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Professor Jamie Rossjohn

Monash extends collaboration with Janssen on psoriasis prevention

Monash University announced an extension of its collaboration with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where researchers will investigate triggers of the immune-mediated disease, psorias

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 January, 2018
From L-R:Dr Jasmine Li, Professor Stephen J Turner, Dr Moshe Olshansky, Dr Brendan Russ.

Key to immune system’s memory revealed

Monash BDI scientists have defined a novel molecular ‘blueprint’ that plays a pivotal part in the immune system’s ability to fight disease by ‘remembering’ infections.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 20 December, 2017

Suite of Monash papers shed light on decade-long stem cell mystery

A series of studies led by Monash University researcher Associate Professor Jose Polo have this week shed light on vital, yet previously unclear, aspects of cell reprogramming.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 December, 2017
3D map of molecular scaffold SgK223

3D ‘scaffold’ map to help the search for new cancer treatments

Melbourne researchers have produced the first three-dimensional (3D) map of a molecular ‘scaffold’ called SgK223, known to play a critical role in the development and spread of aggressive breast, colon and pancreatic cancers.&l

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 27 October, 2017
A/Prof Stephanie Gras being presented with a Georgina Sweet Award by Prof Leann Tilley

Sweet success for Monash scientist

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute researcher Associate Professor Stephanie Gras has been honoured with a Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science for excellence in the field.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 24 October, 2017
Dr Stephanie Simonds

Research examines oestrogen's protective effect against cardiovascular disease

Dr Stephanie Simonds, a researcher at Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has been announced as one of the 2017 L’Oreal UNESCO For Women In Science (FWIS) Australian Fellows.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 24 October, 2017
NHMRC fellows

Congratulations to our successful NHMRC Fellows

The latest NHMRC Fellowships awarded to researchers from Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) will help ensure the university remains at the forefront of ground-breaking research that will improve the lives

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 23 October, 2017
Professor Jamie Rossjohn

Monash scientist recognised by Fellowship to Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Monash University researcher Professor Jamie Rossjohn has been formally inducted into the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). Professor Rossjohn, Head of the Infection and Immunity Program at the M

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 21 October, 2017
Dr Iain Hay

Scientists reveal ‘superbug’s’ artillery

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have created the first high-resolution structure depicting a crucial part of the ‘superbug’ Pseudomonas aeruginosa, classified by the WHO as having

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 17 October, 2017
Dr Julia Choate

BDI Physiology lecturer gains prestigious national teaching award

Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Dr Julia Choate, has been recognised by a Federal Government award for teaching excellence. Dr Choate was presented with a 2017 Australian Award for University Teaching, a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to St

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 13 October, 2017
Physiology team

Physiology team receives Vice-Chancellor’s Special Commendation

Congratulations to the Physiology Practical Teaching Laboratory Officer Team who have been awarded a Special Commendation Certificate in the 2017 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff – Team Cate

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 11 October, 2017
Professor Trevor Lithgow

Monash scientist wins Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence

Monash University Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientist, Professor Trevor Lithgow, is this year’s winner of the prestigious Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in Category

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 5 October, 2017
Professor John Bertram and Dr Go Kanzaki

Kidney findings a first for Japan

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientists in Melbourne, Australia, collaborating with researchers from the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, have shown for the first time that Japanese people hav

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 5 October, 2017
From left to right: Associate Professor Elgene Lim (Garvan Institute), Dr Renea Taylor (Monash BDI), Professor Alastair Burt (University of Adelaide), Dr Alessandra Muntoni (NBCF), Professor Wayne Tilley (University of Adelaide), Ms Charlotte Webb

Monash in world first as cancer charities unite on $2.5million research grant

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientists are part of a team awarded a $2.5 million grant to pursue innovative breast and prostate cancer research, thanks to a groundbreaking collaboration between the Nation

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 20 September, 2017
Professor Mary Jane Black

Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease later in life, Monash research finds

How healthy we are in adulthood is, in many ways, determined while we are still in the womb. Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney disease later in life according to a landmark study investigating the impacts of pre

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 September, 2017
Professor Michael Morgan, Dr Lucie Joschko, Dr Mike McDonald, Dr Caroline Gurvich, Professor John Carroll, Dr Aldeida Aleti, Dr Susie Ho

Athena SWAN is making a positive impact on gender equity

Last Tuesday, as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, the Monash University Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team shared its prel

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 7 September, 2017
Immunotherapy: looking for ways to enhance the immune system. Picture: Prima BioMed

Prima Biomed and Monash University receive funding grant for LAG-3 research project

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Prima BioMed Ltd (ASX: PRR; NASDAQ: PBMD) (“Prima” or the “Company”) announces that the Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded Prima and research partner Monash University a A$360,

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 31 August, 2017
Mouse miotic spindle showing chromosomes (blue) and spindle (red)

Protein discovery may boost egg quality and increase chances of a healthy pregnancy

Monash researchers have found the loss of a particular protein may be crucial in understanding why the eggs of some women fail to fertilise or, when they do, have a greater incidence of chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s Syndrome.&

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 29 August, 2017
Associate Professor Helen Abud and Associate Professor Paul McMurrick

Bowel cancer ‘organoids’ research boosted by $300k grant

A generous philanthropic grant from The Collie Foundation will boost ground-breaking clinical and translational bowel cancer research being undertaken by a Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Cabrini Health collaborative team.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 29 August, 2017
The Monash team (from left to right): Dr Kade Roberts, Dr Tony Velkov, Professor Jian Li, Professor Roger Nation (and Associate Professor Philip Thompson, absent due to business travel)

Monash scientists gain multimillion-dollar NIH grant for ‘superbug’ drug discovery program

A world-leading team, led by Professor Jian Li from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further its pioneering work on drug disco

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 22 August, 2017