Program

3rd Australian Biology of Ageing Conference 2018 – Program (Draft)

Poster abstracts

MONDAY 25 JUNE

8:00 AM
Registration and Morning Tea
9:00 AM
Welcome Address

Tissue Ageing 1
Chair: Professor Justin Cooper-White

9:30 AM
PLENARY: Professor Thomas A Rando, Stanford University, United States
Stem Cell Ageing: Functional Consequences and Rejuvenation Strategies
10:15 AM
KEYNOTE: Dr Lindsay Wu, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Pharmacologic manipulation of DNA repair and metabolism to extend lifespan and reproduction
10:45 AM
Dr Joan Li, UQ-StemCARE, Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Australia
Targeting fibrosis using self-assembled nanoparticles and injectable hydrogels
11:00 AM
A/Professor Victoria Cogger, Centre for Education Research on Ageing, University of Sydney, Australia
Targeted treatment for age-related disease
11:15 AM
Dr Frederik Steyn, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland, Australia
Targeting age-related multimorbidity through dietary restriction: 17α-E2 acts via appetite regulating neurons to promote weight loss
11:45 AM
Dr Emma Bolderson. Queensland University of Technology, Australia
The role of Banf1 in genome stability and ageing
12:00 PM
Lunch + Poster Session

Hematopoietic Ageing
Chair: Dr Lindsay Wu

2:00 PM
PLENARY: Professor Hartmut Geiger, University of Ulm, Germany
Aging and rejuvenation of stem cells: A road to healthy aging?
2:45 PM
KEYNOTE: Professor Susie Nilsson, CSIRO Australia
Nutraceutical rejuvenation of aged HSC
3:15 PM
Dr Neil Bower, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia
Characterisation of a waste clearing scavenger cell in the vertebrate brain
3:30 PM
Dr Kylie Quinn, Monash University, Australia
An ageing army: How ageing impacts on CD8 T cell immunity
3:45 PM
Afternoon Tea

Social and Economic Impacts of Healthy Ageing
Chair: A/Professor Genevieve Healy

4:00 PM
Clinical: Professor Len Gray, Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine & Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland, Australia
4:15 PM
Economic: A/Professor Tracy Comans, Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland, Australia
4:30 PM
Prevention/public health: Dr Paul Gardiner, Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland, Australia
4:45 PM
Consumer: Professor Jayne Lucke, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Australia
5:00 PM
Panel discussion: Chaired by A/P Genevieve Healy, School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Australia
5:30 PM
Social Evening at Pizza Caffe

TUESDAY 26 JUNE

8:00 AM
Registration

Regulators of Ageing
Chair: A/Prof Victoria Cogger

9:00 AM
PLENARY: Professor Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
Stem cells and ageing: Cell autonomous and non-autonomous drivers of tissue ageing and the promise of stem cell replacement therapies
9:45 AM
KEYNOTE: Dr Gawain McColl, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia
10:15 AM
Dr Matthew Piper, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Australia
The Role of Amino Acid Balance in Lifespan and Health in Drosophila
10:30 AM
Morning Tea
11:00 AM
Professor Christopher Proud, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute, Australia
Regulation of the elongation phase of protein synthesis enhances translation accuracy and lifespan
11:15 AM
A/Professor Derek Richard, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
The ageing genome
11:30 AM
Dr Cesar Moreno, UQ-StemCARE, Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Australia
Effects of Physiological Ketones in Adult Brain Neural Stem Cells and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Ageing Models
11:45 AM
Professor Emeritus Brian Morris, School of Medical Sciences and Bosch Institute, University of Sydney, Australia
Analysis of polymorphisms in 59 potential candidate genes implicates 5 in human longevity
12:00 PM
Lunch + ABAC 2019 Committee Meeting

Tissue Ageing 2
Chair: Dr Jana Vukovic

2:00 PM
Ms Lauren Poppi, University of Newcastle, Australia
Ageing and the peripheral efferent vestibular system
2:15 PM
Mr Nicholas Hunt, Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Sydney, Australia
Reversing pseudocapillarization in mice
2:30 PM
Ms Sun Woo Sophie Kang, Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, Sydney, Australia
Age-associated changes in hepatocyte polarization
2:45 PM
Afternoon Tea

Brain Ageing
Chair: Professor Ernst Wolvetang

3:00 PM
PLENARY: Professor Juergen Goetz, Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia
Rodent models of ageing dementia – what can we learn from them
3:45 PM
KEYNOTE: A/Professor Mathew Blurton-Jones, University of California, Irvine, United States
Using Human iPSC-derived Microglia and Chimeric Mouse Models to Study Age-Related Neurodegeneration
4:15 PM
Dr Rodrigo Medeiros, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
The cellular and chemical inflammatory processes in Alzheimer’s disease
4:30 PM
Dr Jana Vukovic, School of Biomedical Science, University of Queensland
Microglia regulate spatial learning outcomes following traumatic brain injury
4:45 PM
Ms Sumasri Guntupalli, Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia
Glua1 subunit ubiquitination mediates amyloid-β-induced loss of surface AMPA receptors
5:00 PM
Closing Address

 

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Held on the 25-26 June at the University of Queensland, the conference will bring together researchers to discuss highly innovative and multidisciplinary research programs to tackle the challenges of the demographic change of an ageing society with a particular focus on Stem Cells, Ageing & Rejuvenation.