10 Mar 2014

Michael Cangkrama wins Young Scientist Skin Research Travel Fellowship

Michael Cangkrama receiving the
award from Birgit Lane, the Executive
Director of the Institute of Medical
Biology, A*Star (Singapore)
Michael Cangkrama, Department of Medicine PhD student, received a top award (Young Scientist Skin Research Travel Fellowships AUD $3500) from the Singapore International Conference on Skin Research 2014 (2-5 March) at which he made both oral and poster presentations. Approximately 300 people attended, and Michael was the only presenter from Monash University. His presentation was entitled, "Coordinate function of the Grainyhead-like transcription factors is critical for maintenance of skin barrier function post-natally". See conference link showing the programme and details of presentations: http://www.skinconferencesingapore.com/programme.html

Traumatic Brain Injury researcher Sarah Hellewell going to Canada

Dr Sarah Hellewell
Dr Sarah Hellewell, a recent CCS PhD graduate, has been working as a Centre of Excellence in Traumatic Brain Injury Research (CETBIR) Fellow with NTRI since April last year.  Her fellowship finishes 28 March 2014, and she has secured a new position in Canada where she will be joining the lab of Dr Ibolja Cernak, who has recently relocated from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Focus on anaesthesia research: Dr Stefan Dieleman

Professor Paul Myles and Dr Stefan
Dieleman reviewing an echo result
Dr Stefan Dieleman was appointed a Research Fellow in the Department of Anaesthesia in 2013, and a General and Cardiac Anaesthesia Fellow at the Alfred Hospital. Stefan trained as an anaesthetist in the University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands, completing in 2012. Stefan has been involved in cardiac anaesthesia research for over 10 years. Stefan will be working together with Professor Paul Myles on two major research projects. These are firstly, the preparation of a randomised study of prophylactic corticosteroids for cardiac and major non-cardiac surgery, and secondly, addressing the value of intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE).
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