Wednesday, 31 July 2019

2019 MHTP Open Day

All prospective research students are invited to explore the postgraduate research opportunities (Honours, Masters and Phd projects for 2020 intake) available to you at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP).

Legends for Lupus Golf Day

Moonah Links is teaming up with LupusVictoria to raise awareness and much needed funds for Lupus research. The “Legends for Lupus” Charity Golf Day will be held on Friday, 4 October 2019 at Moonah Links, Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal.

BioCurate newsletter

BioCurate is keen to keep our University colleagues up to date with information and insights that we think will be valuable in supporting researchers and translation within your organisations.

Trial testing over-the-counter boost to brains of small babies

Read Dr Kirsten Palmer's interview in the Herald Sun

IITB-Monash Research Academy 2019 intake

The December 2019 intake process for the IITB-Monash Research Academy has now commenced.  We start this process with the definition of new collaborative projects between faculty members at Monash and at IITB.

Over-the-counter supplement could be key to protecting babies' brains

A world-first clinical trial led by Dr Kirsten Palmer and Professor Euan Wallace from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology will see women with fetal growth restriction receive daily doses of melatonin to prevent poor neurological outcomes in babies.

Golden Staph could be ‘fooling’ the body in the development of autoimmune disease

A study led by Professor Richard Kitching from the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases has found that the body may be ‘’fooled’’ by a plasmid-derived protein from some types of Staph aureus (golden Staph), resulting in the development of severe autoimmune disease.

Dr Edward Giles awarded Kenneth Rainin Foundation Innovator Award

Congratulations to Dr Edward Giles from the Department of Paediatrics who has been awarded the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Innovator Award. Dr Giles was selected by the Foundation's Board of Directors for his research project 'Novel bacteria as therapeutic candidates in Inflammatory Bowel Disease'.

Position vacant - Hudson Institute

Dr Minni Anko (CRH/CCR) is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scientist (RES Level A) for a 12 month full-time contract.

Get metafit and support stomach cancer research at our Precinct

Metafit is a high-intensity interval training workout. It combines strength training and fat burning cardio in a fun and quick routine. It was introduced to Australia by leading fitness coach Daniel Wilson, and sadly in May he died two months after being diagnosed with stomach cancer aged just 37.

Positions vacant - Monash Health

Research activity across Monash Health is growing and the Research Support Services team is expanding to support the breadth of research activity.

Casual Technical Assistant Position

An opportunity has arisen for a casual (1-2 days) Technical Assistant within the Department of Surgery in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. This position will support the research activities of the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre based in Brighton.

Fulbright Specialist Program - EOI

The Fulbright Specialist Program facilitates short-term visits of experienced U.S. academics and professionals to a host institution with the goal of strengthening ties between U.S. and foreign host institutions.

Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund Target Research Platform RFP NOW OPEN

The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund is pleased to release the eighth Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Target Research Platform to support the early-stage discovery and development of novel technologies and approaches for new drugs, vaccines, or diagnostics for malaria, tuberculosis, and Neglected Tropical Diseases listed in the GHIT Intent to Apply form.

SCS investigator grant applicants for 2020

As in previous years, SCS will provide support for applicants for the investigator grants scheme and also other Fellowship schemes. The support offered has been well received in the past.

Publications for 23rd July 2019

Optimizing Resources for Endovascular Clot Retrieval for Acute Ischemic Stroke, a Discrete Event Simulation.
Huang S et al published in Frontiers in Neurology

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures: What Are the Latest Data?
Chandra R V et al published in American Journal of Neuroradiology

Magnetic resonance imaging based assessment of bone microstructure as a non-invasive alternative to histomorphometry in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Sharma A K et al published in Bone