Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Publications for 5 February 2019

Neonatal Morbidities of Fetal Growth Restriction: Pathophysiology and Impact. Atul Malhotra, Beth J. Allison, Margie Castillo-Melendez, Graham Jenkin, Graeme R. Polglase and Suzanne L. Miller Front. Endocrinol., 07 February 2019 |

Genome-wide association study of peripheral blood DNA methylation and conventional mammographic density measures. Li S, Dugué PA, Baglietto L, Severi G, Wong EM, Nguyen TL, Stone J, English DR, Southey MC, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Milne RL. Int J Cancer. 2019 Jan 29. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32171. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30694562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Brain region-dependent gene networks associated with selective breeding for increased voluntary wheel-running behavior. Zhang P, Rhodes JS, Garland T Jr, Perez SD, Southey BR, Rodriguez-Zas SL.  PLoS One. 2018 Aug 2;13(8):e0201773. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone. 0201773. eCollection 2018.
PMID: 30071007 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

Targeting XIAP and PPARγ in granulosa cell tumors alters metabolic signaling.
Leung DTH, Rainczuk A, Nguyen T, Stephens A, Silke J, Fuller PJ, Chu S. J Proteome
Res. 2019 Feb 1. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.8b00917. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30706710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Coupa Roadshow Sessions - Additional Session Scheduled

As you may be aware, Monash will soon be launching Coupa, an exciting and innovative platform that will change our current purchasing and payment processes.

Roadshow information sessions have been scheduled to keep you informed on this new system and process change.

Biostatistics Consulting Platform

From 1 April 2019, the cost of the Biostatistics Consulting Platform will increase to $150/hour due to the tapering of  faculty support for the platform. SCS staff are advised to consult with their supervisors prior to engaging with the platform, to confirm funding approval. The local consultants for the Biostatistics Platform at MMC will continue to be Dr Lucy Busija ( and Dr Cathy Martin (

Maximising data value and avoiding data waste: a validation study in stroke research

Dr Monique Kilkenny
Recent advances in digital infrastructure has allowed linkage of administrative and clinical datasets. Dr Monique Kilkenny recently led the linkage of the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry with hospital administrative datasets. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in Australia and with this linked dataset, researchers will be able to reliably investigate the characteristics of patients who are rehospitalised and if these hospitalisations are potentially preventable.

ARC Discovery Program: Cross Scheme Eligibility & Frequently Asked Questions

The ARC has published a new Cross Scheme Eligibility & Frequently Asked Questions document for the Discovery Program (2018 edition).

Call for applications: Monash -TAU Pilot PhD Exchange Program

Established in 2013, with support from the Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University (Victoria) Inc., the Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University – Monash University (AFTAM) Awards were set up to encourage research collaborations that combine the expertise of Monash University and Tel Aviv University for greater impact, particularly in complementary capabilities and strategic objectives in the following themes: medical & health sciences, sustainable environments, resilient cultures & communities and social sciences.

2019 Perpetual Trustees Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants - EOI APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Appliations are now open for the 2019 Perpetual Trustees Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants. A Health Investment Grant is intended to provide enabling research support for an autonomous early career investigator (no more than 10 years post-PhD as at 1 January 2019) who is taking or has recently taken a substantive position. It is expected that up to seven grants will be awarded in 2019.

Graduate Research School Induction dates 2019

Graduate research students, please note the 2019 school induction dates below:

  • 1st Induction 
    • Friday 29 March, 8:45am - 1:00pm, TRF, Level 2 seminar room
  • 2nd Induction  
    • Monday 14 October,  8:45am - 1:00pm, TRF, Level 2 seminar room

Applications are now open for the SCS Career Development Fellowship

Applications are now open for the SCS Career Development Fellowship for researchers who have experienced a career disruption. Applications close on Friday 15 February 5:00pm

Important: New construction works between MIMR and MHRP buildings

Construction of the new two-storey Monash University Biobank facility will commence on Monday 18 February.

Builders will begin setting up the work site from next week.

Smoke-Free Monash

Monash has now been a smoke-free environment for three years and we are committed to ensuring the success of this initiative into the future.

Dilanka Fernando 3MT presentation 2018

PhD candidate at School of clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Dilanka Fernando discusses his research on the use of STAT3 inhibited drugs in cancer treatment.  Watch video