Virtual presentations by three University of Tasmania PhD Candidates.
1.30 pm, Sunday, 23rd August, 2020, by Zoom webinar, contact details to follow later.
Three University of Tasmania PhD Candidates will inform us about their research in a Zoom Webinar
23rd August 2020 1.30 pm
Duyen Tran – “Diabesity”: a new opportunity for reducing the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in the Obesity epidemic.
Duyen is a Pharmacy PhD candidate investigating the causes of insulin resistance in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Her project aims to determine whether the abnormal accumulation of toxic fats in skeletal muscles contributes to the elevation of glucose levels. Duyen’s findings will offer a novel prospective biomarker to predict the incidence of insulin resistance in the current “diabesity” (diabetes + obesity) epidemic.
Indika Fernando – A Bumpy Road to Perfect Fruits
Indika is attached to the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products. His research is focused on understanding the compound forces that create fruit damage in the long road trip between the growing areas and markets, and an experimental approach to help industry deliver perfect bananas.
Christelle Auguste – Tidal energy is coming to Tasmania
Christelle has a passion for renewable energy and the ocean. Her research at AMC focuses on how tidal turbines could influence sediment transport in highly energetic sites. She spent 17 days at sea to collect data northeast of Tasmania. The aim of her PhD is to assess the sediment dynamics at tidal energy sites in Australia and predict the environmental response to the extraction of energy.