The AAS Executive Committee is pleased to announce our next free virtual seminar by:

Associate Professor James Hudson

Group Leader, Organoid Research Lab, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

“Discovery of protective drugs for COVID-19 using human cardiac organoids”
Thursday 22 October 2020, 1-2pm AEST

James completed a Bachelor of Chemical and Biological Engineering (2006) followed by a PhD in Biotechnology (2011) at the University of Queensland. He completed postdoctoral training at the University Medical Center in Goettingen, Germany with Professor Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann prior to becoming a group leader in 2014. James has driven a research program in the generation and use of human cardiac tissues for cardiac regeneration or heart failure therapeutics through his career publishing in leading journals in his field including: Science Translational Medicine, Biomaterials, Development, Circulation, Nature Communications, PNAS, and Cell Stem Cell. His research has resulted in 46 publications and 5 patents on tissue engineering technologies and putative heart failure therapeutics. His research program has been continually supported by fellowships from the German Cardiology Society (2011-2012), NHMRC ECF (2013-2016), NHMRC CDF/National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (2017-2020) and the inaugural Snow Medical Fellowship (2021-2028). James has won prestigious prizes including The Metcalf Prize (2019), QLD Tall Poppy Award (2019), The Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award from the American Heart Association (2018), The Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Award (2017), the QLD Cardiovascular Researcher of the Year (2016) and the Paul Korner Innovation Award (2016) from the National Heart Foundation. James is committed to the promotion of cardiovascular research and the next generation of scientists in Australia and routinely gives career development and mentoring seminars and has also co-developed cardiac tissue engineering research into the senior high school biology in QLD.

Viewing will be in “listen mode only”. You can participate in the seminars by submitting written questions and comments via the Q&A chat function.

October 15 2020