24 May 2017

Cancer drug developer wins award for Monash-initiated protein research

Professor Stephen Jane first discovered
the importance of the enzyme PRMT5
by Anne Crawford

Melbourne-based drug developer Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) has received a sought-after award in recognition of its work on novel oncology drug candidates, based on early research conducted at Monash University.

CTx received the Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) Association’s Award for Excellence in Innovation, presented at the Association’s annual awards dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on 24 May.

23 May 2017

Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight: Dr C. Glenn Begley

Dr C. Glenn Begley
Monash University's 3rd annual Translational Research Symposium is being hosted by its three metropolitan clinical schools on 31 July 2017. The symposium will host a diverse group of medical researchers presenting their work into translational research. RSVP here.

Dr C. Glenn Begley will be speaking at the event. He has recently been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Biocurate, a joint venture between Monash University and the University of Melbourne in drug discoveries.

19 May 2017

Photo of the week: 2017 AMREP BMedSc(Hons) information night

2016 Central Clinical School's Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) information evening. Drs Daphne Vogiagis and Geraldine Ooi are talking with Mr James Lee and a potential student at the Department of Surgery table. Both AMREP* schools are running the information night this year:

Thursday 13 July, 2017 6.00pm to 8.00pm

AMREP Education Centre (see map)
80 Commercial Road, Melbourne, 3004.
The AMREP schools (Central Clinical School and School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine) will showcase their research expertise and what they can offer to a BMedSc(Hons) candidate. You can meet and discuss research projects with potential supervisors after the main presentation. Refreshments will be provided.
To RSVP, please register your attendance.
See more: CCS and SPHPM BMedSc(Hons) programs
*AMREP: Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct
 

What's on at CCS 22-26 May 2017

Paul Gill is presenting on how bacterial
DNA can protect airways in allergic
inflammation, Thu 25 May 2017
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

Save the date

Thu 13/07/2017 AMREP Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) information evening
Mon 31/07/2017 Translational Research symposium: RSVP

CCS Publications update: 13-19 May 2017

Professor Andrew Spencer is
last author on two papers this
week on multiple myeloma
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Anaesthesia, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Surgery.  

When beauty is not in the eye of the beholder

Your brain distorts your perception
of yourself in BDD.
by Anne Crawford

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a condition in which the individual is preoccupied or excessively concerned by what they see as flaws in their appearance, whether it’s the size or shape of their nose, the symmetry of their cheekbones or an imaginary defect elsewhere on their body.

17 May 2017

International trauma program to reduce burden of injury

Saudi Arabia records over half a million road accidents each year.
Video image
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia records approximately 526,000 road accidents per annum - 7,900 people die each year due to road trauma and over 40,000 people are injured every year. The death rate from road accidents, per head of population, is five times higher than in Australia. This significant burden of injury endured by the Saudi people has been recognised by the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia as preventable.

Internationally, trauma is the leading cause of death in the first four decades of life and the second most frequent cause of deaths in all age groups. This has prompted the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare the ‘Decade of Action’ (2011-2020) on road safety.

Monash findings raise hopes for better stroke treatment

Dr Be'eri Niego (right) with honours
student Mr Felix Lee in 
Prof Rob Medcalf's lab.
by Anne Crawford

Around the world, the race is on to find new ways to treat ischaemic (blood clot-derived) stroke. Some of these efforts are aimed at increasing the safety of the main treatment currently in use, the clot-busting enzyme tissue-type Plasminogen Activator (t-PA). t-PA is effective in improving recovery if administered quickly – within 4.5 hours of a stroke. But as it dissolves the clots that cause stroke, t-PA also weakens the blood vessels in the brain that form what’s called the blood-brain barrier (BBB), increasing the risk of bleeding in the brain, potentially lethally, which limits the therapy’s use.

16 May 2017

Translational Research Symposium Speaker Spotlight: Professor Kathryn North

Professor Kathryn North AM
Monash University's 3rd annual Translational Research Symposium is being hosted by its three metropolitan clinical schools on 31 July 2017. The symposium will host a diverse group of medical researchers presenting their work into translational research. RSVP here.

The Keynote speaker for the event is Professor Kathryn North AM, Director of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service and the David Danks Professor of Child Health Research at the University of Melbourne.

Call for participants in the Translational Research Young Investigator poster competition

The TR Symposium is coming up soon!
The 3rd annual Monash University Translational Research (TR) Symposium will be held 31 July 2017. The event is hosted by the three Monash clinical schools and will showcase the diverse research from these schools.

A Young Investigator poster competition will be held, with a winning prize of $500. The competition is open to graduate student and early career researchers, who are within 5 years of completing their PhD. Entries now invited.

Congratulations to Professor Paul Myles on winning Clinial Trial of the Year!

Professor Paul Myles with Minister Greg Hunt MP at the award
ceremony, Friday 19 May 2017. Photo: Sophie Wallace
Professor Paul Myles (pictured) has won Clinical Trial of the Year, awarded by the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance.  The award was presented by the Federal Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, on Friday 19 May 2017.

Professor Myles is the head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Monash and Alfred. He has led a number of large studies involving many centres and thousands of patients to investigate the safety of the anaesthetic drug nitrous oxide, whether patients taking aspirin can safely continue up to and post-surgery, and the safety of an anti-bleeding drug called tranexamic acid (TXA). Results of these international multi-centre trials run across several countries have been published in the prestigious journals The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) (2016 and 2017) and The Lancet (2014).

The trial for which Professor Myles received the ACTA award is Aspirin and Tranexamic Acid for Coronary Artery Surgery (ATACAS) – results for which were published in NEJM last year.

The ATACAS team collaborated internationally with 30 hospitals across seven countries with over 4,600 patients participating. The results show that TXA could almost halve the number of people who suffer complications with bleeding following open heart and other major surgery.

“The results were very clear-cut and reassuring,” said Professor Myles. “TXA does not increase thrombosis after open heart surgery. Furthermore, there was strong evidence that TXA nearly halved the risk of serious bleeding complications – meaning less bleeding, fewer blood transfusions and far less need for emergency re-operation following surgery.

“The findings mean that almost every heart surgery patient can now be treated with TXA, and that we can safely use a higher dose than previously. Use of TXA can also be safely expanded to prevent bleeding with other kinds of major surgery, such as knee and hip replacements, trauma surgery and spinal surgery, operations where TXA is not much used at present.”

Currently, each year about 15,000 Australians who have heart surgery (40 per cent of the total) need blood transfusions, and up to 1000 need a second, emergency surgery. “Routine use of TXA can halve both those figures,” Professor Myles said.

The ACTA award recognises the importance of the research and its direct influence on improving patient outcomes globally.

Congratulations to Dr Shiva Akbarzadeh for Technologist Award!

Congratulations to Dr Shiva Akbarzadeh (seen here on the left with ISCT president Catherine Bollard), who won the Technologist Award for her presentation titled "CEA as an Adjunct Treatment for Major Burns: A Phase I Study".

This talk was given at the International Society for Cellular Therapy, Annual meeting London 2017. Shiva described a Phase I clinical trial outcomes on Cultured epidermal sheet autografts (CEA) on a fibrin carrier that was carried out at the Alfred 2013-2016.

15 May 2017

Congratulations to our newly completed PhD students!

Natalia Contreras Hannah Pearce Ioanna Savvidou Chu Kion Yao










Congratulations to our recently completed PhD students Natalia Contreras, Hannah Pearce, Ioanna Savvidou and Chu Kion (CK) Yao! Good luck in the next stage of the career pathway!

Congratulations to Immunology prize winners!

Heidi Fettke won the Nairn prize for top
Honours student in 2016
Congratulations to the Immunology and Human Pathology students who were recently awarded prizes for their 2016 efforts!
 

Nairn Prize: top Honours student

The Nairn Prize in Immunology, named after the Department's founding chairman, Professor Richard Nairn, is given to the top Immunology Honours student completing his or her project at Monash and coordinated within the Department of Immunology and Pathology.

New peanut allergy treatment now in clinical trials

L-R: Dr Sara Prickett, Professor Robyn O’Hehir
and Emeritus Professor Jenny Rolland have
hworked together for years on the peanut allergy
research and are co-founders of Aravax P/L.
A new peanut allergy treatment developed by Monash researchers is now beginning clinical trials in Melbourne and Adelaide. If you would like to participate, see contact details at: www.aravax.com.au/product-development.html

Professor Robyn O’Hehir is Professor/Director of the Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine at Alfred Health and Monash University. Her research team, co-led by Professor Jennifer Rolland, over several years identified the critical components of the peanut allergy therapy now being developed by Aravax, an Australian spinout biotechnology company.

12 May 2017

Photo of the week: 2017 Day of Immunology

The Monash University Department of Immunology and Pathology were very involved in the International Day of Immunology celebrated in Melbourne with workshops for secondary school students, vaccination café, public lectures, photo exhibitions and more. Pictured here is our team at the Gene Technology Access Centre who were demonstrators teaching students basic laboratory techniques for immunology research. This program was run over two days for 191 students, 21 teachers and covered 21 Victorian secondary schools.
L-R: Dr Maria Demaria, Dr Dimitra Zotos, Mr Tim Gottschalk (PhD student), Ms Mahtab Parvaresh (PhD student), A/Prof Menno van Zelm, Ms Angela Nguyen (PhD student), Ms Lakshanie Wickramasinghe (PhD student), Dr Dan Andrews

What's on at CCS 15-19 May 2017 & beyond

Dr Krystal Bergin, haematologist
and PhD student, is presenting on
Tuesday 16 May
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

Save the date

Thu
Mon 31/07/2017 Translational Research symposium: RSVP

CCS publications update: 6-12 May

Prof Karin Jandeleit-Dahm's group has recently published
a paper on one oxidative stress marker, NOX5.
L-R Dr Lisanne de Vos, Dr Geetha Mathew, Prof Karin
Jandeleit-Dahm, Dr Anna Watson, Dr Jay Jha.
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Surgery.

Studies urge greater flu vaccine uptake

"Be like me, be flu free" says the bandaid
of 2017 Day of Immunology vaccination café
participant Dr Dimitra Zotos
by Anne Crawford

As the flu season sets in, studies by Monash University researchers have reinforced the need for at-risk groups to have influenza vaccinations.

The two studies were led by Professor Allen Cheng, (Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine), and Associate Professor Tom Kotsimbos (Department of Respiratory Medicine) in association with other researchers who are part of FluCAN (the Influenza Complications Alert Network), a sentinel surveillance program of 17 hospitals operating throughout Australia.

Congratulations to our recent PhD graduates!

Maria Demaria Natasha Tuano Phillip Law Caroline Tuck










Congratulations to our recently completed PhD students Maria Demaria, Natasha Tuano, Phillip Law and Caroline Tuck! Good luck in the next stage of the career pathway!

8 May 2017

31 May deadline for registering in 3MT competition!

2016 CCS heat winner, Paddy Dempsey. Video 2:59
Registrations for the 2017 3MT Three Minute Thesis Competition are now open. Graduate research students are encouraged to register and participate in this fantastic event! Registration closes on Wednesday 31 May 2017

5 May 2017

Photo of the week: Red Lab Coat Day

Research groups throughout Australia participated in the Red Lab Coat Day activities on 1 May. They were organized by MS Research Australia to raise the profile of  and funding for research on multiple sclerosis. See more photos of the various groups on Twitter using the hashtag . Within Central Clinical School, Dr Steven Petratos (pictured above with his research group) is investigating stem cell therapies for various brain disorders including multiple sclerosis.

What's on at CCS 8-12 May 2017


Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

What's on for 8-12 May 2017

Mon 08/05/2017 12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round: Dr Arup Dhar
Tue 09/05/2017 16:00Symposium: FODMAPs, fibre and resistant starch
Wed 10/05/2017 11:30Immunology seminar: Jennifer Boer
Thur 11/05/2017

11:30

12:00
Immunology Cutting Edge journal club: Simona infantino
Alfred Grand Round: Tom Marwick & team

CCS publications update: 29 April - 5 May 2017

2017 Nandurkar research group. Prof Harshal Nandurkar has
recently published a letter in Thrombosis on the influence of
age, race and gender in measures for thrombosis risk
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Diabetes, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc).

Neurobionics and the brain–computer interface

Medical Journal of Australia Volume 206, Issue 8: 1 May 2017. Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld is Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and a CCS adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery. He talks about advances and challenges in neurobionics and brain-computer interface technology. With MJA news and online editor Cate Swannell. See MJA review article for detail.

Short course: Introduction to Surgical Research

Introduction to Surgical Research

A good understanding of surgical research is an essential part of being a surgeon. Good quality research and the ability to apply it clinically is the cornerstone in evidence based practice. See below and here for detail of a RACS accredited short course designed for surgeons, by surgeons!

Department of Surgery to host US surgical expert after Fulbright win

Professor T. Clark Gamblin
The Department of Surgery at Central Clinical School has successfully applied to host a visit by a distinguished US surgical oncologist on a Fulbright Specialist grant.

Professor T. Clark Gamblin is Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he leads the Division of Surgical Oncology. He is an internationally known hepatobiliary surgeon (liver, gallbladder and bile duct system) and an expert in liver cancer and upper gastrointestinal cancers.    

Professor Paul Zimmet receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Adelaide

Congratulations to Professor Paul Zimmet on being awarded an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, the University of Adelaide (UA). The award took place on 5 May 2017. Prof Zimmet graduated from the UA's MBBS program in 1965, and also his father, in 1942, who had previously qualified in Poland (see illustration, left) - a strong medical family! Australia has benefitted greatly from the contributions of this migrant family and so many others like them.

See the transcript of Prof Zimmet's address below and video. Paul's speech begins at 14:19.

AMREP EMCR group wants stories for June EMCRTimes

The AMREP EMCR Committee is pleased to launch the 24th edition of the AMREP EMCR newsletter in June! We are seeking stories from graduate students and early & mid career researchers about all sorts of things, including yourselves, research highlights and achievements and basically, any aspect of life at this campus! See below for list.

Participants sought: Constipation in women

Women suffering from constipation wanted for study.
Photo:
Worak
We are investigating a new treatment for constipation called trans-abdominal electrical stimulation (TES) which involves placing four (4) sticky electrodes on the stomach and back where a gentle current passes between them. This has been shown to work in studies with children. We want to see if it works in adults as well. It involves using the device at home for an hour a day for 6 weeks. To be eligible, you must be female, aged between 18 and 75, have had constipation for more than 6 months, and live in Melbourne.
Contact: Mrs Judy Moore, PhD candidate
Email: judith.moore@monash.edu ph (03) 9903 0233
Study: www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/clin-trials/ct-moore.html

Media mentions: IBS and hypnotherapy on ABC 7.30 report

Prof Peter Gibson, head of the Department of Gastroenterology, CCS and Dr Simone Peters, PhD graduate from the department, talk about hypnotherapy and its value for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Dr Peters said that it worked equally well as the low FODMAP dietary intervention. See full clip of the 27 April 2017 7.30 Report - ABC feature: www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2017/s4660149.htm

27 Apr 2017

Photo of the week: Wilkinson-Berka diabetic retinopathy group

L-R: Mr Jack Jerome (Research assistant), Ms Osanna Wong (PhD student), Mr Saeed Alrashdi (PhD student), Dr Devy Deliyanti (Research fellow), Prof Jenny Wilkinson-Berka (Group leader). Absent: Mr David Berka (Technical assistant). Jenny's group, specialising in diabetic retinopathy, was previously in the Department of Immunology and Pathology, and has now moved to the new Department of Diabetes. See more about her group and its research at: www.med.monash.edu/cecs/diabetes/research/wilkinson-berka-group.html

What's on at CCS 1-5 May 2017

Red Lab Coat Day 1 May 2017
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for 1-5 May 2017


Mon 01/05/2017 all day Red Lab Coat Day - MS Research Australia
Alfred free flu vaccinations


12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round: Dr Danny Cheah
Tue 02/05/2017 12:00Science-Medicine Affinity Workshop at Clayton
Wed 03/05/2017 11:30Immunology seminar: Raffi Gugasyan
Thur 04/05/2017

11:30

12:00
Immunology Cutting Edge journal club:Jodie Abramovitch
Alfred Grand Round:Wai Foong Hooi & Bruce Day

Forthcoming events

31 July 2017 Translational Research symposium: RSVP & Save the date!

8 May Monash University Library invitation to "Discover It" expo

Uncover the answers

Whatever your field, the Library has a world of electronic resources for you to discover. We have what you need when and where you need it, with the most up-to-date resources for research and education.

Come to our 8 May DiscoverIt Expo and get to know the new and leading electronic resources in Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Medicine, and related disciplines. Experts will be on hand to provide advice on navigating these resources and making the most of their features and functionalities.

Save the date! 31 July Translational Research symposium at Monash University

Monash University's three heads of its metropolitan based
clinical schools, Prof Eric Morand, Prof Stephen Jane and
 Prof Ian Davis, discuss translational medical research and
 the opportunities it offers for graduate students. Video: 4:31m
Translational Research skills have become an important part of life at Monash's three metropolitan clinical schools. Significant findings and discoveries made in the lab can often get lost in their conversion to clinical practice and everyday medical treatments.

Central Clinical School is hosting a Translational Research symposium on 31 July 2017. All welcome to hear from top Melbourne-based researchers with national and international collaborations in clinical areas. See speaker program and RSVP at:
See more about what we have to offer in Translational Research:

CCS publications update: 8-28 April 2017

Professor Merlin Thomas's group work on the biochemistry of
diabetic complications. See Prof Thomas's most recent article on
GLP-1 receptor agonists for kidney protection in type 2 diabetes
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Diabetes, Immunology and Pathology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Surgery.

Ancient gene involved in spina bifida also plays a role in motor coordination and anxiety

A/Prof Stephen Ting
by Anne Crawford

Curiosity and a compelling hypothesis prompted clinician and haematology researcher, Associate Professor Stephen Ting, to revisit the subject matter of his PhD a decade later. The findings of his recent study into the transcription factors of an ancient gene family known as the Grainyhead-like (Grhl) genes have revealed more than he expected and may have implications for future neuroscientific research.

26 Apr 2017

Call out for reading material for ages 0-12 years for Bali school

2 May 2017 update: Many thanks to all those who have contributed. The book drive has been a great success with over 600 books donated and no more can be taken. We're looking forward to seeing photos of the freshly stocked library!

Former SPHPM colleague, Andy McGrath worked at the Alfred Campus for several years prior to moving to Bali for his young son's health in 2014.  Andy is a qualified school teacher, who with his wife Sabrina, set up an Early Learning Centre and now a Primary School (Stella Mundi Primary School). The latter is due to open in Bali later this year.

7 Apr 2017

Photo of the week: Celebrate April Day of Immunology!

29 April 2016 Day of Immunology (DoI) at GTAC. Many schools participated in the day, where students get hands-on experience with lab techniques. Monash Central Clinical School PhD students were volunteer demonstrators. Mahtab Parvaresh (right) demonstrates correct technique for multi-channel pipetting.
 
This year's DoI program of activities is extensive, including: Immunology art exhibitions (kicked off 6 April), discovery tours, secondary school workshops, vaccination café and public lecture. From our Department of Immunology and Pathology the following people have volunteered their time to be a part of the organizing committee for these events: Dimitra Zotos, Jodie Abramovitch, Katharine Goodall, Maria Demaria and Angela Nguyen. Our generous volunteer demonstrators this year are PhD students Mahtab Parvaresh, Angela Nguyen and Timothy Gottschalk, and from Clayton, Dr Maria Demaria.

See more:


What's on at CCS 10-14 April 2017

Dr Dimitra Zotos
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on for 10-14 April 2017


Mon 10/04/2017 12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round: Sudeep Saraf
Tue 11/04/2017 11:00ACBD scientific meeting: Perdita Cheshire & Andrew Spencer 
Wed 12/04/2017 11:30Immunology seminar: Marcus Robinson
Thur 13/04/2017
11:30

12:00
Immunology Cutting Edge journal club: Dimitra Zotos
Alfred Grand Round: Leo Chen
 Fri 14/04/2017 Day Easter Friday Public Holiday

CCS Publications update: 31 March – 7 April

Prof Harshal Nandurkar and some of his
group. He has two publications listed this
week, a review on IDDVT and
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Anaethesia and Perioperative Medicine (APOM), Diabetes, Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Immunology and Pathology, Gastroenterology, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) and Surgery.

5 Apr 2017

People with HIV face higher risk of fracture

ART is a contributing factor to loss of bone density in people with HIV,
but the reasons for it are not yet understood. Image: aidsinfo.nih.gov
by Anne Crawford

Contemporary antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed the lives of people living with HIV (PLWH) dramatically, with life expectancy near normal and their quality of life improved.

However, it has been known for some time that people with HIV are at greater risk of loss of bone density and fractures, with ART a contributing factor. Professor Jenny Hoy, Professor Director of HIV Medicine at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, recently conducted a review of all available randomised trial data in which fractures were measured to evaluate the problem.

CCS student profile: Victoria Berquist

Victoria Berquist 
By Eliza Watson

Victoria Berquist has just begun her first year as an intern at Alfred Health. She studied undergraduate medicine at Monash University and in 2015, Victoria undertook a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) research year at the Central Clinical School for which she was awarded the Hatem Salem Award for Medical Research Student Excellence.

4 Apr 2017

$10,000 grant opportunity, due 28 April: Single Cell Genomics Grant Program

MHTP Medical Genomics Facility, in partnership with Fluidigm and Millennium science, are pleased to offer a $10,000 AUD Single Cell Genomics Grant Program.

This grant program will provide all the Fluidigm reagents and consumables to capture single cells using the Fluidigm C1 Single cell Autoprep system and perform targeted gene expression analysis of 96 gene targets in 96 samples using the Biomark HD system.

3 Apr 2017

Leukaemia Foundation fundraiser - your support wanted!

"Blood on the Road" fundraising cycling team:
L-R Huyen Tran, Jacqui Milne and Stephen Opat
“BLOOD ON THE ROAD”….. is riding again for the Leukaemia Foundation. Donate here

22 – 27 April 2017 in JAPAN (Stephen Opat, Huyen Tran, Jacqui Milnes)
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