Monday, 17 September 2018

Talking lymphoma with Associate Professor Jake Shortt

Listen to Monash University's Associate Professor Jake Shortt talk about lymphoma research.

15 September was World Lymphoma Awareness Day.  See the Leukaemia Foundation's site for more information.

Homebirth or hospital birth? New study weighs up the evidence

Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck
Women with healthy, low-risk pregnancies who gave birth at home with a midwife had comparable rates of stillbirth and neonatal death to healthy low-risk women who gave birth in hospital, a new epidemiological study of births in Victoria from 2000-2015 has found.

Professor Bryan Williams awarded scholarship to National Cancer Institute, NIH

Professor Bryan Williams
Professor Bryan Williams has been awarded a three-month visiting scholarship to the Bethesda and
Frederick Maryland campuses, from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health .

2019 Perpetual Trustees IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program CALL FOR EOI APPLICATIONS

The Perpetual Trustees IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program will open on Monday 29 October 2018 at 9am (AEDT).  Applications for this scheme generally range between $10,000 and $100,000.

Cancer Australia Supporting People with Cancer Grant Scheme Initiative (Round 11) CALL FOR EOI APPLICATIONS

The Supporting People with Cancer Grant Scheme Initiative aims to reduce the burden of cancer through the provision of grants to organisations; to encourage effective partnerships between organisations in order to improve coordination, accessibility and development of quality cancer support networks to better support people affected by cancer.

Get involved in the Women in STEM Decadal Plan

At the request of the Australian Government, the Australian Academy of Science, with support from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), is developing a Women in STEM Decadal Plan.

S Drive scheduled maintenance - Grand Final Day

eSolutions is undertaking essential upgrade work on the University's corporate data storage infrastructure.  This infrastructure provides staff and students with the S: drive and personal storage folders (Documents, Pictures, Desktop and Favorites).  To carry out the upgrade work it will be necessary to shutdown the storage system. We are planning to complete the work on Fri Sep 28th (Grand Final public holiday) with Sat Sep 29th as a contingency day.

Planned evacuation drills 16 October

Evacuation drills are planned for Tues 16th Oct, in all SCS and Hudson Institute areas throughout the day. Please plan your experiments accordingly. Please note that all staff and students are expected to participate in the drill, and follow warden instructions.   
For any issues, please email

Publications week ending 14 September 2018

HLA and kidney disease: from associations to mechanisms. Kate Robson et al. published in Nature Reviews Nephrology. 

Human Umbilical Cord Blood Therapy Protects Cerebral White Matter from Systemic LPS Exposure in Preterm Fetal Sheep. Madison Paton et al. published in Developmental Neuroscience.

A mixed-methods study to explore opinions of research translation held by researchers working in a Centre of Research Excellence in Australia. Dominique Cadilhac et al. published in BMJ Open.