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Research seminars and colloquia

Seminar Schedule 2021

Seminars are held at 12pm in Room 208 of the Microbiology Building, 720 Cumberland St.

At this stage, seminars may be subject to change.

See latest news and events for more detail about the next upcoming seminar.

The Res Coll Talks Schedule and Seminar Schedule will be updated in February.





Chairperson & Journal Club


 Sem 1:          
April 12 12:00 Noon  Dr Jemma Geoghegan Micro Dept  Htin Aung  
April 19 12:00 Noon Dr Mark Hurst AgResearch Mihnea Bostina  
May 3 12:00 Noon Allan Gamble Pharmacy Dept Htin Aung  
May 17 12:00 Noon Caroline Beck Zoology Dept Xochitl Morgan  

Postgraduate Research Colloquia and Journal Club Schedule 2021

Senior students (> 1 year) are asked to do a 20-25 min presentation, including question time. The sessions are meant to be relatively informal, so please describe both problematic and triumphal aspects of your current research as well as a brief introduction to assist a general audience.

Once a month there are sessions of 3 novice students (< 1 year) giving a 15 min presentation, including question time. Since their research might be in a premature state at this point, they are just asked to briefly present a big picture of their topic, how amazing studying and finding this will be as well as their future plans. Any preliminary data they might have obtained so far is more than welcome.

Once a month we have kept a spot for super cool sessions such as workshops (paper writing, gran writing or applying for jobs), lightning session or discussion panel kindly directed by one of our staff members.

Any changes in the schedule will have to be made through Jennifer. Speakers need to make necessary arrangements to find the swap and ensure their spots are covered by another speaker.

Date PG Speaker 1 PG Speaker 2 Speaker 3

Chair & Title Session

Sem 1:        
April 5 to 9 MID SEM BREAK      
April 14 Leighton Payne (Fineran) Heath Ryburn (Cook)   Alice Eruera
April 21 Thilina Herath  (Ireton) Tess McBride  (Fineran)   Natalie Kyte
April 28 Alaska Kotan (Cook) Fran Todd Rose (Cook)   David Mayo-Munoz
May 5  Scientific Writing Work-Shop      
May 12 Natalie Waller (Cook) Sakiusa Cabe Baleivanualala (Ussher)   Alice Eruera
May 19 Gemma Laws (Kemp) Caitlan Smart (Ronson)   Natalie Kyte
May 26 Tabbie Roman (Ussher) Bennett Lawrence Selvara Henzeler (Husain)   David Mayo-Munoz
June 2 External speaker / Work-Shop TBA      
June 9 Sam Smith Bell (McLellan) Douglas Gaskarth (Kemp)   Alice Eruera
June 16 Arpita Roy (Ireton) Shakeel Waqqar (Bostina)   Natalie Kyte