19 Jan 2024

NHMRC Investigator Grant announcements

Congratulations to our researchers who‘ve been awarded National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grants in the 2023 round, announced in late December. . 

Investigator Grants support high-performing researchers at all career stages with salary and research support, to form collaborations and pursue important research directions as they arise. 

CCS researchers received nine grants worth $16.3 million, with funding commencing in 2024: 

Professor Benjamin Marsland (Immunology and Pathology) - Harnessing Microbes and Metabolites to Combat Respiratory Diseases ($2.9m).

Professor Patrick Kwan (Neuroscience) – Transforming Epilepsy Outcomes Through Innovative Technologies ($2.7m)

Professor Joseph Doyle (Infectious Diseases) – Accelerating Progress Toward Hepatitis C Elimination as a Public Health Threat ($1.6m)

Dr Omer Gilan (Clinical Haematology) – Epigenetic Regulation of Self Renewal in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis ($1.2m)

Adjunct Professor Marcus Chen (Melbourne Sexual Health Centre) – A New Model for Improved Syphilis Management and Control ($2.9m)

Dr Ian Harding (Neuroscience) – The Cerebellum-Striatum Axis in Progressive Movement Disorders ($1.6m)

Associate Professor Vilija Jokubaitis (Neuroscience) – Multiple Sclerosis in Childbearing Women: Clinical Management, Consequences and Biological Management ($2.8m)

Dr Shobi Sivathamboo (Neuroscience) – Preventing sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: Identifying Predictive Biomakers and Advancing Automated Seizure Detection for Real-Time Interventions’ ($662,040). 

And finally, Dr Prasanti Kotagiri (Immunology), who joins us in the new year from The University of Melbourne, received a grant for Improving long-term outcomes post kidney transplant through study of the immune receptor repertoire ($497,224)

Pictured from top L-R: Omer Gilan, Vilija Jokubaitis, Shobi Sivathamboo, Marcus Chen, Joseph Doyle, Benjamin Marsland, Patrick Kwan, Ian Harding, Prasanti Kotagiri

See here for a full list list of Investigator grants winners.

12 Jan 2024

2024 Gastroenterology, Immunology and Neuroscience (GIN) Program Symposium

Join us for the 2024 GIN Program Symposium, a dynamic platform where leading experts and researchers converge to explore the latest advancements in the gut-immune-brain axis. Registrations now open

We are thrilled to welcome esteemed speakers, including interstate experts Chris Dayas and Sam Costello, alongside Petter Brodin and Clare Lloyd from Imperial College London, UK. Be part of this transformative experience and delve into the forefront of cutting-edge research and discovery.


For further information, please contact Juliana Castro, GIN Discovery Program Coordinator on ccs-gindiscovery@monash.edu.
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