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Café Scientifique: Dengue - past, present, future Sunday 7th September, 6 - 7:30 pm Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa 5 Triton Street, Palm Cove RSVP email/Lisa.Jones1)(jcu.edu.au, 42321311 Free event, all welcome Join A/Prof Greg Devine, QIMR Berghofer …

2014 Australasian Tropical Health Conference

  Join us in September to discuss the latest tropical health research in the region at the Australasian Tropical Health Conference, 7-9 September 2014, Palm Cove, Cairns This is a joint conference between the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) and th…

QTHA Seminar “Structural adventures in unravelling the lifestyles of Gram negative bacteria.”

  Everyone is welcome to join our QTHA Seminar presented by James Cook University, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences   Friday 21st February 2014, 11am, Dr Jennifer Wilson, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University "Structural …

Himalayan Mountain Medicine-From Bhutan to Wollongong

Mr. Phurpa Wangchuk, University of Wollongong will present the next QTHA Seminar "Himalayan Mountain Medicine-From Bhutan to Wollongong" When: Monday 21st October 2013, 11amWhere: JCU Cairns A21.002 Teaching Annex; Videolinked to JCU Townsville Bldg 9 Multi Purpose AV Services …

QTHA Seminar protein structure

"Functional Roles of Conserved Structural Features in α-Defensins" Dr K. Johan Rosengren, The University of Queensland Date: Friday 18th October 2013, 11am Venue: JCU Cairns A21.001 Teaching Annex; Videolinked to JCU Townsville Bldg 9 Multi Purpose AV Services room 001 (DA 9…

“Bats and Health - Time for a Tree Change?”

Please join our free public forum and debate "Bats and Health - Time for a Tree Change?" Saturday 7th September 2013, from 530pm, Pullman Cairns International Hotel, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns Join Prof John McBride, James Cook University, Dr David Westcott, CSIRO, and Dr T…

“Unraveling the mysteries of sample size calculations”

Professor Adrian Esterman, University of South Australia Monday 19th August 2013, 10am Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre D3.054 Videolinked to JCU Townsville Bldg 9 Multi Purpose AV Services Rm 001 (DA 9001) (Email email/Lisa.Jones1)(jcu.edu.au for links to other sites) All…

Veterinary parasitology: what a wonderful world of biodiversity!

"Veterinary parasitology: what a wonderful world of biodiversity! An overview on pets' parasites and their implications for Public health in Europe. " Dr. Alessio Giannelli, University of Bari, ItalyThursday 15th August 2013, 1pmJCU Cairns A21.001 Videolinked to JCU Townsvi…

2013 QTHA Travel Awards

Early Career Researchers and Students affiliated with QTHA Researchers can apply now for a 2013 QTHA Travel Award to attend the 2013 QTHA & ACTM Annual Conference, 7&8 September in Cairns, or another relevant Queensland based conference, or for a Researcher Exchange to another Q…

“Pathogen mediators and mutagens in helminth associated cancers”

Professor Paul Brindley, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA Friday 2nd August 2013, 1pm James Cook University (JCU) Cairns A3.3 Crowther Theatre; Videolinked to JCU Townsville Bldg 9 Multi Purpose AV Services room 002 (DA 9002)  All welcome! Download a flyer…

“New insights into Type 1 diabetes development and therapy”

Professor Chris Parish, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University Date: Friday 26 July 2013, 2 pm Venue: James Cook University(JCU), Cairns A21.002 Videolinked to JCU Townsville Social Sciences room 225 Download a flyer Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is…

“Inside the skin: Understanding host responses in scabies”

Dr Kate Mounsey, University of the Sunshine Coast presenting in the QTHA Seminar Series on Wednesday 24 July 2013, 11 am at James Cook University, Cairns A21.001 Videolinked to JCU Townsville Bldg 4 Behavioural Sciences Rm 225 (contact email/Lisa.Jones1)(jcu.edu.au to arrange li…

QTHA & ACTM 2013 Annual Conference

Conference registration has opened for the 2013 QTHA & ACTM Annual Conference, check the conference pages for all the latest news!  

“Neuronal acid-sensors: Diseases to drugs.”

2013 QTHA Seminar Series "Understanding the role of acid-sensing ion channels in disease: are the pharmacological tools we have sufficient?"Dr Lachlan Rash, The University of QueenslandTuesday 9th July 2013, 11 am James Cook University, Cairns A21.001 Teaching Annex videolinked…

“Can a worm a day keep diabetes away?”

Dr Sheila Donnelly, University of Technology, Sydney presents in the QTHA Electronic Seminar series."Can a worm a day keep diabetes away?" Friday 28th June 2013, 2 pm JCU, Cairns Library B1.031 Videolinked to JCU Townsville Aust. Tropical Science & Innovation Precinct room 030 (…

“Getting to the Guts of Allergic Disease”

QTHA Electronic Seminar series 2013Professor Graham LeGros, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New ZealandThursday 20th June 2013, 11am JCU, Cairns A21.001 TeachingAnnex Videolinked to JCU Townsville Faculty of Science & Engineering room 150.All welcome and conn…

Cairns Swap It Preventive Health Forum

Be part of a frank discussion about the obesity epidemic, its causes, its impacts and what we can do to turn our region's health around. Special Guests: Dr Robyn McDermott -  Head of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, James Cook University Dr Jeanette Young - Queen…

“Development of polyvalent vaccines for prevention of Group A Streptococcal infections”

QTHA 2013 Electronic Seminar SeriesJames Cook University School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences presentsWhat: "Development of polyvalent vaccines for prevention of Group A Streptococcal infections", Dr David McMillan, University of the Sunshine Co…

Infectious Diseases Mini-Symposium

Part of the QTHA Electronic Seminar Series and presented by James Cook University Research Centres: The Centre for Biosecurity and Tropical Infectious Disease & The Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics Infectious Diseases Mini-Symposium When: Frida…

“Larval anisakid nematode parasites in marine fish – are they a health hazard?

Professor Ian Beveridge gives a review of the situation in Australia as part of the 2013 QTHA seminar series Thursday 16th May 2013, 2pm at JCU, Cairns Campus, A3.2 Crowther TheatreAll welcome. Videolinked to JCU Townsville, Aust. Tropical Science & Innovation, Precinct ro…

“Structural Biology of AB5 Toxins” QTHA Electronic seminar series

JCU School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences & QTHA presents"Structural Biology of AB5 Toxins" Associate Professor Travis Beddoe, Monash UniversityThursday 11th April 2013, 2.00 pm JCU, Cairns Campus, A3.2All welcome. Videolinked to JCU Townsville E…

“Effector T cells self-regulate during chronic viral infection by IL-10 over-production” JCU & QTHA seminar

School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences presents"Effector T cells self-regulate during chronic viral infection by IL-10 over-production" Dr Ian Parish, Australian National UniversityWednesday 24th April 2013, 2-3 pm JCU, Cairns Campus, A3.2All welc…

Cafe Scientifique - Venomous animals in north Queensland

JCU Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences presents Science & Society in the Tropics Public Lecture Series in partnership with QTHA and Inspiring Australia Cafe Scientifique: Venomous animals in North Queensland Associate Professor Jamie Seymour Wednesday 10th April…

Seminar 19th Feb 2013, “You mean to say that you are deliberately infecting volunteers with malaria?”

QTHA & James Cook University, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences presents"You mean to say that you are deliberately infecting volunteers with malaria?"Professor James McCarthy, Queensland Institute of Medical Research,Tuesday 19th Feb 2013, 1.…

Seminar 8th February 2013 by Professor Bernard L. Harlow, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, USA

James Cook University School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences presents"Vulvodynia: Prevalent, Debilitating, Poorly Understood; Environmental and Psychiatric Immunoinflammatory Hypotheses"Professor Bernard L. Harlow, University of Minnesota School o…

Seminar 5th Feb 2013, Carbon dioxide perception in the mosquito

QTHA & James Cook University School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences presents"Carbon dioxide perception in the mosquito" Dr Conor McMenimanLaboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA,Tuesday 5th February 2013…

Seminar 24th January 2013 "Leptospirosis in American Samoa"

JCU School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences and QTHA presents "Leptospirosis in American Samoa - Using GIS to Explore Environmental Drivers and Predict Infection Risk" Dr Colleen Lau, Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, The Universi…

Cutting Edge Research

2013 QTHA Seminar Series: January Tuesday 8th Jan, 12 noon, "Sex, Drugs and Malaria" Associate Professor Donald Gardiner, Queensland Institute of Medical Research. Venue, Crowther Little Theatre, A3.2 James Cook University, Cairns Campus. Videolinked to JCUTownsville, Aust. T…

“Delivering Aid and Managing Disease Risk on our Doorstep: Perceptions and realities in the Australia - PNG Treaty Zone”

Dunstan Peniyamina, QLD Department of Health and Geoff Miller Friday 16th November 12 noon - 1pm James Cook University, Cairns Campus, A3.2 Crowther Small Theatre Videolinked to Multipurpose Building 1 & AV Services, JCU Townsville, Building 9 Room 001 in the University Cent…

“Biomarkers and risk factors for erythropoietic suppression in all-cause paediatric anaemia in Mozambique”

Professor Louis Schofield, QTHA Director will present on Tuesday 13th November 2-3pm "Biomarkers and risk factors for erythropoietic suppression in all-cause paediatric anaemia in Mozambique"Venue, Crowther  Little Theatre, A3.2 James Cook University, Cairns Campus. Videolinked…

2012 QTHA Seminar Series: Drs Russell Hays (UniSA) and Oriol Mitjà (Lihir Medical Centre, PNG)

JCU School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences and QTHA presents"Neglected Tropical Diseases in PNG: The experience from Lihir"Tuesday 6th November 2012, 11.00 - 12 noon, James Cook University, Cairns Campus, A3.2  Videolinked to Multipurpose Buildin…

2012 QTHA Seminar Series:David Morgenstern “The Bio-Logic of Venom Complexity”

JCU School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences presents David Morgenstern "The Bio-Logic of Venom Complexity" Friday 9th November 2012, James Cook University, Cairns Campus, A3.2,11.00 - 12.00pm All welcome. email email/Lisa.Jones1)(jcu.edu.au for li…

2012 QTHA Seminar Series: Prof Hidde Ploegh, MIT

Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) present: SPECIAL SEMINAR: "A Biochemist's view of host defense: What viruses and bacteria can teach us" Professor Hidde Ploegh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge …

Diseases you catch in a changing world

Tuesday 18 September 2012, 6:00pmDuring situations of change or disturbance, diseases loom large!Dr Graham Mitchell, AO, Foursight Associates P/L, Melbourne and Chief Scientist, VictoriaNatural disasters and the spread of infectious diseasesProfessor Peter O'Donoghue, The Univer…

Arbovirus Research and Mosquito Control in Australia conference

Register now for the 11th Arbovirus Research in Australia and the 10th Mosquito Control Association of Australia Symposium on the 9 - 14 September 2012 in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. http://conference.qimr.edu.au/page/MCAA-ARA_conference/ The conference brings together resea…

Latest developments in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Medicine: GutBusters and beyond.

QTHA Seminar Series 2012 James Cook University, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences presents Professor Garry Egger "Latest developments in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Medicine" Friday 15th June 2012, 12.00 - 1.00pm Crowther Small Theatre…

2012 QTHA Annual Conference registrations are open

The 2012 QTHA Conference will take place on 17 and 18 September in Brisbane at QIMR, using their terrific facilities in the new Smart State building. Registrations are now open, please visit the QTHA conference website pages to view the draft program. Download a conference fly…

2012 QTHA Conference 17 & 18 September

The 2012 QTHA Conference will take place on 17 and 18 September in Brisbane.  The Conference will be hosted by QIMR, using their terrific facilities in the new Smart State building.  Registrations will be open shortly, please visit the QTHA conference website pages to view the…

2nd Northern Australian Malaria Symposium

Registrations are open for the 2nd Northern Australia Malaria Symposium www.conference.qimr.edu.au/NAMS Monday 23 April 2012Kedron-Wavell Services Club, Brisbane8.30am - 5.00pm followed by a networking opportunity over drinks 5.00 - 6.00pm Abstracts for oral presentations:Ope…

Controlling vector-borne diseases: Mosquitoes for sale QTHA seminar at JCU, Cairns

Queensland Tropical Health Alliance and James Cook University presents: Controlling vector-borne diseases: Mosquitoes for sale.4 -530 pm, Friday, 18 November 2011Crowther Small Lecture Theatre, A3.2James Cook University, Cairns Everyone welcome, light refreshments at the Boath…

“High resolution imaging of malaria parasite-infected erythrocytes: Food Sex and Drugs”

Join Professor Leann Tilley, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, The University of Melbourne for a fascinating lecture about using technologies to study the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. This Lectu…

Scientists celebrate research

James Cook University celerates email/Research)(JCU in September with seminars and panel discussions around High Resolution Imaging, male circumcision for HIV prevention, Linguistics and Bioethics. Download a flyer

Images from QTHA launch, opening of new QTHA facility and QTHA Conference

On Thursday 14th July 2011 the Treasurer and Minister for State Development Andrew Fraser launched the Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA) and its new medical research laboratory at James Cook University's Cairns campus. See images from the launch event. The first QTHA f…

Parasitic and Venomous Encounters in the Tropics

James Cook University, The Queensland Tropical Health Alliance and The Australian Society for Parasitology present: “Parasitic & Venomous Encounters in the Tropics” Join us as we take you on an adventure talk through life in the tropics: Snails, stingers, stonefish and sn…

Bioinformatics Workshop

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July 2011, James Cook University, Cairns Campus This workshop is supported by James Cook University, the Queensland Tropical Health Alliance, and the Australian Society for Parasitology Inc. This two-day workshop is aimed at biologist with basic bioinfor…

Master Class “Medical entomology: mosquito-borne diseases of the tropical world”

26 - 30 September 2011, James Cook University, Cairns Campus, Queensland, Australia This five-day Master Class offers students a unique opportunity to work with prominent medical entomologists Professor Scott Ritchie and Professor Tom Burkot on two of the most important mosquit…

First QTHA forum will take place Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2011, at the Pullman Reef Casino Hotel, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

Registrations are now open for the 2011 ACTM / QTHA Conference 16 - 17 July, at the Pullman Reef Casino Hotel, Cairns. Visit the conference pages to register and view the draft program.

IHBI Special Seminar: "A synthetic carbohydrate vaccine for malaria: new perspectives" presented by Prof Louis Schofield, QTHA

IHBI Special Seminar Series proudly presents:Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA) QTHA benefits and opportunities, connecting with IHBI researchers "A synthetic carbohydrate vaccine for malaria: new perspectives"Who:Professor Louis Schofield Director, Queensland Tropical H…

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