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Associate Professor Liz Davis and Dr Barbara Kemp-Harper.

Pharmacology educators shine at international event

Two Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) educators have been honoured at an event held as part of the World Congress of Pharmacology, one of the largest meetings of pharmacologists globally.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 16 August, 2018
L-R: Professor Jian Li, Dr Tristan Chaplin, Dr Nitin Patil, Dr Kate McArthur, Associate Professor Stephanie Gras and Associate Professor Zane Andrews.

Monash BDI researchers secure six NHMRC Fellowships

Six Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have received fellowships in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding announced this week.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 15 August, 2018
Professor James Whisstock, Professor Jose Polo and Dr Traude Beilharz.

Monash BDI success in 2018 ARC funding announcement

Researchers at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship and two ARC Future Fellowships worth more than $4.5 million.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 August, 2018
Associate Professor Lee Wong with Dr Hsiao Voon.

Monash researchers make key insight into brain cancer biology

Brain cancers kill more children than any other disease and more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer. A lack of understanding about how these cancers form and develop and lack of effective treatments for the most common and

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 August, 2018
Nine researchers from the Monash BDI are involved in four (of six) successful projects announced by BioCurate last week.

BioCurate project investments catalyst for drug development

Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) are involved in four of six successful projects announced by BioCurate last week. These projects represent the first round of investments for BioCurate, a joint venture of

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 August, 2018
Dr Robin Hobbs and PhD student Mai La.

Stem cell findings raise hopes for male infertility therapies

Men are fertile throughout their lifespan because of the continual production of sperm in the testes, which is dependent on a small population of germline stem cells. But exactly which cells within the testes are functioning as stem cells has

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 6 August, 2018
Dr Greg Moseley with Dr Stephen Rawlinson and PhD student Tianyue Zhao.

Monash scientists show that highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer

Henipaviruses are among the deadliest viruses known to man and have no effective treatments. The viruses include Hendra, lethal to humans and horses, and the Nipah virus, a serious threat in East and Southeast Asia.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 4 August, 2018
FusC crystal structure.

Mysterious mechanism of plant-rotting bacterium exposed

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have made important – and fascinating – insights into a survival mechanism in a bacterium that causes rotting in certain plants, among them a highly

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 3 August, 2018
Associate Professor Fasséli Coulibaly.

Monash scientists find key piece in poxvirus puzzle

Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have solved a mystery that has been puzzling scientists for more than 50 years about the mechanism by which a clinically-used antibiotic – called rifampicin – acts

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 31 July, 2018