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.
Harriet Manley, a 22 year old PhD student working at ARMI, is investigating neutrophils in zebrafish to see what makes cells motile as she believes this will help us better understand the immune response. It may also reveal clues as to how cancer cells gain motility and spread through our body.
In 2015, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute built upon solid foundations of excellence, with several key events illustrating the growing maturity of our innovative research and collaborative efforts.