TRI Auditorium

Cores 2021 professional development conference

Join us as we bring together Core Facilities professionals for the inaugural CORES 2021 Professional Development Conference at TRI. We invite you to network, collaborate, keep up to date with the latest technology and hear from industry leaders on servicing the scientific community.

All Scientific Core disciplines are invited: from Microscopy to Mass Spec, Biological Resources to Flow Cytometry and everything in between. If you work in a Core Facility, Scientific Platform or Shared Resource Services Lab, this conference is for you!

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Time and Location
9:00am - 5:00pm, 7 October 2021
TRI Auditorium, 37 Kent St Woolloongabba

Conference Attendance (in-person) - $55
Conference Attendance (online) - $15
Conference Dinner (night prior - 6 October) - $60


Session 1:


Leadership in Science: supporting individuals, teams and collaborations  Prof Margaret Sheil AO
Vice-Chancellor and President, QUT
Moving from Research to Core A/Prof Nigel Waterhouse,
Facility Manager, QIMR Berghofer 
Customer Service: Promoting a client-centric culture in cores Dr Jane Fitzpatrick
Chief Operating Officer, ANFF

Session 2:

11:10am - 12:50pm

Recruiting, retaining and developing talent Adj Prof (UQ) Sach Jayasinghe
Chief Investigator, Australian Digital Observatory - ARDC Platform Project, QUT
Professional Development of core staff Prof Linda Lua
Director, Protein Expression Facility
Academic Leadership at TRI A/Prof Raymond Steptoe and Dr David Sester
Principal Research Fellow, UQDI , Senior Flow Cytometry Scientist, TRI
Publishing, acknowledgement and grantsmanship as a member of a core (Talk) Dr Brian Tse, Senior Preclinical Imaging Scientist, TRI
Publishing, acknowledgement and grantsmanship as a member of a core (Panel) Dr Brian Tse Senior Preclinical Imaging Scientist, TRI; 
Professor Stephen Blanksby, Acting-Pro Vice Chancellor (Research infrastructure), Principal Research Fellow (Mass Spectrometry), Professor of Chemistry, QUT;
Dr Nicholas Condon, Senior Microscopist & CZI Imaging Scientist, ACRF, IMB, UQ; 
Dr Michael Batzlof, Research Leader, Griffith University 

Session 3:

1:40pm - 4:00pm 

"My Journey" through Science and Research Prof Ian Frazer AC FRS
Affiliate Professor, UQDI Faculty of Medicine; NHMRC Leadership Fellow, Faculty of Medicine; Afflil Professorial Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Finding your Core Strength Kylie Price, Head of Research Technology and Senior Staff Scientist, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

How to engage with industry and external clients

Managing a National Core Facility – Rules of Engagement

Dr Derek Smith, Senior Manager, Griffith University

Rebecca Lang, Operations Manager, Compounds Australia, GRIDD, Griffith University

The means, mechanisms and considerations for the acquisition of research infrastructure Dr Jodi Clyde-Smith, Director Research Office, UQ
Core facility financial sustainability (Panel) Kylie Price, Dr Derek Smith, Dr Jodi Clyde-Smith, Sach Jayasignhe
Drinks and Networking in the TRi Atrium 
4:00 - 5:00pm

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