10th Brisbane Cell and Developmental Biology Meeting

10th Brisbane Cell and Developmental Biology Meeting

Mon 11 Nov 2019 8:00am5:30pm


QBP Auditorium
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
306 Carmody Rd
St Lucia, QLD, 4072

Keynote speakers include:

Professor Erik Sahai, Francis Crick Institute

Associate Professor Antje Blumenthal, The University of Queensland, Diamantina Institute

Dr Steven Zuryn, Queensland Brain Institute

Dr Melanie White, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A* Star



8.30 am – 8.50 am: Registration

8.50 am – 9.00 am: Opening remarks


9.00 am – 9.15 am: Dr. Mark Adams, QUT/TRI

Cell division cycle associated protein-3 regulates polo-like kinase 1 to promote timely entry into mitosis

9.15 am – 9:30 am: Dr. Felicity Davis, MRI

Multiscale activity imaging in the mammary gland reveals how oxytocin enables lactation

9:30 am – 9:45 am: Dr. Lena Constantin, SBMS

Sensory processing in a zebrafish model of fragile X syndrome

9:45 am – 10:20 am: PLENARY I – A/Prof. Antje Blumenthal, UQDI

10:20 am – 10:35 am: Morning tea


10:35 am – 11:00 am: PLENARY II – Dr. Steven Zuryn, QBI

11:00 am – 11:05 am: Best image award Coherent

11:05 am – 11:10 am: Guillaume Burnet, SBMS

Cripto: a potential new player regulating spermatogonial stem cell specification

11:10 am – 11:15 am: Maya Wilde, SBMS

Developing the auditory oddball test for neuronal analysis in zebrafish models of Autism Spectrum Disorder

11:15 am – 11:20 am: Enakshi Sinniah, IMB

Conserved epigenetic regulatory logic infers genes governing cell identity

11:20 am – 11:25 am: James Dight, UQDI

Endovascular progenitors initiate and drive de novo vascularisation in melanoma

11:25 am – 11:30 am: Ghazaleh Hashemi, UQDI

The role of endovascular progenitors in vessel formation in melanoma

11:30 am – 12:10 pm: PLENARY III – Prof. Barry Thompson, ANU


              12:10 pm – 1:10 pm: Posters and lunch


              1:10 pm – 2:00 pm: PLENARY IV – Prof. Erik Sahai, Francis Crick Institute

              2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Dr. Allen Feng, SBMS

SOX30 and CREM: Master regulators of spermatogenesis in mice

              2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Dr. Jessica Teo, IMB

Epithelial Caveolin-1 maintains monolayer tension to drive oncogenic cell extrusion

              2:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Zoe West, QUT

Intracellular transport of MMP14 is regulated by R-SNAREs and Q-SNAREs

              2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: afternoon tea


              3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Tevin Chau, IMB

Integrin-signalling regulates endothelial cell rearrangements during vascular morphogenesis

              3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Dr. Christian Nefzger, IMB

Generation of mature intestinal stem cells from pluripotent stem cells using transcription factor guided differentiation

              3:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Rajlakshmi Sawale, SBMS

Role of gut microbiota in the functional development of the enteric nervous system in larval zebrafish

              3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Jilai Zhao, UQDI

Atherogenic ox-LDL results in human endothelial progenitor depletion and dysfunction through pathological endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition

              4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: PLENARY V – Dr. Melanie White, A*STAR

              4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Prize announcements and closing remarks

              4:45 pm – 5:30 pm: Reception



Queensland Brain Institute: https://qbi.uq.edu.au/

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology: https://aibn.uq.edu.au/

Diamantina Institute: https://di.uq.edu.au/

School of Biomedical Sciences: https://biomedical-sciences.uq.edu.au/

Mater: https://www.mater.org.au

Centre for Clinical Research: https://clinical-research.centre.uq.edu.au/



Coherent: https://www.coherent.com.au/

Merck: https://www.merckgroup.com/en/worldwide/merck-in-australia.html

Labcabs: http://www.labcabs.com.au/


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