Interactive Science Talk 


Prof. Melanie Ziman, Associate Dean of Research,

School of Medical & Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Australia


Prof.Christos A. Ouzounis, Director of Research,


Date    : 14 June 2018

Time     : 10h30 to 12h00

Venue  : R. Burrenchobay Lecture Theatre (RBLT)

Organised by:  Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology Unit,  CBBR and PRE Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, UoM

Contact :Dr A. Bhaw-Luximon  464 3781

                  Dr S. Baichoo 403 7762

Abstract:  1st talk by Prof. Ziman

Advances in Blood Based Biomarkers for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Monitoring of Patients with Melanoma and their Utilization in the Clinic

Showing how advances in the analysis of tumor DNA and cells can help provide an earlier, more accurate and overall better diagnosis and prognosis of melanoma. The talk will demonstrate how the studies conducted by Prof Ziman have paved the way to this breakthrough and what new possibilities it entails.


2nd talk by Prof Ouzounis

Developing computational biology – from comparative genomics to systems biomedicine

Bioinformatics are becoming increasingly important for molecular-level measurements. Thus, through omics technologies, these new realms will help bridge the gaps between natural sciences, advanced engineering and other usually heterogeneous aspects of biology. Previous research efforts by Prof Ouzounis will be looked at from this perspective and the future scope of the doable will be assessed