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Lila Landowski

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Lila Landowski

Junior Research Fellow

Room 440-01 , MSP

Dr Lila Landowski is a neuroscientist with the School of Medicine, as well as a science communicator and science advocate. Her current field of research is stroke and fatigue.

Lila is the 2015 Premier's Young Achiever of the Year, a Tasmanian finalist for Young Australian of the Year in 2016, and a winner of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science Young Tall Poppy award in 2018. Her honorary titles include being named one of Chief Scientist of Australia’s “science superheroes,” the inaugural Patron of National Science Week for Elizabeth College, and an ambassador for public education in Tasmania for the Department of Education. Lila is a Director of the Australian Medical Research Society and Epilepsy Tasmania.

Lila regularly engages with the community as a science expert on ABC radio, through a science segment on Hit100.9 radio, at public talks, and in print and digital media. She is also the director of communications for the Australian Medical Research Society, and manages social media for the Australasian Neuroscience Society as well as her own page The Rock-at Scientist. Lila was named one of the ABC Top 5 Science Scholars in 2019.

Lila has taught into courses at the University of Tasmania for eight years, working across various subjects for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medical Research, Biotechnology, Pharmacy and Science students; as well as coordinating units in the Bachelor of Dementia Care. She has been awarded two of the university’s highest honours; a Vice Chancellors citation for early career teaching and a Vice Chancellors citation for community engagement.

Biography

As a neuroscientist, Lila’s research expertise spans across axon guidance, therapeutic development for nerve injury, stroke and fatigue. In 2014, after completing her PhD at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, Lila trained at the Peripheral Nerve lab at the Mayo Clinic to cement her status as an emerging leader in the field of peripheral nerve injury.  She was recruited to teach and coordinate neuroscience units at the Wicking Dementia Centre at the same time. In recent years, her research focus has shifted from peripheral neuropathy to stroke. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Professor David Howells. For several months across late 2016-early 2017, Lila spent time as a visiting scholar at the Florey Institute’s Melbourne Brain Centre (Austin Hospital, Melbourne), developing surgical skills research to bring back to UTAS. With the support of a $450,000 investment from the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation, her foremost research goal is to transform the success of preclinical stroke research. Through improving preclinical models of stroke, we may save as much as $1.9bn in the $14.9bn research cost of developing new stroke therapies.

Lila’s honorary titles include being named one of Chief Scientist of Australia’s “science superheroes,” an ambassador for public education in Tasmania, and the inaugural patron of National Science Week for Elizabeth College. She has a strong personal focus on the importance of science communication, public outreach, and community health and well-being.

As a science communicator, Lila is a guest science expert on ABC radio (local and national) and Hit100.9 radio; she was named one of 5 ABC Science Scholars for 2019. She is the Director of Communications/Media for the Australian Society for Medical Research. Lila develops content for her own personal Facebook/Twitter and instagram accounts (@rockatscientist), and she helps manage social media and curate content for the Australasian Neuroscience Society. Lila also writes articles across various forms of print and digital media including for The Conversation and ABC Science/news. She has been awarded the university’s highest honour for this work; a Vice Chancellors citation for community engagement.

Lila has 8 years teaching experience with the University of Tasmania, primarily in undergraduate medicine. Expanding on these roles, She has coordinated units in basic neuroanatomy and pathology of dementia for two years at the Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre. I have been awarded the university’s highest honour for this work; a Vice Chancellors citation for early career teaching.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, Menzies Research Institute, AUS, 2014. Thesis: LRP receptors in a novel mechanism of axon pathfinding and peripheral nerve regeneration
  • BMedRes (1st Class Hons), Menzies Research Institute, AUS, 2009. Thesis: Metallothionein II and III; novel chemotactic cues in growth cones
  • BMedRes, University of Tasmania, AUS, 2008

Memberships

Professional practice

Director – Communications Portfolio – Australian Society of Medical Research
Director – Board of Directors – Epilepsy Tasmania
Member, Society for Neuroscience
Member, Australasian Neuroscience Society
Member, Golden Key Society
Member, Australian Medical Research Society

Administrative expertise

Unit coordination (maximum class size 577 students).
Managing and curating social media for the Australasian Neuroscience Society and the Australian Medical Research Society.
Australasian Neuroscience Society – Committee member, Social media strategy workgroup.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

  • CAD304 Negotiated Project in Understanding Dementia (Tutor)
  • CAD110 Negotiated Study in Understanding Dementia (Unit Coordinator)
  • CAD101 Introduction to the brain, dementia, and ageing (Unit Coordinator)
  • CAM304 Neuroanatomy (Practical Demonstrator)
  • CAM101 Histology (Practical Demonstrator)
  • CAM102 Histology (Practical Demonstrator)
  • CAM202 Histology (Practical Demonstrator)
  • CHG105/CHG111 Human Biology (Practicals, Tutorials and Lectures)
  • CHG106/CHG112 Human Biology (Practicals, Tutorials and Lectures)
  • CAM301 Introduction to lab based developmental Neuroscience (Teaching lab techniques)
  • CBA343 Introduction to lab based developmental Neuroscience (Teaching lab techniques)
  • Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course
  • Brain dissection and anatomy; Introduction to Medical Science and Neuroscience

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Expertise

  • Stroke
  • Nerve regeneration
  • Axon guidance
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Histology (microanatomy)

Research Themes

Lila’s research aligns to the theme of Better Health.

Her current research portfolio has two major projects (stroke and fatigue)

Stroke - The cost of stroke in the developed world is up to an estimated A$1475 billion a year. Despite decades of research, drug development for stroke has failed repeatedly. Of the 1000+ promising therapeutics developed for stroke in animal models, only one is used clinically. Even then, the utility and applicability of this drug is limited. Research from our laboratory suggests that the primary reason for the failure of translation arises from flaws with the stroke models themselves. However, we have devised a clever solution to overcome these limitations; my role is to establish this new gold-standard model of stroke. These improvements are critical: they will increase the face validity of stroke modelling, allow us to test hypotheses critical to our understanding of stroke biology and improve the success of preclinical translational stroke research. We estimate that even modest improvements in stroke modelling might achieve savings of ~$1.9bn in the estimated $14.6bn research cost of developing a new stroke therapy.

Fatigue - Fatigue is much more than just a sense of tiredness. It is also a debilitating symptom of many diseases and disorders, hampering peoples’ ability to perform the simplest of daily activities. The underlying mechanism of fatigue is unknown. We hypothesise that fatigue is ultimately a disorder resulting from an energy deficit in the brain.

Neonatal versus adult nerve regeneration – Neonate and young children's brains have a remarkable ability to recover from neuronal injury. Understanding this process will have very important implications for improving recovery from neurological diseases and injury in adults.

Neuropathy - Development of a therapeutic for chemotherapy induced neuropathy. Imagine surviving cancer, only to suffer from debilitating pain for the rest of your life? Unfortunately, this is a common reality for many people who have had chemotherapy for cancer. We have developed compelling evidence that the protein metallothionein can accelerate regeneration of peripheral nerves.  Lila would like to identify whether metallothionein can be used as prophylactic agent to prevent or reduce chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.

Awards

  • Young Australian of the Year – finalist (TAS) (2016)
  • University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Certificate (2015, 2016)
  • Premier’s Young Achiever of the Year (2015)
  • Southern Cross Tasmanian Young Achiever’s Award: Winner, Health&Wellbeing award (2015)
  • Southern Cross Tasmanian Young Achiever’s Award: Winner, Career kickstart award (2014)
  • Southern Cross Tasmanian Young Achiever’s Award: Semi-finalist, Health&Wellbeing award (2014)
  • Australian Neuroscience Society travel award (2010, 2011, 2014)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2010 - 2013)
  • Dako Immunohistochemistry Postgraduate Research Bursary (2012)
  • Graduate Research Candidate Conference Fund travel award (2012)
  • Cancer Council “Seize the day” award (2012)
  • Southern Cross Tasmanian Young Achiever’s Award: Semi Finalist, Science & Technology (2011)
  • AusBiotech-GSK Student Excellence Awards: State finalist (2011)

Fields of Research

  • Cell neurochemistry (310104)
  • Central nervous system (320903)
  • Cellular nervous system (320902)
  • Peripheral nervous system (320906)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Neurology and neuromuscular diseases (320905)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Proteins and peptides (340407)
  • Nutrition and dietetics (321099)
  • Policy and administration (440799)
  • Autonomic nervous system (320901)
  • Biostatistics (490502)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Nanomedicine (320604)
  • Other biological sciences (319999)
  • Inorganic materials (incl. nanomaterials) (340301)
  • Immunology (320499)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences (280103)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Inclusive education (160203)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences (280105)
  • Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) (200301)
  • Other law, politics and community services (239999)
  • Efficacy of medications (200102)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)

Publications

Total publications

171

Journal Article

(9 outputs)
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2022Russell AAM, Sutherland BA, Landowski LM, Macleod M, Howells DW, 'What has preclinical systematic review ever done for us?', BMJ Open Science, 6 Article e100219. ISSN 2398-8703 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjos-2021-100219 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Russell AAM; Sutherland BA; Howells DW

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2021Foster CG, Landowski LM, Sutherland BA, Howells DW, 'Differences in fatigue-like behavior in the lipopolysaccharide and poly I:C inflammatory animal models', Physiology and Behavior, 232 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0031-9384 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2021.113347 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Foster CG; Sutherland BA; Howells DW

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2021Landowski LM, Livesey KL, Bibari O, Russell AM, Taylor MR, et al., 'Optimisation of iron oxide nanoparticles for agglomeration and blockage in aqueous flow systems', Australian Journal of Chemistry pp. A-I. ISSN 0004-9425 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CH21061 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bibari O; Russell AM; Taylor MR; Ho CC; Howells DW; Fuller RO

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2020Landowski LM, Niego B, Sutherland BA, Hagemeyer CE, Howells DW, 'Applications of Nanotechnology in the Diagnosis and Therapy of Stroke', Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, 46, (5) pp. 592-605. ISSN 0094-6176 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3399568 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Sutherland BA; Howells DW

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2020Todorovic M, Coyne E, Gopalan V, Oh Y, Landowski L, et al., 'Twelve tips for using Facebook as a learning platform', Medical Teacher pp. 1-6. ISSN 0142-159X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1854708 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2019Landowski LM, Niego B, Sutherland BA, Hagemeyer CE, Howells D, 'Applications of nanotechnology in the diagnosis and therapy of stroke', Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis ISSN 0094-6176 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3399568 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Sutherland BA; Howells D

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2016Auderset LF, Landowski LM, Foa L, Young KM, 'Low density lipoprotein receptor related proteins as regulators of neural stem and progenitor cell function', Stem Cells International Article 2108495. ISSN 1687-9678 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2016/2108495 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Auderset LF; Foa L; Young KM

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2016Landowski LM, Dyck PJB, Engelstad J, Taylor BV, 'Axonopathy in peripheral neuropathies: Mechanisms and therapeutic approaches for regeneration', Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 76, (Pt A) pp. 19-27. ISSN 0891-0618 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2016.04.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Taylor BV

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2015Landowski LM, Pavez MP, Brown LS, Gasperini R, Taylor BV, et al., 'Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related proteins in a novel mechanism of axon guidance and peripheral nerve regeneration', Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291, (3) pp. 1092-1102.. ISSN 1083-351X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M115.668996 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Pavez MP; Brown LS; Gasperini R; Taylor BV; West AK; Foa L

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Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
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2019Braithwaite SP, Landowski L, 'Brain ageing and the role of systemic factors', Neuroscience 2019, 19-23 October, Chicago, IL (2019) [Chair International Conference]

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2019Landowski LM, Foster CG, Sutherland BA, Howells DW, 'Poly I:C and LPS induce blood brain barrier disruption and a fatigue behavioural phenotype in rodents in vivo', Society for Neuroscience Conference 2019, 19 - 23 October, Chicago, IL (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Foster CG; Sutherland BA; Howells DW

2016Goldberg L, Carr A, Canty A, Klekociuk S, Ward D, et al., 'Making neuroscience important and relevant: Online learning in an innovative Bachelor of Dementia Care program', E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training: Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, 16-18, 2015, Novedrate, Italy, pp. 84-91. ISBN 978-3-319-28882-6 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Goldberg L; Carr A; Canty A; Klekociuk S; Ward D; King C; McInerney F; Vickers J

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2015Landowski LM, Pavez MP, Gasperini RJ, Taylor BVM, West AK, et al., 'Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related proteins guide navigating PNS axons', 2015 PNS Meeting, 28 June - 2 July, 2015, Quebec City, Canada (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pavez MP; Gasperini RJ; Taylor BVM; West AK; Foa LC

2014Canty A, Burke KF, Carr AR, Ceperkovic H, Elliott Kate-Ellen, et al., 'Online Learning and Aspirations in the Bachelor of Dementia Care degree', Aspirations Matter 2014, 5th December, 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Canty A; Burke KF; Carr AR; Ceperkovic H; Elliott Kate-Ellen; Goldberg LR; Grace A; Jestrimski JW; Kleinig KL; Minstrell ML; Price AD

2014Landowski L, Pavez MP, Gasperini R, Taylor BV, West AK, et al., 'LRP receptors in a novel mechanism of axon pathfinding and peripheral nerve regeneration', Proceedings of Neuroscience 2014, 15-19 November 2015, Washington DC (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pavez MP; Gasperini R; Taylor BV; West AK; Foa L

2014Landowski LM, Taylor BVM, West AK, Foa LC, 'Identification of novel neurotrophic-like factors: a candidate for promoting nerve regeneration in neuropathy', ANS Adelaide 2014, Jan 28-31, 2014, Adelaide, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Taylor BVM; West AK; Foa LC

2012Landowski LM, Gasperini RJ, Taylor BVM, West AK, Foa LC, 'Metallothionein I/II induces growth cone chemotaxis via an LRP 1 and LRP 2 dependent mechanism', Neuroscience 2012, 13-17 October, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Gasperini RJ; Taylor BVM; West AK; Foa LC

2012Landowski LM, Gasperini RJ, Taylor BVM, West AK, Foa LC, 'Metallothionein I/II induces growth cone chemotaxis via an LRP 1 and LRP 2 dependent mechanism', Neuroscience 2012, 13-17 October, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Gasperini RJ; Taylor BVM; West AK; Foa LC

2011Landowski LM, Gasperini RJ, Small DH, Taylor BVM, West AK, et al., 'Metallothionein I/II and metallothionein III induce growth cone chemotaxis via disparate mechanisms', Australian Neuroscience Society 31st Annual Meeting, 31 Jan - 3 Feb, Auckland, New Zealand (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Gasperini RJ; Small DH; Taylor BVM; West AK; Foa LC

Major Creative Work

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Seth A, Landowski L, 'The neuroscience of consiousness: 'Outside The Box event presented by Anil Seth and Lila Landowski'', Think Inc. (2020) [Broadcast]

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2020Terry H, Landowski L, 'Award Winning Tasmania Episode 11 - Ulverstone', Channel 9 (2020) [Broadcast]

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Other Creative Work

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Landowski LM, 'Podcast: The Andy Social - Episode 181 - Dr Lila Landowski (Neuroscientist, Science Communicator)', online (2019) [Minor Creative Work]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Trying to boost your brain health with sudoku, sugar or even sex? Let's take a look at the evidence', Australia (2019) [Minor Creative Work]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Trying to boost your brain health with sudoku, sugar or even sex? Let's take a look at the evidence', 15 August 2019 (2019) [Minor Creative Work]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Dementia trials bring hope', ABC Radio National, ABC Radio National website, and on air (2018) [Minor Creative Work]

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2018Landowski LM, 'I stress, Eustress, Growing a better brain when we stress less', ABC Radio National, ABC studio (2018) [Minor Creative Work]

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2017Landowski LM, 'Modern Science, Modern Life', Text Publishing (Melbourne, Australia), Griffith Review, pp. 1 (2017) [Minor Creative Work]

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Entry

(2 outputs)
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2020Russell AM, Ottavi T, Landowski L, Sutherland B, Howells D, et al., 'Untangling the effects of surgery and anaesthesia on a vasoconstrictive model of cerebral ischaemia', PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews, CRD42020218550 (2020) [Entry]

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Co-authors: Russell AM; Ottavi T; Sutherland B; Howells D; van Luijk J

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2019Russell AM, Landowski L, Sutherland B, Howells D, 'Separating surgery from stroke: the effects of surgical severity on photothrombotic animal models of cerebral ischaemia', PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews, CRD42019115429 (2019) [Entry]

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Co-authors: Russell AM; Sutherland B; Howells D

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Other Public Output

(142 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Landowski L, ''The neuroscience of daylight savings' interview by Christopher Lawrence', ABC Hobart Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 04 April 2022 (2022) [Media Interview]

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2022Landowski LM, ''Research Filter' interview by Andy Park', ABC Radio National - RN Drive, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 17 March 2022 (2022) [Media Interview]

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2022Landowski LM, ''How plants colonised land, losing our 'filter' when we age, a new planet discovered' interview by Helen Shield', ABC Hobart Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 25 February 2022 (2022) [Media Interview]

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2022Landowski LM, Eaton E, ''International Women's Day feature: Tassie women researchers are leading the way but say equality in science is a long way off' written by Emma Hope', The Mercury Newspaper, The Mercury, Australia, 8 March 2022 (2022) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Eaton E

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2022Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Kean Z, ''How much alcohol is too much? Saving the Great Barrier Reef, and the James Webb telescope' interview by Helen Shield', ABC Hobart Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 25 March 2022 (2022) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Palfreyman JL

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2021Landowski LM, 'Why are people spending more time reminiscing in COVID isolation? The neuroscience of memory', Mornings with Sarah Gillman, ABC Hobart, 12 May 2020 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, '2011-2022 Science and Technology Australia Superstar of STEM' (2021) [Award]

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2021Landowski LM, 'Announcement of the 2021 Superstars of STEM', Interview, Science.gov.au, 7 December 2020 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, 'What do all the festivities of Christmas, and Christmas overindulgence, to do our brain?', ABC Radio Coffs Coast, Breakfast with Fiona Poole, 22 December 2020 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, 'International Day of Women and Girls in Science with Dr Lila Landowski', ABC Radio Hobart, Afternoons with Jane Longhurst, 11 February 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, 'International Day of Women and Girls in Science with Dr Lila Landowski', Australian Society for Medical Research Social Media, online, 11 February 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, 'Science segment: An astrophysicist, a neuroscientist and an anatomist walked into a radio station', ABC Radio Hobart, 26 February 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, 'Stem the Brain Drain: Leading scientists discuss the gender gap', The Mercury, Hobart, Australia, 6 March 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, 'World Sleep Day - why lack of sleep makes us grumpy and crave junk food', ABC Sydney with James Valentine, 18 March (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, 'We asked two experts to watch The Father and Supernova. These new films show the fear and loss that come with dementia', The Conversation, online, 6 April 2020 (2021) [Magazine Article]

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2021Landowski LM, ''What does Christmas do to our brains?' interview by Patricia Karvelas', ABC Radio National - RN Drive, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 15 December 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, ''How do the festivities of Christmas affect the brain?' interview by Helen Shield', ABC Hobart Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 13 December 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, ''Brain implants turning thoughts to handwriting, the best time to sleep and worker ants turning into queens' interview by Patricia Karvelas', ABC Radio National - Drive, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 11 November 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, ' Music so good it's infectious, babies poo and microplastics and, is lockdown changing your personality?' interview by Patricia Karvelas', ABC Radio National - Drive, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 23 September 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, ''On a lighter note, with Dr Lila Landowski' interview by Lucy Breaden', ABC Radio National - Drive with Lucy Breaden, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 9 July 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, ''World sleep day - the neuroscience of sleep' interview by James Valentine', ABC Radio Sydney - Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 18 March 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, Al-Hajjiri N, ''A neuroscientist and a gastroenterologist explain the science behind food comas' Radio interview', ABC Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 27 December 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, Bright J, Fitzpatrick O, ''Decisions' interview by Philip Clark', ABC Radio Sydney - Nightlife, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 17 May 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Chapman JA, ''Poo transplants and ageing, Fast Radio Bursts and our relative Homo longi' interview by Helen Shield', ABC Radio Hobart - Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 27 August 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Palfreyman JL; Chapman JA

2021Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Chapman JA, ''The sound of our science' interview by Helen Shield', ABC Radio Hobart -Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 30 July 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Palfreyman JL; Chapman JA

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2021Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Chapman JA, ' Time, sugar and the brain, is your DNA a folder or a scruncher?' interview by Helen Shield', ABC Hobart - Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 25 June 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Palfreyman JL; Chapman JA

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2021Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Chapman JA, ''Science Club on the not so noble Nobel Prize moments' interview by Lucille Cutting', ABC Radio Hobart - Afternoons with Lucille Cutting, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 28 May 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Palfreyman JL; Chapman JA

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2021Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Chapman JA, ' The science of happiness, how the blue LED changed the world, making cells in a Petri dish cry' interview by Lucille Cutting', ABC Hobart - Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 30 April 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Palfreyman JL; Chapman JA

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2021Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Chapman JA, ''A roundup of the news in science' interview by Helen Shield', ABC Hobart - Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 26 February 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Palfreyman JL; Chapman JA

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2021Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Kean Z, ''Heatstroke, microwaves and the east Australian current' interview by Helen Shield', ABC Hobart Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 26 November 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Palfreyman JL

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2021Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Kean Z, ''How the heck did they discover that? The temperature of stars, botox and soap' interview by Helen Shield', ABC Hobart Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 5 November 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Kean Z, ''Spin the bottle! But with science questions, not kisses' interview with Helen Shield', ABC Hobart Afternoons, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 24 September 2021 (2021) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski L, 'What's happening to your brain under lockdown?', ABC News, ABC Health and Wellbeing, online, 2 September 2020 (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Has COVID got anything to do with our devastating road toll on Tasmanian roads this year?', Mornings with Leon Compton, ABC Hobart, 7 October 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Discussing the neuroscience behind why talking about your problems makes you feel better on RUOK Day', Drive with Lucy Breaden, ABC Hobart, 10 September 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Talking Point: Tasmania is missing one top job', The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, 20 August 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Storytime Pledge', Australia's Chief Scientist, 4 September 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Protect your hippocampus with exercise, diet, socialising and sex', ABC Radio National The Science Show with Robyn Williams, 3 August 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'COVID-19 long-term effects: People report ongoing fatigue, brain fog and breathlessness, so what's happening in the body?', ABC News/ABC Health and Wellbeing, online, 31 July 2020 (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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2020Landowski LM, 'The neuroscience of Love - and are there 36 questions to fall in love?', Hit 100.9 Jimmy and Nath Breakfast radio show, 14 February 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'The neuroscience of Love - and are there 36 questions to fall in love?'', ABC Hobart "Afternoons with Helen Shield", 14 February 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Dr Karl and ABC TOP 5 join David Bevan on ABC Adelaide, ABC Adelaide radio', 17 July 2019 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Radio interview with Piaa Wirsu', ABC Northern Tasmania Drive time, 1 December 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Coronavirus isolation affects your brain a neuroscientist explains how, and what to do about it', ABC News - ABC Health & Wellbeing, 8 May 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Lockdown 2.0: What's Happening To Your Brain And Mental Health?', Mamamia, online, 20 July 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'The impact of stress and isolation on the brain', UTAS Alumni Talks: 'Explore series', 23 June 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Catching Opportunity', Women of the Island (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Talking Point: Tasmania is missing one top job', The Mercury, Hobart, Australia, 20 August 2020 (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Talking Point: Can't focus? Nightmares? Fix COVID brain fade', The Mercury, Hobart, Australia, 30 May 2020 (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Inspirational Australians by Awards Australia', https://awardsaustralia.com/category-podcast/https-omny-fm-shows-inspirational-australians-episode-11-a-chat-with-lila-landowski/, online (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Diversity in STEM boosts Australia', Australia's Science Channel, Royal Institution of Australia, online, November 14 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'The issues with health and Medical research funding landscape in Australia', Interview, ABC Breakfast TV, 3 December 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Announcement of the 2021 Superstars of Stem, with superstar Dr Lila Landowski', Interview, ABC Breakfast TV, 3 December 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Announcement of the 2021 Superstars of Stem, with superstar Dr Lila Landowski', Interview, ABC Breakfast TV, 3 December 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Home-grown research under threat', ABC Radio National, 14 Dec 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'Tassie's STEM superstars are smashing stereotypes', The Mercury, Hobart, Australia, 6 December 2020 (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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2020Landowski LM, 'What do all the festivities of Christmas, and Christmas overindulgence, to do our brain?', ABC Radio Hobart, Mornings with Leon Compton, 16 December 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, 'What are Science and Technology Australia's #superstarsofSTEM? And what do all the festivities of Christmas, and Christmas overindulgence, to do our brain?', ABC Radio Canberra, nationwide program, with Adrienne Francis, 21 December 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Landowski LM, Howells DW, Bannach Brown A, O'Malley A, 'Improving the stroke drug 'bottleneck'', ABC On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan, 19 September 2019 (2020) [Media Interview]

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2019Kruszelnicki K, Landowski LM, 'Dr Karl - Science on Mornings', Triple J Radio, 17 July 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Kruszelnicki K, Landowski LM, 'Dr Karl and ABC TOP 5 join David 'Alex' Chambers on ABC Townsville', ABC Adelaide Radio, 17 July 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski L, 'Resident doctor - Dr Lila Landowski - The debate over cold offices is heating up', Breakfast with Jimmy & Nath, hit 100.9 Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, 7 June (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski L, 'Resident doctor - Dr Lila Landowski - The science of love', Breakfast with Jimmy & Nath, hit 100.9 Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania,, 21 June (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski L, 'Housing is such a basic need', The Mercury Newspaper, Hobart, Tasmania, 17 June (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski L, '2019 ABC Top 5 Science Scholars' (2019) [Award]

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2019Landowski LM, 'ABC Top 5 science scholars announced', Your Afternoon with Jane Longhurst, ABC radio, Hobart, Tasmania, 27 May (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Resident Doctor - Dr Lila Landowski has GOOD NEWS for forgetful people', Breakfast with Jimmy & Nath, hit 100.9 Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, 30 May (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Are you suffering from brain fatigue?', Life Matters - ABC Radio National, Australia, 24 July 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Resident doctor - Dr Lila Landowski - Exercise... big muscles, big brains', Breakfast with Jimmy & Nath, hit 100.9 Hobart, Australia, 5 July 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'The Importance of Sleep and how to Maximise your Brain Health', Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, Radio National New Zealand, Australia, 5 August 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'UTAS neuroscientist weighs in on Instagram 'like' removal trial', The Examiner, Australia, 29 July 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Sex, sleep and sudoku', ABC Radio National, Drive with Jonathon Green, Australia, 14 August 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Sudoku, sugar and sex - what is better for your brain?', ABC Newcastle Radio, Drive with Paul Turnton, Australia, 14 August 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Sudoku, sugar, sex, exercise and meditation - what is better for your brain?', ABC NSW Statewide radio, Drive with Fiona Poole, Australia, 14 August 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Sudoku, sugar, sex, exercise and meditation - what is better for your brain?', ABC Perth radio, Drive with Geoff Hutchinson, Australia, 14 August 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Winner - Tasmanian Science Communicator of the Year Tasmanian Government STEM Awards Administered by the Department of State Growth', 21 November 2019 (2019) [Award]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Patron of National Science Week', National Science Week for Elizabeth College in June 2019 (2019) [Award]

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2019Landowski LM, 'If you avoid phone calls, you're missing out. Here's why', The Gaurdian, online, 14 October 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'How much is an effective dose of nature?', ABC Radio Hobart - Afternoons with Helen Shield, 11 October 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Dr Karl joins David 'Alex' Chambers on ABC Townsville', ABC Townsville, 17 July 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Dr Karl and ABC TOP 5 join joins Matt Webber on ABC Gold Coast', 17 July 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, 'Heartbreak pain is like physical pain to the brain', ABC Radio National with Robyn Williams, 30 Nov 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, Farrow M, 'Busting myths about dementia', ABC Radio Hobart - Afternoons with Helen Shield, 16 September 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, Faux S, McCullagh C, 'Stroke - diagnosis, recovery and drug discovery', Focus with Cassie McCullagh, ABC Radio Sydney, Australia, 24 July 2019 (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Landowski LM, Russel A, Gelonsi J, 'ABC Top 5 science scholars announced', Drive with Josh Szeps, ABC Radio Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 27 May (2019) [Media Interview]

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2018Landowski L, 'Why people with dementia don't all behave the same', The Conversation, online, 9 October 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Landowski L, 'Tasmanian Young Tall Poppy Award Winner', Tasmanian Young Tall Poppy Awards, Australian Institute of Policy and Science, Australia (2018) [Award]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Vision for Hobart city deal gets shot in the arm', The Mercury, Online, 16 January 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Inside the Brain - a journey inside the brain and how we come to be who we are. Part 1, The Amygdala', Evenings with Melanie Tait, 936 ABC Hobart, 21 January 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Beaker Street launch at TMAG. Dr Landowski discusses the effect of stress on the brain, and how to fix it with some simple life hacks', Afternoons with Lucie Cutting and Natasha Mitchell of ABC Radio National, Australia, 8 August 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Sexuality and neuroscience, the sexuality of the stars, and the curious sexualities of the sex industry', Interview for the podcast by Stilgherrian, Online, 27 February 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Scientists have developed a new blood test that can detect Alzheimer's disease up to 20 years before symptoms begin. But there's still no cure for dementia, so why do we care?', Interview with ABC Radio Hobart, Drive program, Australia, 31 January 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Whats with all the failed clinical trials for dementia?', ABC Radio Hobart, Evenings with Joel Rheinberger, 2 October 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Landowski LM, 'The Friday Knockoff: the rose, the thorn and the banana. Discussing doctors prescribing nature in Scotland, and how sleep deprivation increases mortality', ABC Radio Hobart, Drive with Gary Magnussen, 12 October 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Inside the Brain - a journey inside the brain and how we come to be who we are. Part 2, The Hippoampus', Evenings with Melanie Tait, 936 ABC Hobart, 13 March 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Dementia - what is it and what can we do about it?', The Long Lunch with Linda Hallinan, Radio Live (New Zealand), 15 October 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Dr Landowski named the 16th Australian Science Superhero by the Chief Scientist of Australia, Dr Alan Finkel', August 2018 (2018) [Award]

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2018Landowski LM, 'Dr Landowski named one of Tasmania's eleven Public Education Ambassadors', October 2018 (2018) [Award]

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2017Landowski L, 'Ryk Goddard of ABC breakfast radio interviews CEO of the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation Heather Francis, and the 2017 Project grant recipient Dr Lila Landowski', ABC Radio936 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, ''Debunking neuromyths', Afternoons with Helen Shield', ABC Hobart 936AM, 28 February, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, 'Science Club' Science Segment (Discussing breakthrough discoveries in Neanderthal research, brain maps, stroke therapies and funnel web spider venom)', Evenings with Melanie Tait, 936 ABC Hobart, 22 March, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, 'The gluten-free diet conundrum', Drive with Louise Saunders, ABC radio, 19 April, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, 'International Pint of Science festival, and Dealing with the Degenerating brain', Drive with Louise Saunders, ABC936, 15 May (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, ''Modern Life, Modern Science': Evenings with Firas Massouh on ABC radio', ABC Radio 936, 28 June 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, 'Science can be beautiful, but please don't call it basic', The Conversation, online, 19 June 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Landowski LM, 'The neuroscience of addiction: focus of gambling addiction', Breakfast with Ryk Goddard, ABC936, 21 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, 'Science Club' science segment: Discussing anti-inflammatories as a treatment for depression, dog MRI's and whether our canine friends experience human emotions, health risks of e-cigarettes', Evenings with Melanie Tait on 936 ABC Hobart, 13 September 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, 'The effect of the holiday season on the brain: Impact of family, love, stress, binge-eating and alcohol', Breakfast with Ryk Goddard, ABC radio Hobart, 29 December 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, 'She'll be apples: Tasmanian women consider the future', Island Magazine, Australia, 151, p. 52. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Landowski LM, Chapman JA, ''Science Club' Science Segment (Discussing breakthrough discoveries in artificial wombs, 3D printed ovaries and a quick way to diagnose depression)', Evenings with Melanie Tait, 936 ABC Hobart, 17 May (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, Chapman JA, ''Science Club' Science Segment (Discussing the identification of control of baldness and grey hair, attracting female cane toads with the right call, better brain health in the sexually active elderly and understanding dementia', Evenings with Melanie Tait, 936 ABC, Hobart, Tasmania, 19 July (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, Kean Z, Chapman JA, 'ABC Hobart 936AM Interview: Science Club Panel Discussion (Discussing breakthrough discoveries in treating peanut allergies, origin of life and neurogenesis in the amygdala)', Evening with Melanie Tait ABC 936, 24 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Chapman JA, ''Science Club' Science Segment (Discussing the best of 2017 in Science)', Evenings with Melanie Tait on 936 ABC Hobart, 7 December 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, Palfreyman JL, Chapman JA, 'The Year In Science. (Science Discussion Panel)', ABC Nightlife with Helen Shield National Broadcast, 22 December 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, Sutherland BA, Eaton E, 'Science in the Pub, Brain edition: Neuropathy, Stroke and Alzheimer's Disease', Afternoons with Helen Shield, ABC Hobart radio, 5 July 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Landowski LM, Venn A, Fitzgerald LM, 'WORK IT: Gender equality under the microscope', LOIS magazine, Tasmania, Winter 2017, 3, p. 20. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2016Landowski LM, 'Achievers charge back into spotlight', The Mercury, The Mercury (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'State Finalist Young Australian of the Year 2016', The Mercury, October 16, 2015, p. 18. (2016) [Award]

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2016Landowski LM, 'Science Club', 936 ABC Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'National Science Week segment on Melanie Tait's ABC statewide evening program. Discussing: The brain's waste removal system ('glymphatic system'), the possible looming cavendish banana extinction, 400-year old greenland sharks', Evenings with Melanie Tait on 936 ABC Hobart, 17 August, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, ''Science Club' science segment', Evenings with Melanie Tait on 936 ABC Hobart, 6 July, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, ''Science Club' science segment: Dementia - new treatments on the horizon?', Evenings with Melanie Tait on 936 ABC Hobart, 6 July, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'Science club science panel: The effects of alcohol exposure during adolescence on stress responses and the brain during adulthood', Evenings with Melanie Tait on 936 ABC Hobart, 26 May, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'Science club science panel (various topics)', Evenings with Melanie Tait on 936 ABC Hobart, 27 April, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'Interviewing Dr Lila Landowski about science research, brains, and what life has had in store since winning the 2015 award for Young Achiever of the Year', Evenings with Firas Massouh on 936 ABC Hobart, 12 April, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, ''Science Club' Science Segment (Discussing breakthrough discoveries in Aboriginal genetics and evolution, limbic system and mood, quantum computers)', Evenings with Melanie Tait, 936 ABC Hobart, 28 September, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'Science Club' Science Segment (Discussing breakthrough discoveries in the genetics of obesity, male contraceptives and shipwrecks in the Black Sea)', Evenings with Melanie Tait, 936 ABC Hobart, Hobart, Australia, 26 October (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'What is dementia, and what hope is there for the future?', ABC radio (National program), Hobart, Australia, 3 October (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'Discussing the potential impact of the USA election outcomes on the future of world scientific research', Evenings with Melanie Tait, 936 ABC Hobart, November 10, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'The effect of Christmas on the brain', ABC National Mornings, Hobart, Tasmania, 24 December (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Landowski LM, 'Science Club - Science Segment', Evenings with Melanie Tait, 936 ABC Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, 7 December (2016) [Media Interview]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Young achiever hits the right nerve', Hobart Ovserver, May 2015, p. 3. (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year: making waves in neuroscience', Aphra Magazine, online, May 17, 2015 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Love that learning: Education need not be about getting a job', The Mercury, Hobart, Australia, June 12, 2015, p. 7. (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Mentor role hothoused', The Mercury, Tasmania, June 4, 2015 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Hothouse: So no one will be left out in the cold', The Mercury, Tasmania, May 30, 2015 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Readers to discuss education challenges in the Hothouse', The Mercury, Tasmania, May 15, 2015 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Hothouse submission', The Mercury, Online, May 13, 2015 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Australiansuper career kick start award' (2015) [Award]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Winner, Premier's Young Achiever of the Year, Young Achiever Awards' (2015) [Award]

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2015Landowski LM, 'Winner, St Luke's Health & Wellbeing Award, Young Achiever Awards' (2015) [Award]

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2014Landowski LM, '2014 AUSTRALIANSUPER CAREER KICK START AWARD, Young Achiever Awards' (2014) [Award]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$832,383

Projects

A new theory of fatigue: The role of AgRP neurons in ME/CFS (2021 - 2023)$268,200
Description
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex multi-system disease for which there is no cure. It is often characterised by fatigue, post-exertional malaise, cognitive dysfunction, muscle weakness, slowed reflexes and coordination, sleep disturbances, fever, myalgia, photosensitivity and neuro-immuno-endocrine dysfunction1 which can be disabling and dramatically impact quality of life. Some 190-240,000 Australians have been diagnosed with ME/CFS with many more probably undiagnosed.The fatigue experienced by patients with ME/CFS shares many features with the fatigue experienced in other conditions ranging from severe infections through cancer and brain injury to autoimmune diseases. Often the fatigue is overlooked by the medical profession and researchers alike. Never-the-less it is estimated that 38% of adults are affected by fatigue at some stage. Importantly for many, like patients with ME/CFS, there is no identifiable underlying pathology to blame and when there is a known pathology, the fatigue does not usually resolve with treatment of that pathology. We believe that fatigue is caused by an independent pathological process that can be triggered by many disease stimuli and can perpetuate independently of an associated trigger. We propose an overarching mechanism for all-cause fatigue driven by protective energy homeostasis mechanisms driven by neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. These Agouti-related protein (AgRP) expressing neurons, occupy an unusual niche in the brain. They are well known for their role in regulating energy balance, but they also interact with the stress, anxiety, circadian and inflammation regulatory pathways of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis which are already known for participation in the pathology of fatigue. Importantly they are not protected by a structure called the blood-brain-barrier so are readily damaged by circulating inflammatory and stress stimuli. Moreover, they can be killed by such stimuli but also have the capacity to be replenished over time. These features make them good candidates to underpin the pathology of fatigue. We hypothesise that ME/CFS manifests when AgRP neuron signalling is impaired, resulting in a loss of homeostatic drive to promote arousal, attention and activity. We further hypothesise that restoration or replacement of AgRP neuron signalling will treat ME/CFS.We will test these hypotheses using transgenic mice developed by our multidisciplinary team that allow us to genetically control the activity of AgRP neurons and the regulation of the blood-brain-barrier and determine how they respond to inflammatory stimuli commonly used to generate animal models of ME/CFS-related fatigue. By examining how these animals then respond to drugs that change either the activity or the number of AgRP neurons, we will be able to determine whether this mechanism can be targeted to treat fatigue. If successful, these later proof-of-principle interventions may provide translatable therapies in their own right but are expected to pave the way for more refined medicinal chemistry.While the primary target of this research is finding a therapy that benefits patients with ME/CFS, our hypothesis is applicable to all forms of fatigue, whether associated with cancer, brain injury, autoimmune disease or severe infection. Importantly, while repopulation of lost AgRP neurons will take time, pharmacological mimicking of their function should produce immediate benefit. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study world-wide to propose that fatigue is mediated by AgRP neuron signalling.
Funding
Equity Trustees Limited ($268,200)
Scheme
Grant-Mason Foundation ME/CFS
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Sutherland BA; Herzog H; Landowski LM
Period
2021 - 2023
Blood-brain barrier energy dysfunction: the unifying cause of fatigue (2017)$99,874
Description
Fatigue can be much more than just a sense of tiredness. It is also a debilitating symptom of many diseases and disorders, hampering peoples ability to perform the simplest of daily activities. The underlying mechanism of fatigue is unknown. We hypothesise that fatigue is ultimately the result of reduced delivery of energy to the brain. We will assess how energy supply is altered in fatigued brain. A special diet (that supplies an alternative energy source for the brain) will be used to circumvent this energy deficit. We hope to establish how fatigue occurs and offer clues to a simple treatment strategy.
Funding
The Mason Foundation ($99,874)
Scheme
Grant-Judith Jane Mason & Harold Stannett Williams
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Howells DW; Sutherland BA; Landowski LM; Eaton ED; Allan S; Morten K
Year
2017
Paving the way for future stroke drug development: creating a new gold-standard model of stroke (2017 - 2019)$442,570
Description
Stroke is a leading cause of death and chronic disability. Stroke therapeutics developed in animal models fail when translated into human clinical trials, due to flaws inherent in these models. We will break through this translational roadblock by using magnetic microparticles to induce an ischemic stroke that accurately represents human disease
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($442,570)
Scheme
Grant - Project Grant Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Landowski LM; Howells DW; Castley HJ; Sutherland BA; Kirkcaldie MTK
Period
2017 - 2019
Development of a therapeutic agent for a chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (2015)$21,739
Description
Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIN) is a dose-limiting side effect of chemotherapy treatment, causing irreversible disability in 40% of cancer survivors. CIN results from the loss or damage of neurons during chemotherapy. We have compelling evidence that the protein metallothionein promotes regeneration of peripheral nerves, and examine its therapeutic use in CIN.This project will create new knowledge in the area of chemotherapy induced neuropathy, and establish the suitability of trophic agents as disease-modifying agents for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($21,739)
Scheme
Grant-Clinical Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taylor BVM; Landowski LM; West AK; Vickers JC; Foa LC; Guven N
Year
2015

Research Supervision

  • 2015 - 1x Honours student (BMedRes)
  • 2017 – 4x Honours students (2x BMedRes, 2x MBBS)

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPericyte, Vascular and Microglia Changes in Alzheimer's Disease and Neuroinflammation2018