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07 Oct,2016

The Shock of the New: Translating the Potential of Regenerative Medicine Technologies

As published in Australasian Biotechnology, Vol 26 No 3 in October 2016. More than a decade ago, scientists around the world confidently predicted that stem cell research would revolutionise medicine. Enabling legislation followed the technology, as did a dramatic increase in funding that paralleled the public’s impatient expectations. It’s only within the past couple of years […]

07 Sep,2016

Zebrafish may hold key to antibiotic-resistant superbug infection fight

First appeared in the Herald Sun, by Lucie Van Den Berg, 1 September 2016 TEST ALLOWS DOCS TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN VIRAL AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN SIGHT A CHINK in the armour of a deadly superbug has been revealed, providing scientists with a potential new pathway to annihilate the antibiotic-­resistant infection. Using translucent zebrafish infected with glow-in-the-dark bacterial cells, […]

01 Sep,2016

New advisory group launched to advance regenerative medicine

A Regenerative Medicine Advisory Group to be chaired by Silvio Tiziani has been formed by AusBiotech. The Group, comprising 10 members, will provide advice on current and emerging issues and trends facing the regenerative medicine sector in Australia and overseas, improve and engage the sector, generate a clear definition of regenerative medicine and address key advocacy issues.

01 Sep,2016

Regenerate Newsletter – Winter Edition 2016

Here are just some of the highlights for ARMI in 2016: Recipe for tissue repair – ARMI researchers create the “recipe book” for turning skin cells into almost any other cell in the human body New ARMI Director announced – Former Deputy Head of ARMI, Professor Peter Currie, is appointed to the role of ARMI […]

30 Aug,2016

Dr Ramialison awarded Peer Prize for Women in Science

ARMI would like to congratulate Dr Mirana Ramialison on winning the Thinkable inaugural “Peer Prize for Women in Science”. Here, the Ramialison groups research into hacking the genome for junk DNA to tackle childhood heart disease has been recognised. Dr Ramialison is a thought leader in this area, and provides a fantastic role mode to ARMI’s early career […]

17 Aug,2016

In Memory of Eva Erdi

On behalf of the staff and students of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, I would like to extend my condolences on the passing of a long-time supporter of our Institute, Eva Erdi.  Together with her husband Les, Eva showed great philanthropic commitment to the Institute’s research endeavours particularly in the areas of regenerative […]

20 Jul,2016

Peter Currie and muscular dystrophy

You don’t need a clinical understanding of muscular dystrophy to know it is a debilitating disease. While the symptoms and prognoses do differ on an individual basis, MD is characterised by defects in muscle proteins and the death of muscle cells and tissue. For those with the disease, this means that they will suffer from a gradual wasting away of […]

15 Jul,2016

The bare bones of tissue regeneration and immunity with new ARMI group leader, Mikaël Martino

Although European at heart (he is both Swiss and French), Mikaël Martino is happily calling Australia home as he heads a new research group at ARMI. Arriving just a few months ago in April, he has already settled in nicely and set a cracking pace, working alongside the other researchers of the Martino Group. Research Group The research group’s focus […]

10 Jul,2016

Q and A with Rodney Glanville

Rodney Glanville is one of the primary aquarium technicians at ARMI’s FishCore, responsible for such things as fish husbandry, water filtration and pH maintenance. Hello Rodney. You work at ARMI’s FishCore. The facility is one of the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Tell us about the journey you took to get here.  I worked at […]

27 Jun,2016

ARMI Newsletter June 2016

Issue 5 of the ARMI newsletter, Regenerate, is now available for download in the ‘Resources’ section. In this issue: New ARMI Director Announced: Professor Peter Currie to take the lead Wouter Masselink: Reflections on doing a PhD at ARMI Q and A with Rodney Glanville Highlights from 2016 The bare bones of tissue regeneration and immunity with […]