The 30th TQEH Research Expo – Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October 2021

Each October the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research holds TQEH Research Expo which now forms part of CALHN Research Week. TQEH Research Expo provides researchers in training with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in delivering presentations before a broad audience. In addition to student presentations, the 30th TQEH Research Expo Plenary Lecture, titled “Outcomes & Data – 20 years on from Bristol” was given by Dr Michael Cusack, SA Chief Medical Officer, in a session chaired by Professor Guy Maddern, Director of Research at the BHI, TQEH. The full program which includes all abstracts can be downloaded here.

Congratulations to all research students and trainees who presented their results at the 30th TQEH Research Expo. Eight prizes were awarded across different categories thanks to our generous sponsors (see table below photo gallery).

L-R: Joshua Kovoor, Man Ying (Celine) Li, Dr Anna Megow, Lana Matteucci and Muhammed Awad. Absent from photo: Amita Ghadge, Dr Madeleine Bryant and Dr Sheree Cross.

30th TQEH Research Expo Award Winners

CategoryPrize SponsorWinnerBHI Research Group
Best Lay DescriptionThe University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences ($350)Amita Ghadge, The University of AdelaideBreast Biology and Cancer Unit
Best Mini-Oral Presentation Southern Cross Science ($500)Dr Madeleine Bryant, The University of AdelaideRheumatology Research Group
Best Mini-Oral PresentationUniversity of South Australia, Clinical & Health Sciences ($500)Dr Sheree Cross, CALHNSolid Tumour Group
Best Oral Presentation: Honours & Summer StudentsThe Hospital Research Foundation Group ($1000)Lana Matteucci, University of South AustraliaTherapeutics Research Centre
Best Oral Presentation: Junior Laboratory ResearchThe University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences ($1000)Man Ying (Celine) Li, The University of AdelaideSurgical Science Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Senior Laboratory ResearchUniversity of South Australia, Clinical & Health Sciences ($1000)Muhammed Awad, University of South AustraliaENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Junior Clinical ResearchThe Hospital Research Foundation Group ($1000)Joshua Kovoor, The University of AdelaideSurgical Science Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Senior Clinical ResearchAusHealth ($1000)Dr Anna Megow, The University of AdelaideENT Surgery

We thank the following sponsors for their support of the 30th TQEH Research Expo, The Hospital Research FoundationThe University of Adelaide (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), University of South Australia (Clinical & Health Sciences), AusHealth, Interpath Services, Southern Cross Science, Chem-SupplyBeckmann Coulter, Pathtech and Eppendorf.

 

For information about TQEH Research Expo 2022 please contact the Chair of the Organising Committee, Associate Professor Joy Rathjen. [email protected]

TQEH RESEARCH EXPO 2020

In 2020, TQEH Research Expo was held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October. For the first time since 2008, TQEH Research Expo was held in the main lecture theatre at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (on Friday), to allow a larger live audience to attend while adhering to COVID restrictions. This year all sessions could also be attended via Zoom. We would like to thank Professor Toby Coates for his outstanding Plenary Lecture [watch Zoom recording], invited guests who were able to attend in person – especially those who chaired sessions, as well as researchers/clinicians who judged abstracts and presentations. [scroll down to see a photo slideshow below the table of Award Winners].

TQEH Research Expo 2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to all students who presented the results of their research at the 29th TQEH Research Expo. Eight prizes were awarded across different categories thanks to our generous sponsors (see table below the photo).

L-R: Dr Giri Krishnan, Dr Alannah Quinlivan, Dawn Whelan, Gohar Shaghayegh, Muhammed Award and Michelle Sims. Absent from photo: Sean Mangion, Dr Michael Gouzos
CategoryPrize SponsorWinnerBHI Research Group
Best Lay DescriptionThe Hospital Research Foundation ($350)Sean Mangion, University of South AustraliaTherapeutics Research Centre
Best Mini-Oral Presentation (Undergraduates)The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences ($500)Dawn Whelan, The University of AdelaideViral Immunology Group
Best Mini-Oral Presentation (PhD students)University of South Australia, Clinical & Health Sciences ($500)Muhammed Awad, University of South AustraliaENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Honours StudentsLonza & The Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Michelle Sims, The University of AdelaideClinical Pharmacology Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Junior Laboratory PhD studentsSouthern Cross Science & The Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Gohar Shaghayegh, The University of AdelaideENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Senior Laboratory PhD studentsUniversity of South Australia, Clinical & Health Sciences ($1000)Dr Michael Gouzos, The University of AdelaideENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Research Group 1The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences ($1000)Dr Alannah Quinlivan, The University of AdelaideRheumatology Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Research Group 2The Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Dr Giri Krishnan, The University of AdelaideENT Surgery

The full 2020 program, including Abstracts, can be downloaded here.

The 29th TQEH Research Expo Plenary Lecture, held at 12pm on Friday 16 October, was chaired by Professor Guy Maddern, Director of Research, Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH.

Professor Toby Coates, Director of Kidney and Islet Transplantation at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at The University of Adelaide presented his talk “Recycling Islets to Treat Diabetes” to a live audience, as well as a Zoom audience [watch Zoom recording]!

Professor Toby Coates is a Renal Transplant Nephrologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), whose work in the area of kidney and pancreatic islet cell transplantation has saved the lives of countless diabetes and kidney disease patients across South Australia. One of the highlights of his career is successfully performing the first islet cell transplant surgery in SA in 2010 as a cure for type 1 diabetes. Professor Coates also leads the Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, in the Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service (CNARTS) at the RAH, focusing on the isolation and transplantation of healthy pancreatic islets as an innovative treatment and potential cure for type 1 diabetes. Professor Coates is committed to improving the lives of those living with kidney disease and diabetes.

Sponsors: 

The following sponsors are thanked for supporting TQEH Research Expo 2020: The Hospital Research FoundationThe University of Adelaide (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), University of South Australia (Clinical and Health Sciences), LonzaSouthern Cross Science, Chem-SupplyBeckmann CoulterEppendorfBio-Strategy and the Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd

 

 

 

2019 TQEH Research Expo

2019 TQEH Research Expo Award Winners L-R: Professor John Beltrame (CALHN Director of Research), Paul Flynn (CEO THRF), Ahad Sabab, Mark Thompson, Laurine Kaul, Maryam Nakhjavani, Oscar Russell, Tom Eldredge, Minister for Health and Wellbeing The Honourable Stephen Wade MLC and Professor Guy Maddern (Director of Research, TQEH), (absent: Amita Ghadge, Unyime Jasper).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CategoryPrize SponsorWinnerBHI Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Honours and Summer StudentsThe University of Adelaide & The Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Ahad SababENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Junior Laboratory PhD studentsUniversity of South Australia ($1000)Laurine KaulSurgical Science Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Senior Laboratory PhD studentsUniversity of South Australia & Southern Cross Science ($1000)Amita GhadgeBreast Biology and Cancer Unit
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical TraineesThe Hospital Research Foundation ($1000)Oscar RussellRheumatology Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Higher Degree StudentsThe University of Adelaide ($1000)Mark ThompsonAdelaide G-TRAC Centre
Best Poster and Mini-Oral Presentation Prize (Laboratory)The Hospital Research Foundation ($500)Maryam NakhjavaniSolid Tumour Group
Best Poster and Mini-Oral Presentation Prize (Clinical)The Hospital Research Foundation ($500)Tom EldredgeOesophageal Physiology Group
Best Lay DescriptionChem-Supply ($350)Unyime JasperAdelaide G-TRAC Centre

Sponsors

 

We thank the following sponsors for supporting the 2019 TQEH Research Expo: The Hospital Research FoundationThe University of Adelaide (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), University of South Australia (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences), Southern Cross Science, Chem-SupplyBeckmann CoulterEppendorfAbacus dx, Bio-Strategy and the Australian Genome Research Facility Ltd

Program

2019 TQEH Research Expo Program Booklet

 

2018 TQEH Research Expo

To view the slideshow, click on the left and right arrows on the sides of each image.

 

2018 TQEH Research Expo Award Winners

L-R: Clementine Labrosciano, Rachel Goggin, Anna Nolan (CFO, THRF), Ashley Twigger, Anupam Gupta, Prof Guy Maddern (Director of Research, TQEH), Lisa Cherian and Namfon Pantarat (absent: Giri Krishnan).
CategoryPrize SponsorWinnerBHI Research Group
Best Oral Presentation: Honours and Summer StudentsThe Hospital Research FoundationAshley TwiggerENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Junior Laboratory PhD studentsCo-sponsored by ThermoFisher Scientific and The University of AdelaideGiri KrishnanENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Senior Laboratory PhD studentsThe University of AdelaideLisa CherianENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical TraineesThe Hospital Research FoundationRachel GogginENT Surgery
Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Higher Degree StudentsUniversity of South AustraliaAnupam GuptaAdelaide G-TRAC
Poster PrizeSouthern Cross ScienceNamfon PantaratBreast Cancer Research Unit
Best Lay DescriptionLonzaRachel GogginENT Surgery
Ivan De La Lande Award (for eligible Clinical Pharmacology or Cardiology student/trainee)Clementine LabroscianoTranslational Vascular Function Research Collaborative (Medicine)

2018 Sponsors and Prizes

The following organisations are thanked for sponsoring TQEH Research Expo 2018.

The Hospital Research FoundationThe University of Adelaide (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), The University of South Australia (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences), Southern Cross ScienceThermoFisher Scientific, LonzaBeckmann CoulterEppendorf, the Australian Genome Research FacilityAbacus dx and Coherent Scientific.

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