Online Public Lectures
A global perspective on developing non-dietary treatment for coeliac disease
The institute's public lecture on 29 May 2012 gave an overview of the current state of coeliac disease research, progress of Nexvax2® (the potential coeliac vaccine currently in clinical trials), and the objectives of ImmusanT, the company responsible for developing the vaccine. The event was held in conjunction with Coeliac Victoria and Tasmania.
- Dr Bob Anderson, Honorary Associate, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Chief Scientific Officer, ImmusanT Inc.
- Dr Evan Newnham, Director of Medicine, Angliss Hospital, Senior lecturer, Monash University and gastroenterologist, Box Hill Hospital.
- Ms Leslie Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, ImmusanT Inc.
Microbial Wars: Our fight with HIV, hepatitis viruses, tuberculosis and resistant organisms
At the institute's public lecture on 7 June 2011, the three speakers and topics were:
- Antibiotic resistance - the emerging public health threat, Dr Kirsty Buisingm - St Vincent's Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital
- One hundred thousand new viruses per second, Dr Joe Sasadeusz - The Royal Melbourne Hospital
- An immunological offensive - can we strike back?, Dr Marc Pellegrini - Infection and Immunity Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Following the lecture presentations there was a question and answer session with the three speakers chaired by Professor Graham Brown, Foundation director, Nossal Institute for Global Health.
Blood Cancers: advances in research, advances in therapy
In the institute’s second public lecture for 2010, Blood cancers: advances in research, advances in therapy, Professor Andrew Roberts from our Cancer and Haematology division gave an overview of the major questions researchers are asking about leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancer.
He also presented examples of promising new areas of research that are likely to improve outcomes for patients.
This was followed by a panel discussion featuring Professor Donald Metcalf, Dr Kylie Mason, Dr Ashley Ng and Ms Rosie Hoyt.
Malaria control and eradication
In the institute's first public lecture for 2010, Malaria: a global disease - control and eradication, Professor Alan Cowman, Dr James Beeson and Professor Sir Gustav Nossal discussed the global impact malaria has on public health, the new treatments and vaccines that are being developed for this infectious disease and the likelihood of it being eradicated.