2024 International Research Partnerships Colloquium

Join IMPACT Director, Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk and Professor Lars Kessing from University of Copenhagen who are commencing the first Faculty of Health webinar series for 2024.


When: Tuesday 13 February 2024 5–6pm

Session 1: University of Copenhagen


Join us online for our inaugural session of the Faculty of Health’s International Research Partnerships Colloquium Series 2024. Each month we’ll feature one of our international partners, with presentations from a Deakin and partner researcher on their latest collaborative work.

Presentations will take place via 50-minute Zoom sessions (20-minute presentation plus 30-minute Q&A) highlighting the innovative research being progressed within our strategic partnerships. It’s a great opportunity for staff, HDR and other research students to learn more about our international partners, the key researchers involved and the opportunities that exist to engage.

Our first session is with our partner, the University of Copenhagen. Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk (Deakin University) and Professor Lars Kessing (University of Copenhagen) will share their research insights and answer questions about their work.

Please note: on 13 February the session time in Australia is 5–6pm AEST; in Denmark 8–9am CET.

Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk

Professor Berk is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellow. He is also Alfred Deakin Chair of Psychiatry at Deakin University and Barwon Health where he heads the Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation.

He will discuss the stem cell model and its validation, leading to clinical trials focusing on candesartan and the angiotensin system.

Professor Lars Vedel Kessing

Professor Lars Vedel Kessing is Professor of Psychiatry at the Psychiatric Center Copenhagen and University of Copenhagen. Professor Kessing’s focus is within clinical, epidemiological and neurobiological research in affective disorders. He has authored more than 630 scientific papers.

He will discuss the Clinical Academic Group, Bipolar, which unites clinical service, science and education in the Capital Region of Denmark.