology and as human disease model More Information

 September 2017
Friday 01
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Nikki Man - The synthesis and pharmacological studies on a novel antimicrobial agent & new nickel catalysts and their applications in organic synthesis More Information
Friday 08
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Valerie Verhasselt - Impact of mother-child interaction through breast milk on immune development and long term homeostasis More Information
Friday 15
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Peter Scammells - Applications of New N-Demethylation Methodology in the Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Opiates, Anticancer Agents and Fluorescently Labelled Ligands More Information
Thursday 21
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : "Synthesis, Complexity and Systems Chemistry”. More Information
Friday 22
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : An Excursion to the Density Functional Theory Zoo: Insights for Electronic Ground and Excited States (2017 RACI Physical Chemistry Lectureship) More Information
Thursday 28
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Honours Research Proposal More Information
"Evaluation of cell activation and uptake of polymeric nanoparticles in microglia"

 October 2017
Thursday 05
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : UWA PhD Completion More Information
Investigation into the atmospheric degradation of a-phellandrene: A computational, experimental and modelling study

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