Run Melbourne 2017 – Join or support the Hudson Institute team

For the very first time, Hudson Institute will be entering a team into RUN MELBOURNE on Sunday, 30 July.

REGISTER HERE.  Choose either a 5km, 10km or 21km walk or run and join the Hudson Institute team. Feel free to invite your family and friends to join in by sharing this link.

Join our FUNDRAISING PAGE or DONATE to help us reach our fundraising goal of $30,000.

Our run will support vital research into women’s and baby health, and immunity and infectious diseases leading to the latest treatments for cancer.

There’s no minimum to raise, and you can link your page to social media accounts to encourage friends and family to donate. Every little bit counts!

Plus!  The FIRST 50 to register with the Hudson Institute get a FREE Hudson Institute drink bottle.
If you raise $100 for Hudson Institute you will receive an Institute t-shirt for FREE!

We are grateful to all of our supporters for contributing to this great cause.

When: Sunday, 30 July 2017
Where: Event site – Federation Square. Finish line – Birrarung Marr
Cost and registration: See Run Melbourne event website for details

If you have any queries or need assistance please contact us at


Next Big Idea Award

PhD students and ECRs: In under four minutes, pitch your Next Big Idea for commercialising research to a panel of industry and academic experts.

$2,200 prizes to be awarded for commercial potential and innovation.

  • Learn about biomedical research commercialisation
  • Fast track your career
  • Network with other entrepreneurs
  • Help patients

More information
Next Big Idea Award Guidelines
Next Big Idea Award Application Form
Next Big Idea Award Advertising Flyer

Information Session
Monday, 10 July, 1.30-3.30pm, Translational Research Facility, Level 2, Seminar Room 3.
This session will be recorded for students and ECRs unable to attend in person.

Preparatory Workshop
Friday, 28 July, 10am, Hudson Institute building, Level 3, Boardroom A&B.
To participate in the workshop, registration is essential.  See the Next Big Idea Award Guidelines.

Pitch Day
Thursday, 17 August, 2-4pm, Translational Research Facility, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1&2.
Competition and Awards.


Prayers for Prems

The Ritchie Centre, Postdoc student, Madison Paton will be speaking at the following fundraising event to raise money for cerebral palsy research.

The night includes a buffet dinner, silent auctions (Sydney Swans signed jumper, RACV services and more) and entertainment by comedian Doug Chappel (who has had sold out performances at the Melbourne international Comedy Festival).

When: Thursday, 6 July 2017
Time: 7pm to 10.30pm
Where: Dandenong Club, Views Room, 1579 Heatherton Road, Dandenong
Cost and registration:  Tickets $50 each available via

For more information see ‘Prayers for Prems’ on Facebook.




Miltenyi Cell Therapy Day

Miltenyi Biotec Austrlia and the Month Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) would like to invite you to the Cell Therapy Day 2017 meeting at the MHTP in Clayton, Victoria.

Cell therapy has the potential to increase antitumor immunity, enhance vaccine efficacy, and limit graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). Overall, this Australia first event will aim to invite key opinion leader from Australia and New Zealand, discussing and sharing newest information on adoptive immunotherapies and stem cell therapies, including gene manipulation. Participants will come from all parts of Australia, including academic researcher and biotech industry, so a key part will be networking.

Your attendance would be greatly appreciated at this key event for Cell Therapy. I hope you are able to spend your time and enter the discussion and networking in an exciting environment.

Confirmed speakers who will present:

  • Alan Trounson (Cartherics Pty L)
  • David Gottlieb (The Westmead Institute for Medical Research)
  • Rajiv Khanna (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute)
  • John Rasko (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney)
  • Phil Darcy (Peter Macc allum Cancer Centre)
  • Geoff Symonds (Calimmune Pty )
  • Michael Brown (Centre for Cancer Biology)
  • Ken Micklethwaite (The Westmead Institute for Medical Research)
  • Richard Mitchell (Sydney Children’s Hospital)
  • Siok Tey {QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute)

The meeting will start at 1O:OOam a llo w in g participants flying-in in the morning and would end at about 6:00pm. Also, we would like to note that this meeting is invitation only.

When: Friday, 14 July 2017
Time: 10am to 6.00pm
Where: MHTP, Translational Research Facility, 45 Kanooka Grove, Clayton
Registration at or Places are strictly limited.
Attachment:  Agenda

Thank you and best regards

Professor Graham Jenkin
Scientific Director
MHTP, Cell Therapies Platform

Dr Hermann Bohnenkamp
Managing Director
Miltenyi Biotec Australia Pty Ltd