13 Aug 2021

The acid test: The case for accurate and quick mobile point-of-care COVID testing

Monash Lens article published 11 August 2021
featuring Patrick Kwan, Zanfina Ademi, Mark Howard, James McMahon and Tuncay Alan

Monash researchers make the case for investing in development and deployment of decentralised diagnostic devices, most importantly a highly-mobile and swift point-of-care (POC) COVID-19 nucleic acid test. 

See full article (9 minute read)

27 July - 9 Aug 2021 Central Clinical School recent publications

Protocol published for resistant starch and blood pressure
dietary study
Recent publications featuring research as notified by PubMed during 27 July - 9 August 2021 from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers in the following departments. The below is not a comprehensive list. The most recent validated publications for the school and departments can be seen on their publications pages, linked to from the headings below. Otherwise, read down the entry for recent notifications.

12 Aug 2021

Successful 2021 Alfred Research Alliance student information night

The 11 August information night showcased the Alfred Research
Alliance precinct's academic and research talent. See more
Professor Robyn Slattery is Central Clinical School's Director of Education. She writes:

Huge thanks to Sharmila Ramesh (CCS Graduate Research Student Services Coordinator) and Georgia Fuller Symons (CCS Honours Student Services Officer and Department of Neuroscience PhD candidate) for running such a fabulous event.  Also thank-you to all of the contributors.  The event ran very smoothly.  

There were 220 attendees who were very active, asking 130 questions via the chat function, and very actively engaging in the break-out groups.  Neuroscience, Immunology, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases and Burnet Institute breakout groups were well attended with between 5-25 participants in each.

11 Aug 2021

BioCurate's Opportunity Assessment (BOA) applications now open: due 27 Aug 2021

from Andrew Bray, Senior BDM at CCS
T:+61 3 9903 0326; M: +61 (0)408 129 758
E: andrew.bray@monash.edu

BioCurate's Opportunity Assessment (BOA) applications are now open. All applications to be submitted via Monash Innovation. See detail and links to application form and information sheet in CCS deadline calendar and more below.

The internal deadline is COB Friday 27 August 2021.

10 Aug 2021

Why is it so hard to crush this global pandemic? New Burnet podcast series sheds light

Socially distanced Tracy Parrish and Professor Brendan Crabb
making the Burnet Institute's 8 part podcast series on the pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic first impacted our lives – making sense of the science has become a daily challenge for us all.

The world is still not COVID-free. But there is hope – science.

Why is it so hard to crush this global pandemic? Digging through the science of the coronavirus, the Burnet team looks at how we got here, and what comes next. Podcast link

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