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New plant-based gel to fast-track 'mini-organs' growth, improve cancer treatment

Monash University researchers have created the world's first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel to support organoid growth for biomedical applications, including cancer treatment and COVID-19.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 26 November, 2020

MNHS education and research stars celebrated in Vice-Chancellor's Awards (2020)

Last night, the Vice Chancellor's Education and Research Awards for 2020 were presented in a virtual ceremony.

News 24 November, 2020

Victoria’s most outstanding mid-career cancer researchers announced

Three Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have been recognised in the Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium’s (MPCCC) inaugural State-wide search for Outstanding Cancer Research.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 16 October, 2020

How to repair your gut

In a world first, Monash University researchers have identified a key biomolecule that enhances the repair of your gut lining by prompting stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 21 July, 2020

Study points to new gut repair therapy

A world-first discovery by Monash BDI researchers that points to a way to repair the gut has attracted the attention of a number of media outlets.

In the Press 20 July, 2020
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Monash BDI staff acknowledged in recent University promotions

Recognising excellence in research, education and engagement, a huge congratulations to each of the 17 Monash BDI staff who were successful with their recent academic promotions! We’ve recently added six new Professors to the institute, and

News 22 June, 2020
Professor Helen Abud

MPCCC research partnership with Monash BDI to improve future accuracy of precision medicine

A new MPCCC partnership with Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute will investigate whether innovative research technologies, including multi-omic and organoid profiling, can improve the future accuracy of precision

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 28 May, 2020
Two Monash BDI teams successfully secured funding in the 2019 National Health and Medical Research Council Equipment Grants round.

New equipment a welcome boost for biomedical research at Monash

Future drug discovery and chemical biology research at the Monash BDI has been given a welcome boost as two teams successfully secured funding in the 2019 National Health and Medical Research Council Equipment Grants round.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 March, 2020
Clockwise: Professor Helen Abud, Professor Roger Daly, Dr Ralf Schittenhelm and Dr Lan Nguyen.

Innovative research projects funded by Cancer Council Victoria

Two Monash BDI teams led by Dr Lan Nguyen and Professor Jose Polo received Cancer Council Victoria Venture Grant, which are designed to support bold ideas in cancer research that would be unlikely to attract conventional, more risk-averse funding.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 March, 2020