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SETAC Vic Seminar and Afternoon Tea Networking Event
Fri, December 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEDT
We would like to invite you to a Research Seminar and Afternoon Tea Networking Event on Friday 2nd December, 2016.
This will be a great opportunity to talk to different research groups about what we are all currently working on, and for new members – and in particular student members – it’s a great opportunity to meet others working in disciplines related to Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. We will also be introducing the new Victorian SETAC Regional Rep, Dr Minna Saaristo (Monash University).
Our guest speaker is Professor Vance Trudeau from the University of Ottawa. Vance recently attended the SETAC-AU conference in Hobart, and gave a fantastic plenary talk on neuroendocrine disruption, which he has kindly agreed to present to us again here in Melbourne (Monash University, Clayton Campus).
Neuroendocrine disruption: more than your hormones are upset
Professor Vance Trudeau, University of Ottawa
Dr. Vance L. Trudeau received his BSc and MSc (Animal Sciences) from McGill University and PhD (Zoology) from the University of Alberta (1991). Dr. Trudeau is Professor of Biology and holds the University of Ottawa Research Chair in Neuroendocrinology. In 2011, Trudeau co-founded (with R.J. Denver and C. Aramburo) the North American Society of Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE). Trudeau leads an international team (www.teamendo.ca) of students and young researchers that study both fish and frogs. The long-term objective of his research program is to understand how the brain and pituitary transduce environmental and physiological signals into changes in reproductive function. This deep understanding of neuroendocrinology is fundamental to our understanding of successful vertebrate reproduction under normal conditions or when the environment is under stress from pollution. Studies on pharmaceuticals and other aquatic contaminants are at the leading edge to endocrine disruption research. The work has shown that the brain is a major target for the actions of contaminants and that these disrupt normal development and reproduction. Such research has helped to shape the emerging field of “neuroendocrine disruption”.
The seminar will cover causes and consequences of neuroendocrine disruption to vertebrate reproduction, using examples from Trudeau’s work in fish, and research from others using rodent models.
Seminar – 1:00-2:00 pm, Monash University, Clayton campus, 16 Rainforest Walk, S12 Lecture theatre
Afternoon Tea/Networking – 2:00-4:00 pm, Monash University, Clayton Campus, 15 Innovation Walk, Room G19
30 Research Way
Clayton VIC 3800
This event will be free for SETAC members
RSVP: Friday 18th November, 2016
Kathryn Hassell (out-going Victorian SETAC Regional Representative)
Minna Saaristo (in-coming Victorian SETAC Regional Representative)
Molly Hoak (Victorian Representative, SETAC Student Team)