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11 Feb,2021

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 […]

14 Dec,2020

A Message from the Director

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, […]

09 Dec,2020

Advancing Biomedical Science with Osaka University

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 […]

23 Nov,2020

Richard Dent: Contributing to the Community For Good

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 […]

10 Nov,2020

ARMI Relaxes and Refreshes

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. […]

26 Oct,2020

Dr Giuseppe Lucarelli: Training the Next Generation of Regenerative Medicine Leaders

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 […]

19 Oct,2020

ARMI’s Leaders of Science and Science Communication

Communication is a key aspect of having a career in science. Whether it be presenting research to peers at a conference, explaining projects to one’s grandparents or appealing to the greater public to support research. This very fact has not changed for many decades, but what has changed is how we communicate. Papers and posters […]

21 Sep,2020

Future Fellowship to Develop Innovative Genomic Tools of the Future

New funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) will boost the development of novel genomic tools at ARMI and EMBL Australia. ARMI and EMBL Australia Group leader Dr Harald Janovjak was recently awarded a  prestigious ARC Future Fellowship. This will provide $810,000 over four years to support his group’s work in developing novel genetic methods […]

24 Aug,2020

Duncan Thomson: From Veterinarian Science to the Regenerative Medicine Industry

ARMI is pleased to welcome Duncan Thomson to our Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), where he joins a distinguished list of regenerative medicine and biotechnology experts. Duncan brings a unique breadth and depth of expertise to the IAC, with a career spanning over 25 years and several different countries. With his experience in practice (as a […]

06 Aug,2020

New Grant to Support ARMI Research in Understanding Blindness in Newborns

A grant funded by the Angior Family Foundation has been awarded to ARMI to study Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a group of inherited retinal diseases that are the most common cause of blindness in newborn children. The project will be led by Senior Research Fellow Dr Joachim Berger from the Currie Group. “I would like […]