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L-R: Michael Bullen, Dr Partha Das and Dr Pratibha Tripathi.

Study reveals factors behind embryonic stem cell state

An international collaboration, led by Monash BDI’s Dr Partha Das, has found for the first time that two new epigenetic regulators, TAF5L and TAF6L, maintain self-renewal of embryonic stem cells. The scientists also found that these

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 18 April, 2019
Associate Professor Renea Taylor and Professor Gail Risbridger.

Monash BDI researchers chosen for dynamic prostate cancer project

Two Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) scientists, Professor Gail Risbridger and Associate Professor Renea Taylor, have joined the newly formed Prostate Cancer Research Alliance (PCRA). Comprising three national research teams, the PCRA

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 17 April, 2019
Monash BDI’s Associate Professor Renea Taylor and Professor Roger Daly.

Novel prostate cancer study attracts US funding

A study into prostate cancer by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) scientists has been recognised with a AUD$1.43 million United States Department of Defense (DOD) Ideas Development Award.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 10 April, 2019
Dr Chris Stubenrauch and Dr Gabby Watson.

Biochemistry Fellowships for ECRs

Two early career researchers (ECRs) from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have received Fellowships from the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), in recognition of their outstanding work in their field

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 April, 2019
Monash BDI's Professor Jose Polo, co-founder of Cell Mogrify.

Cell therapy company recognised at prestigious business awards

Cell Mogrify Ltd (Mogrify), a UK company aiming to transform the future development of cell therapies, recently won the ‘Disruptive Technology’ category at the Business Weekly Awards, in recognition of its novel bioinformatic platform,

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 April, 2019
Dr Kate McArthur receiving her award from Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos MP.

ECR honoured with two Premier's Awards

Dr Kate McArthur’s adoption of the revolutionary new imaging technique called lattice light sheet microscopy in an instrumental mitochondrial discovery has seen her take home two awards at the recent Victorian Premier’s Awards for

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 3 April, 2019
Anne Crawford in front of smoke from Bunyip fires.

Why I fight fires

Some of you will be familiar with Anne Crawford, who writes a number of our articles. Anne is also a volunteer fire fighter with the Country Fire Association, and recently spent time fighting the serious fires in Bunyip, east of Melbourne. We

News 2 April, 2019
Dr Genevieve Kerr talks to students about stem cell research at the State Library public forum.

Passion for spreading the word on organoid research leads to award

Dr Genevieve Kerr, manager of the Monash BDI Organoid Program and an enthusiastic advocate for its research, has won an award for a talk she delivered recently about the program's work. In addition to her prize-winning one-minute pitch about

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 2 April, 2019
Associate Professor Traude Beilharz with Associate Professor David Powell and Dr Paul Harrison.

New statistical tool a boon for biologists

A cross-disciplinary collaboration between Monash BDI scientists, led by Associate Professor Traude Beilharz, has developed a new statistical approach that is set to reap benefits for biologists working with ‘omic’ data. The approach,

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 2 April, 2019