Wednesday, 20 February 2019

WorkSafe to target falling object dangers

WorkSafe highlighting the dangers of construction sites

WorkSafe are highlighting the hazards and risks of construction sites. This is timely, given that we will have a construction zone set up between MIMR and MHRP buildings in the coming weeks.

Please see this WorkSafe notice for information about the hazards and risks of construction sites. For more information, email

Call to update Honours and Graduate Research projects for 2020

Dear research supervisors,

It is that time of year when we ask you to update your projects in Supervisor Connect, ahead of our BMedSc(Hons) and Hons / PhD recruitment season which starts in May 2019.    Supervisor Connect is our primary Higher Degree by Research (HDR) recruitment tool.  We will be producing a project booklet this year

Trainee opportunities at the 2019 World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Melbourne

The 11th World Congress on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease is being held in Melbourne from October 20-23. This will be a great opportunity to present your work and network with DOHaD researchers from around the world. The abstract deadline has just been extended to March 1, so there is still plenty of time to register your interest to attend!

SCS Staff Meeting Friday 1 March 2019 - including a presentation on HELIX by Prof Ian Smith

All SCS staff are invited to attend the staff meeting on Friday 1 March 2019.

There will be a presentation on HELIX by Prof Ian Smith. 
  • Time: 12:15pm
  • Venue: Monash Children's Hospital, Level 5 Seminar Room.

'Future of Immunology Research' seminar

The FMNHS Business Development team is hosting a seminar by AbbVie Pty Ltd at Clayton campus this month:

Date:  Wednesday 27 February 2019
Time:  9:00am - 10:00am (AEDT)
Venue:  S2 Lecture Theatre, 16 Rainforest Walk

New ARC Implementing Arrangement with the European Research Council designed to provide opportunities for ARC funded ECRs

ARC has signed a new Implementing Arrangement with the European Research Council (ERC) to commence in late 2019, which is designed to provide opportunities for ARC-funded early career researchers from Australia to pursue research collaborations with European researchers supported through a relevant ERC grant.

NHMRC Synergy Grants 2019 - Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Researchers intending to apply for NHMRC Synergy Grants 2019, please complete the EOI form by COB Friday 22 February 2019. 

2019 Perpetual Trustees Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award - EOI APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Please note that this is separate scheme and EOI to the Health Investment Grants which was communicated earlier.

This $1 million grant is awarded every two years to a group or individual undertaking biomedical research within universities, public hospitals, medical research institutes or other similar organisations.

Mbrace Network Event

Mbrace Network Event is almost fully booked, some places still available for any staff who wish to attend the event. 
  • Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
  • Venue: Monash Club, 32 Exhibition Walk, Clayton campus
  • Time: 9.30am (for a 10.00am start) to 12.00pm

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Publications for 12 February 2019

Production of Germ-Line Chimeras in Zebrafish. Saito T, Goto R, Rivers N, Yamaha E. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1920:327-341. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9009-2_20.

Extracellular Vesicles in Human Reproduction in Health and Disease. Simon C, Greening DW, Bolumar D, Balaguer N, Salamonsen LA, Vilella F. Endocr Rev. 2018 Jun 1;39(3):292-332. doi: 10.1210/er.2017-00229. Review. PMID: 29390102 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Impact of Pre-existing Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 6 NS3, NS5A and NS5B Polymorphisms on Their In Vitro Susceptibility to Inhibition by Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents. McPhee F, Ueland J, Vellucci V, Bowden S, Sievert W, Zhou N. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Feb 4. pii: AAC.02205-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02205-18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30718256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]