Seminars & Events
One of WAIMR's major goals is to educate the research community and the public on the benefits that medical research has to offer. As well as regular weekly seminars, we run a number of special seminars throughout the year, along with several fundraising events.
WAIMR Seminar Series
Innovation in research can be realised by sharing ideas and broadening our exposure to advances in similar disciplines. The WAIMR Seminar Series provides an opportunity for staff, students and members of the public to engage with a range of researchers, clinicians and other practitioners on medical research issues. Our upcoming seminars are outlined below.
15th May 2013
Molecular imaging of thrombosis, inflammation and vulnerable plaques and anti-thrombotic therapy without bleeding via targeting of activated platelets with recombinant antibodies
Professor Karlheinz Peter works as interventional cardiologist at the Alfred Hospital and as basic scientist at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. He holds an ARC Future fellowship and an Honorary NHMRC fellowship. He is Professor of Medicine and Immunology at Monash University. Karlheinz worked for many years as interventional cardiologist, including as the head of the cardiac catheter laboratory at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He did his post doc at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and at Scripps Research Foundation, La Jolla, USA. Most of his clinical training was at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. His research is focused on the cellular mechanisms of coronary artery disease and its consequence, myocardial infarction, encompassing the role of platelets, coagulation and inflammation in atherosclerosis, as well as the mechanisms leading to the rupture of atherosclerotic plaques. He has developed novel biomarker (proteomic and microRNA) approaches and molecular imaging strategies towards the localisation of vulnerable, rupture-prone plaques and the identification of patients at risk of myocardial infarction. One of his primary research interests is the development of new “intelligent” drugs for patients with myocardial infarction. He has developed human single-chain antibody drugs that demonstrate highly promising properties with high anti-platelet and anticoagulant efficacy but reduced side effects, particularly bleeding complications.
* Unless otherwise noted, these seminars are now held in the Bruce Hunt Lecture Theatre, which is located on Level 2 of South Block at Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, Perth. All of the seminars listed here are open to the public, and refreshments are provided.
WAIMR is keen to keep the community up-to-date on our research. Holding public seminars about topical issues are part of this commitment. Our upcoming seminars are outlined below (although please be aware that some of these may require registration).
There are currently no seminars scheduled.
WAIMR runs a number of fundraising events throughout the year. Increasing numbers of organizations are choosing to host national and international conferences in Perth. WAIMR is proud to support the events listed below.
There are currently no events scheduled.