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ARMI researchers have begun to demonstrate the potential of a new method to treat Parkinson’s disease. The research, led by ARMI and EMBL Australia group leader Dr Harald Janovjak in collaboration with colleagues in Germany and Austria, was published in PLOS Genetics today. “In Parkinson’s disease, and indeed many neurodegenerative diseases, specific and very important […]
At the heart of any lab, or indeed of any research institute, is the people. Research runs on the talents and minds and hands of people, and the intermingling and intellectual friction and exchange of ideas that occur between these people. No-one understands this more than ARMI’s newest Development Engagement Committee member, Robert Papworth. Robert […]
The year 2020 was challenging for many Australian biomedical researchers. COVID-19, lockdowns and capacity limits disrupted lab workflow, but with a few changes implemented at ARMI to keep our staff and students safe, our scientists adapted. Indeed, some of our scientists thrived throughout the year, one of whom was group leader Dr Nadinath Nillegoda. Not […]
The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, marking a decade of cutting edge regenerative medicine research. As you will read throughout this report, 2019 was a year of numerous success stories in research, education and mentoring, industry and international collaboration.
Discovery of Naturally Occurring Protein that could Reverse Severe Muscle Wasting in Disease, Aging and Trauma
An exciting discovery by Monash University scientists may lead to faster recovery from muscle injury and wasting diseases. When we tear a muscle – stem cells within it repair the problem. We can see this occurring not only in severe muscle wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy and in war veterans who survive catastrophic limb […]
2020 has been a challenging year. When anything like an existential threat descends on an organisation or a community, you never quite know where it’s going to lead. But ARMI was extremely good at mutually pulling behind each other, operating to the constraints we had and taking care of each other. We were allowed to, […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic threw every scientist’s conference diary into disarray, ARMI, Monash University and Osaka University were undeterred and forged ahead to hold the 2nd Monash University – Osaka University Symposium on Advanced Biomedical Science virtually last month. While an online event was markedly different from the inaugural meeting in Osaka last year, the […]
ARMI is pleased to welcome Richard Dent to the Development Engagement Committee (DEC)! Currently working as a governance, strategy and leadership specialist with several different organisations, Richard has a rich history in policy, government, civics, business and the not-for-profit sector. Richard has a strong sense of the importance of contributing to the community, an ethos […]
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, ARMI instigated its COVID-safe workplace plan to enable our critical regenerative medicine research to continue. However, this has meant a reduced number of scientists allowed onsite and moving many of our seminars and events online. This has been important in ensuring the health and safety of our staff and students. […]
ARMI would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Giuseppe Lucarelli, who joined Dr Chau Khuong in managing the Master of Biotechnology program earlier this year. While Giuseppe may have joined us during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, he’s been kept busy with the delivery of high-quality content to the Master’s course and supporting the […]