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Associate Professor Ana Traven.

Monash researchers reveal how a deadly fungal infection shape-shifts into an invasive monster

Monash researchers have shed new light on just how the fungal infection Candida albicans shape-shifts into a deadly version with hyphae or filaments that help it break through human tissues and into the bloodstream.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 21 November, 2018
Graduating biomedical science class of 2018.

Biomed end of course celebration

There was a buzz in the air of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) foyer on Wednesday 17 October, as more than 80 students congregated to mark the end of their Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 14 November, 2018
Finalists in the So You Think You Can Pitch? competition with industry and Monash representatives.

Showcasing translational research to industry partners

The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) held its annual Industry Showcase on Thursday 8 November. The showcase provides an opportunity to promote the growing pipeline of discoveries to industry partners, facilitates

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 14 November, 2018
Dr Kim Jacobson.

Monash BDI scientist receives Bellberry-Viertel Fellowship

Dr Kim Jacobson, lab head from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has received the Bellberry-Viertel Fellowship for her work on epigenetic regulation of humoral immunity in health and disease.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 13 November, 2018
Representatives from Monash BDI and WMU

Landmark alliance in clinical and experimental biomedicine

The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) has recently formalised an alliance with one of the largest research facilities and medical universities in China, Wenzhou Medical University (WMU). The Monash BDI-WMU Alliance in Clinical and

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 November, 2018
Minor changes in the HLA (Asp114Asn & Ser116Tyr) cause identical peptides to adopt different shapes when bound to the HLA. Credit: Dr Julian Vivian.

Monash scientists shine light on minute peptide changes affecting immune system

An international team of collaborators, led by Monash BDI’s Professor Anthony Purcell, demonstrated that even very minor changes in genetic sequences in HLA molecules can impact dramatically on immune function. Their findings, published

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 November, 2018
PhD student Martin Estermann at the recent ComBio2018 meeting.

ComBio2018 poster success for PhD student

Martin Estermann, a 1st year PhD student from the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, has been awarded the International Society of Differentiation Beverly McKinnell Student Award for his poster at the recent ComBio2018 joint annual

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 7 November, 2018
Dr Tracy Heng.

Cell therapy work recognised in industry deal

A study probing the mechanism behind the immunosuppressive powers of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has attracted a three-year agreement with an innovative regenerative medicine company.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 7 November, 2018
Professor Paul McMenamin.

Questioning the dogma of immune privilege

A paper by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researcher Professor Paul McMenamin and colleagues published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience has tackled head-on the well-known theory of immune privilege.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 7 November, 2018