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Globally, there are only three research institutes that have a dedicated quail facility, with the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University being one of them. ‘ARMI and Monash University have been leaders in founding and supporting this facility,’ said ARMI researcher and head of the facility, Dr Olivier Serralbo. The Frenchman, who has worked with Drosophila, plant and mouse models throughout his 18-year research career, now runs the Monash Transgenic Quail Facility (MTQF) full-time.

In the highest of honours (and to the delight of ARMI), neuroscientist and Group Leader, Associate Professor James Bourne was the recipient of the prestigious NHMRC ‘Marshall and Warren’ Award. Presented last Wednesday night, the award was a recognition of the cutting-edge research the Bourne group is undertaking in comprehending visual brain development. 

The Winter 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:

  • Claude Bernard – Looking back on an inspirational career in immunology
  • From Madrid to New York and now Melbourne: Read about the life and research of Alberto Roselló-Díez, ARMI's newest group leader.
  • How the Merson Group is ‘Kissing Goodbye’ to MS
  • Sonya Walker: Taking Ideas to the Global Community
  • Unlocking the Secrets of Skeletal Muscle Cells
  • ARMI spends a night at St Heliers Gallery
  • Congratulations to Professor Jose Polo
  • Welcome Social Media Ambassadors

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

It was a fight for every square-inch at St Heliers Gallery at the Abbotsford Convent on the Friday night of the 25th of May. In celebration of the works created during the successful Artists in Residence program, ARMI headed to the gallery to see a showcase of regenerative medicine-inspired art. The exhibition, titled Regeneration: An exhibition, was overflowing with scientists, artists and art enthusiasts. Accompanied by a lively band, cheese and wine, the night was a sure-fire success to the delight of ARMI and its curators, Lucy Hersey and Celia Vandestadt.

Over 25,000 Australians suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and with 10 new diagnoses each week and an ageing population, that number is on the rise. Unfortunately, given the relatively few sufferers in comparison to our total population, it’s no surprise that only 4 out of 10 Australians rank MS as a community health priority.

But this perception can be changed, and that’s what makes MS Research Australia’s ‘Kiss Goodbye to MS’ campaign in May so valuable. One proud contributor is ARMI’s own Merson Group, who research potential methods to mitigate the debilitating symptoms of MS. By taking part in the campaign’s launch day event ‘Red Lab Coat Day(on May 1st), they’re aiming to raise funds for further research in the prevention, treatment and, ideally, a cure for MS.

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.