10 May 2017:
Dr Sanam Mustafa, CNBP Researcher, presented an invited keynote lecture at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 86th Annual Scientific Congress, 10 May 2017.
Her talk was titled, “Recent developments in post-operative pain management – should we be worried?” and discussed the implications of using morphine for neuropathic pain.
The Congress took place at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
28 November 2016:
University of Adelaide and CNBP Researcher Dr Sanam Mustafa has been awarded a 2017 Barbara Kidman Fellowship.
The University of Adelaide Barbara Kidman Women’s Fellowship Scheme is designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career. The Fellowships are named after Dr Barbara Kidman who, at the time (1940s and 1950s), defied society’s expectations of women in scientific roles.
The Fellowship offers opportunities to enhance, maintain or re-invigorate research momentum, as well as assist successful recipients in applying for, and assuming, enhanced roles in the near future.
Further information on the Fellowship is accessible online from the University of Adelaide web site.
11 August 2016:
After a successful keynote presentation at the 2015 annual ‘Beach Energy Women in STEM Breakfast’ at Thebarton Senior College, CNBP’s Dr Mustafa was once again invited back to the college to engage with young female students at the 2016 event.
Returning from maternity leave, Dr Sanam Mustafa was in an ideal position to highlight the evolution of male dominated fields towards a more balanced work environment where support was available for women returning from breaks in their career.
Dr Mustafa shared her positive experience at CNBP which she attributed to the nurturing leadership strategy of Professor Mark Hutchinson (a father of two young girls), and the culture of the organisation. She explained that it was important to maintain a channel of communication even during periods of absence so that it was easier to reconnect when coming back to the workplace. Through this open communication, Dr Mustafa was able to negotiate a return to work plan that catered for her new responsibilities as a mother.
The event organisers themselves demonstrated their commitment to engaging women with caring responsibilities by welcoming Dr Mustafa’s 9 month old daughter Zaina to the breakfast event as well.
Feedback from participants was that this STEM focused networking and information session for high-school aged female students was a huge success.
3 December 2015:
Dr Sanam Mustafa, a CNBP researcher, has published a review in the journal ‘Current Opinion in Pharmacology’ discussing the complex mechanisms responsible for drug addiction. Also discussed is the targeting of dynamic neuroimmune receptor interactions, as a potential therapeutic strategy.
The article is available online.
27 August 2015:
CNBP’s Dr Sanam Mustafa was keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Beach Energy Women in STEM Breakfast, that took place at Thebarton Senior College, Adelaide, on the 27th August 2015.
The event provided a networking and information session for high school aged female students involved in the STEM area.
Also attending was the Minister for the Status of Women and Minister for Science and Information Technology, the Hon. Gail Gago and the Minister for Education and Child Development, the Hon. Susan Close.
Dr Sanam Mustafa’s speech detailed her career choices and the context in which they had been made. Her journey was described as inspirational and was welcomed by all those who attended.
Hon. Susan Close commented, “What an inspiring speech this morning by Dr Sanam Mustafa at the women in STEM breakfast at Thebarton Senior College – inspiring young female students to succeed in STEM subjects and grasp career opportunities.”
Dr Mustafa has been invited to speak at next year’s event, as well as at the school’s graduation ceremony by Acting Principal Eva Kannis-Torry.
30 March 2015:
CNBP researcher, Dr Sanam Mustafa gave an invited talk at the Pain Adelaide 2015 meeting on March 30th 2015.
Her talk, ‘Receptor-Receptor Interactions: Key to understanding pain?’, addressed a diverse audience, that ranged from researchers and clinicians through to patients suffering from chronic pain. The presentation initiated interesting discussions around the understanding of pain at the molecular level and the development of more selective pain therapies.
23 February 2015: Welcome Kishan
Kishan Sangani is an exchange student from Indiana University. He will be spending the next 6 months working under the supervision of Dr Sanam Mustafa on CNBP projects.
7 December 2014: Poster Presentation.
Dr Sanam Mustafa attended the International ASCEPT-MPGPCR meeting in Melbourne and was provided the opportunity to present her research to leading international researchers.
5 December 2014: Node visit.
Dr Sanam Mustafa visited Dr Brant Gibson at RMIT University to discuss future collaborative CNBP projects.
12 December 2014: Upcoming Workshop
A half-day satellite workshop on Friday 12th December 2014 at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia will follow the international ASCEPT-MPGPCR meeting.
The aim of this workshop is to introduce the interdisciplinary approaches adopted by physicists, chemists and biologists to address fundamental and novel biological questions. Key cutting-edge technologies exclusive to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics will be described along with examples of current and potential applications. This workshop is an excellent forum to discuss the impact of these cutting edge technologies on your research with CNBP researchers, who can then facilitate future collaborations.
Thanks to CNBP Researcher Dr Sanam Mustafa for organising this workshop
More details: http://www.asceptasm.com/2014-annual-scientific-meeting/satellite-meeting/
To register: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=13907