Early Career Researchers (ECR) events provide an AMREP-wide forum for ECRs to present and discuss their work in both oral and poster presentations. These showcase events are intended to foster collaborations, networking and a greater awareness of the expertise and research being conducted on the site. The AMREP ECR conference is being held 26 Aug 2013.
15 Jun 2013
Head of the National Trauma Research Institute, Professor Russell Gruen, was awarded the 2013 John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) 82nd Annual Scientific Congress in May 2013. The Fellowship, worth $150,000, is the premier research award of the RACS, and is awarded annually.
11 Jun 2013
In August 2012 the Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society facilitated a highly successful reconciliation workshop: Ancient cultures, new futures: Sri Lankans moving forward together, in Sri Lanka.
10 Jun 2013
Infectious Diseases researcher Associate Professor Anton Peleg (SOBS) has received the Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research for his leading research into hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic resistance. Anton is an infectious diseases physician at the Alfred Hospital, and collaborates with the Dept of Infectious Diseases.
PhD student Jie-yu Chung, Department of Immunology, is researching the use of gene therapy to stop MS myelin damage. Jie-Yu won a Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MRSA) scholarship a year ago. Working with A/Prof Frank Alderuccio, Jie-yu has successfully introduced genes into immune system B and T stem cells to ensure that they recognised myelin as 'self', and therefore not attack it. The next stage is to identify the particular subset of cells which attack myelin.