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The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) had the honour of hosting the inaugural ABC Symposium in October. The symposia are part of a longer-term engagement initiative to strengthen institutional relationships between the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio), University of Campinas (Unicamp, Brazil), University of Chile, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and ARMI.

A newly published paper in the prominent science journal ‘Nature Methods’ revealed that human pluripotent stem cells have distinct functional and molecular features when generated through various methods. This discovery, realised by the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institutes (ARMI) Polo Group, offers a new comprehensive study in the field of stem cell research. The findings were led by PhD student Ethan Liu and senior Postdoc Christian Nefzger.

When asked about the Griffith University Discovery Award from Research Australia, Dr. Avnika Ruparelia seemed pretty chuffed. “It’s probably one of my greatest achievements” she beamed. And why wouldn’t it be? Her research into identifying therapies for the treatment of myofibrillar myopathy has earned national recognition through this award. Go Avnika!