Bio21 International Women's Day 'Mini-Symposium'

Friday, 8 March, 2019 - 09:00 to 13:00

This year on International Women’s Day join us to celebrate our Women of Bio21 at the 'Bio21 International Women's Day Mini-Symposium':

The Bio21 Women’s Committee have put together a line-up of Bio21 academic and industry researchers to speak about their science and share their experiences.

Come along and be inspired!

What: Bio21 International Women's Day Mini-Symposium

When: 9am – 12:45pm, 8 March, (including morning tea and lunch kindly sponsored by CSL)
Where: Bio21 auditorium and atrium
Please register to attend by following the link.

Hear from: 
Prof. Sally Gras, Assoc. Director Engagement, Group Leader, Chemical Engineering; 
Xiaojing Sui, Graduate Researcher, Hatters group; Biochemistry;
Dr Adriana Baz Morelli, Director In vivo Biology, CSL; 
Dr Kathryn Tiedje, Research Fellow, Day Group, Biosciences; 
Dr Zalihe Hakki, Research Fellow, Williams group, Chemistry; 
Dr Laura Edgington-Mitchell, Group Leader Biochemistry;
Dr Dedreia Tull, Manager, Metabolomics Australia; 
Prof. Uta Wille, Group Leader, Chemistry; 
Dr Sandra Koernig, Research Scientist, Immunoglobulins Research, CSL 
Dr Emma McHugh, Research Fellow, Ralph group, Biochemistry.

9:00 am - 9:30 am


9:30 am - 9:45 am

Welcome Address

Prof. Michael Parker and Dr. Diana Stojanovski


Session 1




Laura Fielden

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Prof. Sally Gras

Group Head  - Engineering


Biomolecules in milk and cheese: challenges and opportunities


10:00 am - 10:15 am

Xiaojing Sui

Graduate Reseacher

Hatters Group - Biochemistry

The impact of proteostasis imbalance on proteome solubility’

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Dr Adriana Baz Morelli

Director In vivo Biology



Therapies for the treatment of human diseases


10:30 am - 10:45 am

Dr Kathryn Tiedje

Research Fellow

Day Group- Biosciences


Malaria Eradication: Is it possible?


10:45 am - 11:00 am

Dr Zalihe Hakki

Research Fellow

Williams Group - Chemistry

Making molecules with function: inspired inhibitors and designer drugs


11:00 am -11:30 am

Morning Tea Break

Bio21 Atrium


Session 2




Dr Matt Dixon

11:30 am- 11:45 am

Dr Laura Edgington-Mitchell

Group Head - Biochemistry


Chemical Probes at the Cutting Edge of Inflammation


11:45 am-12:00 pm

Dr Dedreia Tull

Manager, Metabolomics Australia


Metabolomics – Small Molecule Analysis


12:00 pm -12:15 pm

Prof. Uta Wille

Lab Head - Chemistry

Radical Chemistry —a Journey from Germany to Australia


12:15 pm -12:30 pm

Dr Sandra Koernig

Research Scientist, Immunoglobulins Research CSL

Topical application of human-derived Ig isotypes for the control of acute respiratory infection

12:30 pm- 12:45 pm

Dr Emma McHugh

Research Fellow

Ralph Group - Biochemistry


Regulation of splicing in Plasmodium falciparum


12:45 pm


Bio21 Atrium