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  • PhD Scholars program trains paediatric precision medicine leaders

    A new PhD scholars program in paediatric cancer precision medicine has been established at Hudson Institute of Medical Research with co-funding from the Children’s Cancer Foundation. The program will train the next generation of scientists in advanced functional and structural genomics, development of patient-centric preclinical models, bioinformatics analytics and translational research with the aim of…  Read more

  • Professor Rosemary Horne receives international recognition

    Congratulations to Professor Rosemary Horne, who has received the Distinguished Researcher Award for 2018 at the meeting of the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant and Neonatal Death in Glasgow last week. The award is made for outstanding contributions to research in the area of sudden unexpected death in infancy research as evidenced…  Read more

  • CDH research gives hope to families

    Research leading to improved outcomes for babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia was the focus of a community forum last month in Melbourne. The Fetal Therapy Research Group, led by Associate Professor Ryan Hodges, is working towards improving outcomes for babies who have difficulty breathing at birth due to a condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Supported…  Read more

  • Professor Kate Loveland receives International Scientist Award

    Professor Kate Loveland has been named the 2018 recipient of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Fuller W. Bazer International Scientist Award. Prof Loveland is an international leader in male reproductive health research. She is Head of the Centre for Reproductive Health at Hudson Institute and Head of Postgraduate Studies, School of Clinical…  Read more

  • Lifesaving ‘off-the-shelf’ cancer tracking immunotherapies underway

    ‘Off-the-shelf’ immunotherapies to fight aggressive forms of cancer, including relapsed ovarian and gastric cancers, are being developed in Clayton, Melbourne, thanks to almost $3 million in Federal Government funding awarded to lead participant Cartherics Pty Ltd. Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University researchers are partnering with industry leaders in cell therapies to develop…  Read more

  • 2018 Harold Mitchell Foundation Travel Fellowships

    Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of The Harold Mitchell Foundation Travel Fellowships. These fellowships are equipping our young scientists with the experience, cutting-edge knowledge and professional links that will let them make a major difference to medical science both in Australia and throughout the world. The Harold Mitchell Foundation Fellowships enable a promising young Hudson…  Read more

  • 2018 Hudson Institute Travel and Equity Awards

    Congratulations to the 2018 Hudson Institute Travel Awards recipients, who will attend international conferences and visiting laboratories to build invaluable knowledge in their area of research. The Awards (supported by donations from the Grisha Sklovsky Memorial Fund and Philip Wind Travel Fund) support six Hudson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students to gain experience relevant…  Read more

  • Discovery of bladder ‘mini-microbiome’ signals UTI treatment change

    Cutting edge genomics has now shown the female bladder is home to a community of bacteria – similar to the gut microbiome – even in the absence of infection. A team of microbiologists and genomics experts from the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Cambridge, UK), Loyola University Chicago (USA) and Hudson Institute of Medical Research (Melbourne, Australia)…  Read more

  • 2018 Centre for Reproductive Health Travel Awards

    Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH) is able to provide a highly competitive travel award of $2,500 to each of one CRH post-doctoral fellow and one CRH PhD student.  This offers a wonderful opportunity for our future research leaders to showcase their accomplishments. 2018 CRH Travel Award recipients…  Read more

  • Simple ‘sleep hormone’ skin patch could protect at-risk newborns

    A simple, cheap treatment of a skin patch containing a naturally occurring ‘sleep hormone’ could soon help to protect newborn babies from brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation at birth. A recent study, led by PhD student Dr James Aridas and Associate Professor Suzanne Miller in The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, is…  Read more