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Associate Professor Andrew Wei

New treatment of acute myeloid leukemia achieves remarkable results in a disease formerly with little hope

The prognosis for older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is poor: very few achieve remission and for those that don’t the option is largely palliative. Every year almost 1000 Australians die of the disease and clinical trials into

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 21 March, 2019
Dr Kim Good-Jacobson

GSK puts Australian researchers on Discovery Fast Track

Dr Kim Good-Jacobson from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute is one of the winners of the GSK 2018 Discovery Fast Track Challenge and is looking at how to target and destroy antibody producing cells that cause autoimmune diseases.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 21 March, 2019
3D reconstruction of the cross-sectional view of Caenorhabditis elegans embryo showing EGL-20/WNT distribution (red, blue, green, purple).

Controlling cell behaviour – how a worm model provides a key

Monash researchers have discovered a mechanism regulating a crucial protein that controls cell behaviour. Importantly, the scientists, led by Associate Professor Roger Pocock from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, have shown that a

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 20 March, 2019
NHMRC’s Research Excellence Award winners 2018

Monash researchers honoured with NHMRC awards for research excellence

Two Monash researchers, Associate Professor Rebecca Lim and Associate Professor Yuming Guo, were honoured at the NHMRC's Excellence Awards gala dinner last night in Canberra.

Research 15 March, 2019
MNHS Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship awardees Dr Elizabeth Zavitz, Dr Phill Pymm and Dr Marion Boudes.

Faculty fellowships for senior postdoctoral researchers

Three postdoctoral researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have received Senior Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS). These Fellowships are targeted at outstanding

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 13 March, 2019
Dr Nicholas Price.

Study helps explain ancient phenomenon

Our visual systems receive a barrage of stimulation due to continually changing lighting, shadows, and shifts in the position and orientation of objects. Until now, exactly how the eye and brain adjusts to changes in stimuli has been a mystery.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 12 March, 2019
Students Sian Morgan and Sara Urquhart completed the WIL program in 2018.

Learning on the job

The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s (BDI) first year of undergraduate industry placements were an overwhelming success, with strong engagement from both our biomedical students and industry partners.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 12 March, 2019
Top: Brooke Fehily, Dr Kelly Walton, Dr Sarah Larcombe. Middle: Dr Alexandra Grubman, Dr Celeste Donato. Bottom: Pippa Iva, Dr Jennifer Payne.

International Women’s Day: Balance for Better

The future is exciting. Everyone has a part to play, and balance drives a better working world.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 March, 2019
Professor Jose Polo.

Transforming cell therapy

A spin-off company, co-founded by Monash BDI's Professor Jose Polo, promises to develop lifesaving cell therapies with additional seed funding from some of the UK’s major investors.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 6 March, 2019