Robin has been at ARMI for around four years now and says that the things he enjoys most are the diverse range of research being conducted there and the dynamic and enthusiastic nature of the scientific environment, probably owing to the high number of junior group leaders, including himself.
The latest addition to the ARMI family is Toby Merson. He and his team joined the Institute in early October and will principally be involved in research that may further our understanding of multiple sclerosis.
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 that we have finally started to see the vanguard of this regenerative movement begin to be realised – what began as a trickle of clinical trials has now become a steady stream around the globe.
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.
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 researchers.
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.