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22 Feb,2022

Fellowship Awarded to ARMI Scientist to Accelerate the Development of Novel Regenerative Medicine Technologies

ARMI group leader Associate Professor Mikaël Martino has been awarded a coveted Senior Medical Research Fellowship from the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation to develop novel regenerative medicine technologies. This grant will provide $1.25 million over five years to assist the Martino group’s objective of developing novel regeneration methods combining bioengineering and modulation of […]

16 Dec,2021

End of Year Address from the Director, Professor Peter Currie

Despite another year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of tremendous achievement at ARMI. From excellent scientific output to the continued camaraderie amongst ARMI staff and students, ARMI Director of Research Professor Peter Currie reflects on the past year and looks to the future with great optimism. Q: What were your highlights […]

03 Dec,2021

Heart to Heart: ARMI scientists and Lebanese Medical Researchers One Step Closer to Understanding Congenital Heart Disease

For ARMI scientist Jeannette Hallab from the Ramialison group, the Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Genome Project is very close to her heart. Over the past few years, Jeannette has spearheaded this collaborative endeavour. The Ramialison group has undertaken the project at ARMI, with Lebanese clinicians Principle Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr Elie Sawan, who visited ARMI in […]

22 Nov,2021

FAMOUS Program Launches, Bringing Together Australia and Brazilian Scientists

Around 100 medical researchers dialled in from Australia and Brazil for the virtual launch of FAMOUS, the FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) – Monash University Collaboration Seed Program. This exciting new initiative will support new collaborations in the health sciences between research groups in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, and Monash University, emphasising online […]

25 Oct,2021

Patrick Hughes: Bringing Medicine, Art and Science to ARMILAB

Dr Patrick Hughes understands the importance of learning and pursues learning, from French to fly fishing to woodworking, in all its different shapes and forms with great aplomb. This deep appreciation of knowledge, extensive medical background, and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical research make him an exciting new addition to ARMI’s Leadership Advisory Board […]

20 Oct,2021

Sister Cities have Another Successful Symposium

October in the ARMI calendar has become synonymous with the Monash University – Osaka University Joint Symposium on Advanced Biomedical Sciences. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic had once again interfered with this year’s meeting, preventing it from taking place in person. Despite that, researchers enthusiastically jumped online to discuss their work, exchange ideas and strengthen partnerships […]

07 Oct,2021

ARMI Alumni in Australia: Dr Hozana Castillo

It’s been a “round the world” trip for ARMI alumni Dr Hozana Castillo, who first arrived in Australia in 2016 as part of her postdoctoral studies with the Kaslin Group at ARMI. After returning to her native Brazil in 2018, Hozana is once again back in Melbourne and now working in industry to support drug […]

16 Aug,2021

Azelle Hawdon: ARMI’s newest social media ambassador

ARMI student Azelle Hawdon has a keen eye for detail. With her PhD project in the Zenker Group involving using cutting-edge live imaging technologies to understand the underlying mechanisms of embryo development, Azelle spends a lot of time looking down the microscope observing tiny movements in the microtubule cytoskeleton – structures that shape and help […]

12 Jul,2021

Gustavo Duque: From Colombia to Australia and the ABC Network

Expanding the ABC Network has typically seen many talented researchers based in South America join the collaborative cohort. However, the latest addition, Professor Gustavo Duque, a Colombian clinician-researcher who is currently based in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, is a little unique in that he perfectly epitomises the relationships this network aims to strengthen and […]

07 Jun,2021

Brian Hanrahan: Bringing Regenerative Medicine to Market

The latest addition to ARMI’s Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), Brian Hanrahan, has overseen gene and cell therapy projects and developed new diagnostic devices and tissue-engineered products in Australia, the United States and Canada for over 20 years. In late 2020, Brian returned to Australia and joined Planet Innovation as a Business Development Manager and is […]