18 Oct 2019

Discovery may help reduce renal failure in those with diabetic kidney disease

Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan
A new discovery has the potential to slow the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes.

Researchers from Monash University’s Central Clinical School (CCS) have found that a drug that has already been tested on other inflammatory diseases can decrease kidney injury caused by diabetes.

Led by Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan from the Department of Diabetes, the five-year study is a collaboration between CCS, the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland and the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne.

Finding out about helminths: Professor Nicola Harris

Professor Nicola Harris is a co-organiser of the forthcoming
(8-12 Dec 2019) conference dedicated to helminths
Adapted from Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

“Helminths are perhaps the most successful parasites on the planet,” says Professor Nicola Harris, co-organizer of the upcoming (8-12 Dec 2019) Keystone Symposia on “Helminths: New insights from immunity to global health.”

Prof Harris says that helminths have co-evolved with humans and still today cause chronic and near-ubiquitous infections amongst populations living in endemic regions without access to adequate sanitation.

Congratulations to our CCS travel grant recipients!

2019 travel grant CCS recipients.  L-R top: Drs Tiffany Phillips, 
Zhibin (Ben) Chen, Matt Snelson, Gemma Sharp
Bottom: Drs Carlos Rosado, Jessica Borger, Tiffany Bouchery,
Matthew Hudson
Congratulations to our eight CCS recipients for this round of travel grants!
  • Dr Tiffany Phillips (MSHC): Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Perth
  • Dr Matthew Hudson (Neuroscience): SFN Neuroscience 2019 conference, Chicago, USA
  • Dr Zhibin (Ben) Chen (Neuroscience): American Epilepsy Society 2019 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA

17 Oct 2019

Monash CCS researchers receive Tall Poppy science awards!

Dr Doyle pictured fifth from the right and
A/Prof Abbott represented in photo, (centre)
A/Prof Anne Abbott and Dr Joseph Doyle have been honoured in the 2019 Victorian Tall Poppy Science Awards from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science, awarded on 10 October.

A/Prof Abbott is a neurologist in Central Clinical School's Department of Neuroscience. She has been at the forefront of medical research regarding how to best prevent stroke, particularly associated with carotid arterial disease.

Tall Poppy award for Dr Joseph Doyle!

AIPS Board Member, Associate Professor Sarah Meachem,
Chair of the Selection Panel, Professor Mark Hogarth
 present Dr Joseph Doyle (centre) with his Tall Poppy award
(Image: courtesy Matt Irwin)
Dr Joseph Doyle, head of the viral hepatitis research group in The Alfred and Monash Department of Infectious Diseases, and Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination at Burnet Institute, has been honoured with a prestigious Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) Tall Poppy Award.

Dr Doyle, who is also a practising infectious diseases physician, won a Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award for his community engagement and leadership in the epidemiology, management and prevention of blood-borne viruses – HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B.

16 Oct 2019

Applications for 2020 Alfred Research Alliance Honours Scholarships close on 6 November 2019

Applications for 2020 Alfred Research Alliance Honours Scholarships close on 6 November 2019.

There are two scholarships available (each valued at $6000) for eligible students to undertake Honours research at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Position vacant: Senior Technical Officer at Central Clinical School

Applications for the position of Senior Technical Officer at Central Clinical School close 25 October 2019. 
  • Job No.: 598419
  • Location: The Alfred Centre
  • Employment Type: Part-time 0.8 fraction
  • Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment
  • Remuneration: Pro-rata of $87,249 - $95,695 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)
  • Enquiries: Dr Michelle Zajac, Research Manager, Central Clinical School, Michelle.Zajac@monash.edu
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