Tuesday Seminar Series

25 Jul 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm
03 Oct 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm
07 Nov 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm
05 Dec 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm


The 2017 Tuesday Seminars will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from Tuesday 7 March through to December. The objectives of this seminar series are to build further knowledge in innovative medical research, development and translation; and to attract renown speakers on topics that will be relevant to a broad audience.

The Tuesday Seminars are free to attend, simply come along to the Auditorium at the TRI building, no RSVP is required. 

2017 Schedule

Date & Time

Time Featured Speaker TRI Host Title & Abstract
4 July 2017 12.00 - 1.00pm Professor Nick Graves, Health Economist, QUT Professor Gerald Holtmann

Are we overpowering intervention studies? P-values, Clinical Trials and Waste in Research 

25 July 2017

12.00 - 1.00pm

Dr Jonathan Sherlock, Kennedy Institute of Rhuematology, University of Oxford

Prof Ranjeny Thomas

Immunological pathways implicated in autoimmune diseases

8 August  12.00 - 1.00pm Professor Carl Walkley, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Melbourne Mater Research Defining the function of ADAR1 mediated A-to-I RNA editing in vivo
15 August 1200 - 1.00pm

Dr Neil Everest, Oncology and Haematology Clinical Evaluation Unit of the TGA

Prof Pam Russell The complexity of 21st Century Regulatory approaches to improving medicines access

5 September 2017


Program in development

Louise Morland

Imagine 2017

3 October 2017

12.00 - 1.00pm

Prof Roger Daly, Molecular Biology, Monash University

Prof Brian Gabrielle


18-21 October 2017



Prof Peter Soyer

Special Seminar - 9th World Congress - Melanoma

7 November 2017





5 December 2017

12.00 - 1.00pm

Dr Giulia Rancati, IMB, A*STAR, Singapore

A/Prof Helmut Schaider

Mechanisms of eukaryotic evolution: from yeasts to cancer cells

TRI based researchers, if you'd like to nominate a speaker, please contact them to ascertain their availability. If the speaker would like to present at TRI, please complete the online form and submit to the Personal Development and Talent Management Committee who will evaluate each submission. If you have any questions, please email: [email protected]

2017 Speaker Archive

Date & Time

Time Featured Speaker TRI Host Title & Abstract

30 May 2017 *Please note date change

12.00 - 1.00pm 

Prof Alan Mackay-Sim, 2017 Australian of the Year

Dr Alexandre Cristino

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: from stem cells to drug discovery

6 June 2017

12.00 - 1.00pm 

A/Prof Michael Samuel, Head Tumour Microenvironment Lab, Centre for Cancer Biology,

SA Pathology & the University of South Australia

Prof Rik Thompson

Biochemical and biomechanical inter-relationships in cancer and wound healing

20 June 2017 12.00 - 1.00pm  Prof Cornellia Weyand, Medicine - Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford Prof Ranjeny Thomas Immunometabolic Signatures in Autoimmunity