CNST 3rd Annual Conference
Wednesday 19th June 2013
Flinders University Building, Victoria Square, Adelaide
A day filled with guest speakers, science activities, networking opportunities and a chance to get involved and present your research to the Centre. Call for abstracts open on 22nd May 2013, everyone in the centre (excluding Research Leaders) will be required to submit one A4 page abstract for posters and presentations. On the day there will be prizes up for grabs and an independent judging panel will choose the top three!
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 5pm FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2013
The Next Seminar will take place on
Thursday 30 May in Room 5 SILC Building
from 1 pm to 3 pm
Dr Ramiz A. Boulos - Supervisor
Professor Colin Raston
In my PhD I worked on ‘Mechanosensitive ion channels as novel targets for antimicrobial agents'. Mechanosensitive (MS) channels have evolved the ability to transduce mechanical stress into an electrochemical response. They act as an emergency valve when cells experience an osmotic downshock. The mechanosensitive ion channel of large conductance (MscL) is highly conserved in bacteria and not found in the human genome making it an attractive target for drug discovery. I will be talking about the development of a novel and non-toxic class of antimicrobials effective against gram +ve bacteria, including superbugs. I will also talk about some of the other interesting science I do in the Raston lab including biomass utilization and calcium carbonate formation under high shear.
Professor David Lewis - Tonsley Redevelopment
David will give a brief overview of the Tonsley redevelopment, detailing the centre involvement in this exciting new venture.
MONTHLY CNST MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE SILC BUILDING ON THE LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 1pm to 2pm
All are welcome to attend!