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Professor John Carroll

Shoring up the survival of medical research – turning to industry funding

At a time when being a university researcher has never been more perilous – with reduced funding, widely reported job losses on the horizon, no access to JobKeeper and no sign of a bailout – there’s never been a better time for

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 25 May, 2020

Philanthropic donation enables COVID-19 research study to move into the pre-clinical phase

A philanthropic donation from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to Monash University will fully fund the important next steps in research on the use of

News 21 May, 2020

More than $8.5million awarded to Monash BDI researchers in NHMRC Investigator Grants

Federal Health Minister, The Honourable Greg Hunt MP, today announced more than $47 million in funding for Monash researchers after discussing COVID-19 vaccine research with one of Monash BDI's Lab Heads.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 20 May, 2020
Professor James Whisstock

Pandemic underscores need for strengthened national approach to research

An opinion piece in the Herald Sun by ARC Laureate Fellow at the Monash BDI, Professor James Whisstock, has called for a re-think on research funding, with the current pandemic showing the current approach is no longer sustainable.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 13 May, 2020
Associate Professor Max Cryle

Leap forward in the discovery and development of new antibiotics

New insights represent a major step forward in the formation of a new glycopeptide antibiotic to fight superbugs.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 12 May, 2020

Malaria vaccine: Could this “ingredient” be the secret to success?

Melbourne researchers have identified a microscopic “ingredient” that can be added to a malaria vaccine for efficient protection against the deadly pathogen.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 12 May, 2020
Professor Trevor Lithgow

Scientist’s career in microbial research honoured

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s (BDI) Professor Trevor Lithgow has had his long-term research achievements in molecular biology recognised with an Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Lemberg Medal.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 May, 2020

Venom may play a role in the fight against COVID-19

Researchers have found that the peptide they were already looking at for Alzheimer’s disease may help in the fight, or future fights, against COVID-19.

News 7 May, 2020
DNA repair proteins in a mouse ovary after DNA damage

Preserving fertility in female cancer patients and ageing populations

A Monash University study has uncovered the role DNA repair plays in preserving egg quality, offering hope for women whose eggs may be damaged through treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 7 May, 2020