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Former Monash BDI PhD student, Dr Jaber Firas.

Tissue conversion research honoured by Vice-Chancellor award

A former Monash BDI student has won a coveted Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for thesis excellence – one of only five commendations awarded each year across the whole university. Dr Jaber Firas found out last month that he had been

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 21 May, 2019
L-R: Imaging CoE PhD students Holly Ung and Blake Mazzitelli.

Students gain international research experience

Blake Mazzitelli, a PhD student from the Whisstock lab at the Monash BDI, has recently returned home after a three-month research placement at Fraunhofer IZI-BB in Potsdam, Germany. Along with fellow Centre for Advanced Molecular Imaging student,

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 21 May, 2019
Activities from the Monash BDI Day of Immunology.

Day of Immunology at the Monash BDI

The International Day of Immunology offers an opportunity to celebrate the immune system and share our love of science with the general public. This year, the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) invited more than 50 Year 11 students from

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 14 May, 2019
Dr Melanie Hutton and Dr Tracey Gaspari.

Bridge Program 2019 participants announced

Congratulations to Dr Tracey Gaspari and Dr Melanie Hutton on their acceptance into the 2019 Bridge Program. Launching this month, 100 participants have been selected from across Australia to take part in face-to-face and online training which

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 10 May, 2019
Back L-R: Professor Valerie O'Donnell, Professor Warwick Anderson AM, Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Professor Rachel Wong, Professor Dena Lyras. Seated L-R: Professor Jeff Errington, Professor John Carroll, Professor Amander Clark, Professor Bruce

Planning our future research strategy

The Monash BDI International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) convened its first meeting last week from Wednesday 1 May to Friday 3 May. The ISAB was established to provide strategic counsel to the Monash BDI Executive Committee to further

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 May, 2019
L-R Associate Professor Tony Velkov, Professor Philip Thompson, Professor Jian Li, Dr Kade Roberts, Professor Roger Nation

US biopharmaceutical company licenses Monash University 'superbug' drug discovery

Monash University announced today the grant of an exclusive licence of its portfolio of proprietary synthetic polymyxin antibiotics to Qpex Biopharma, a US-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new antibiotics to combat the

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 30 April, 2019
L-R: Dr Jane Bourke, Dr Ryan Hoy and Honours student Claudia Sim.

Scientist gains funds for research into crippling lung disease

Dr Jane Bourke, an expert in lung disease, has been awarded seed funding to investigate whether the hormone relaxin can help patients with silicosis. The project builds on Dr Bourke’s larger research program examining relaxin for the

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 30 April, 2019
PhD student Fuyi Li and Associate Professor Jiangning Song.

AI tool to boost genomic data analysis

An explosion in biomedical genomic data propelled by high-throughput sequencing and a rise in open-access data has left biologists lagging. Now, a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by a team led of Monash Biomedicine Discovery

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 25 April, 2019
L-R: Michael Bullen, Dr Partha Das and Dr Pratibha Tripathi.

Study reveals factors behind embryonic stem cell state

An international collaboration, led by Monash BDI’s Dr Partha Das, has found for the first time that two new epigenetic regulators, TAF5L and TAF6L, maintain self-renewal of embryonic stem cells. The scientists also found that these

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 18 April, 2019