March 2015

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 19:00 - 19:45
University of Sydney

Poxviruses: Man’s Best Friend. (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Virus)



Poxviruses and humans have had a chequered past. Once the scourge known as smallpox routinely devastated human populations, some estimates are as high as 200 million mortalities last century. However the discovery of a tame version of the virus led to Edward Jenner to demonstrate the practise we now know as vaccination, which has gone some way to repairing the reputation of this virus. My research is built on the premise the these viruses still have much to teach us about many aspects of virology and host cell biology. And one of the most novel and exciting applications may be just around the corner.


Hi all
Please be aware of the following courses being advertised to run at HIE in the next few months. These are a good opportunity to hone your skills in essential and commonly-used science technologies.
1)      ‘Data Analysis And Visualization With R' Course - Monday 13th April to Friday 17th April 2015
The R statistical computing environment has become a standard for scientific data analysis, visualization and reproducible research. At the HIE, we offer an introductory course to help you climb the steep learning curve. This five-day course is aimed at postgraduate students and staff, and is for newcomers to R.
UWS staff and students can enrol at no charge.
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