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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 […]

16 Jun,2016

Regenerate Newsletter – Winter Edition 2017

The Winter 2017 of the ARMI newsletter, Regenerate, is now available for download in the ‘Resources’ section. Here are just some of the highlights for ARMI in the second quarter of 2017: In June 2016, Dr Olivier Serralbo received ARMI’s first shipment of quails – the start of the Monash Transgenic Quail Facility (MTQF) at ARMI. We […]

04 Apr,2016

Innate immune system modulates the regeneration process

Mikaël Martino’s research paper, “Inhibition of IL-1R1/MyD88 signalling promotes mesenchymal stem cell-driven tissue regeneration,” discusses how the innate immune system modulates the regeneration process, focusing, in particular, on injury to bone tissue. See the Resources column to the right to view the full paper as a PDF.

01 Mar,2016

Opinion: You might find my research using monkeys abhorrent, but it could save your life

First appeared in The Guardian, by James Bourne, 1 March 2016 ‘The care and welfare of animals are of paramount concern to every researcher.’ Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian “… and what do you do for a living James?” Before answering this question I can predict a range of responses to my answer. Some people lean forward […]

13 Feb,2016

NPJ Regenerative Medicine – open for submissions

ARMI strives for two key results for our effort: to create new knowledge in stem cell and regenerative research that can improve patients lives, and to share our discoveries with the world. With this in mind, ARMI has teamed up with Nature Publishing Group to publish a new journal: npj Regenerative Medicine, an open access journal, sharing […]

05 Feb,2016

Meet Hakan from Team Berger

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, 5 February 2016 For many PhD students, writing a science review is like a rite of passage into the scientific community. This was no different for Hakan Tarakci, a fresh ARMI PhD student in Prof. Peter Currie’s Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Joe Berger. With Hakan’s scientific curiosity piqued, starting […]