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The Autumn 2018 of the ARMI newsletter, Regenerate, is now available for download in the 'Resources' section. Here are just some of the highlights for ARMI in the first quarter of 2018:

  • The Science of Juggling: Mirana Ramialison on Research and Motherhood
  • To ARMI and Beyond, we wish Hozana Castillo all the best in the years to come
  • Imagine if… ARMI’s Community Partnership Program. It’s time to talk science
  • The Board’s newest addition, Tim Murphy understands the Value of Collaboration
  • A young boy missing the visual centre of his brain retains vision - stunning researchers
  • REGENERATION - an exhibition
  • The ISSCR is coming to Melbourne – and ARMI will be there

Discover what other highlights have emerged and read the diverse range articles in the latest edition of Regenerate.

Bridging the gap between business and research can be a tricky endeavour, often one tackled best by those experienced in both fields. In late 2007, Australia’s Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr, knew this also, relying on his senior advisor to guide him. His advisor, Tim Murphy, was precisely this. He brought with him specialised knowledge and skills in both business and science, the cumulation of an expansive career. Little did we know then, that Tim would be joining us here at ARMI as a member of the Leadership Advisory Board (ARMILAB)

It’s a bittersweet time here at ARMI. Hozana Castillo, a postdoctoral researcher with the Kaslin Group, will be heading home to Brazil after two invigorating years with us. Although we're sad to see her go, we are excited to see her expand her career and move on to new challenges. Joining ARMI in 2016, Hozana has since made Australia her second home, growing strong bonds with fellow members of the Kaslin Group, ARMI and Melbourne.

Life of the female scientist will inevitably incur more career disruptions than that of their male counterparts. For Mirana, her disruption is a tug of war -albeit a good one- between her two loves; science and motherhood. Heading off for six months maternity leave in April, it’s a frantic time for Mirana at ARMI. Juggling the life of a group leader, new mother, a soon to be mother of a second child, lab deadlines, impending maternity leave and (to top it off) a burst pipe at home, Mirana’s got her work cut out for her.

A new publication in Nature Communications from the Merson group at ARMI has further defined the relationship between neuronal activity and the process of myelination, a critical step in the development of the central nervous system and in the maintenance of healthy brain function.

A discovery from the Currie Group at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), recently published in the high-impact journal Cell Reports, has shown a crucial role for TCP-1 ring complex (TRiC) in the formation of skeletal muscle and the hereditary neuromuscular disorder, nemaline myopathy. This work, led by Senior Research Fellow Dr Joachim Berger, provides novel insights into the genetic and molecular intricacies of muscle development.