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19 Nov,2017

A tale of three countries – The ABC Regenerative Medicine and Developmental Biology Symposia

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) had the honour of hosting the inaugural ABC Symposium in October. The symposia are part of a longer-term engagement initiative to strengthen institutional relationships between the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio), University of Campinas (Unicamp, Brazil), University of Chile, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and ARMI. On hosting the first symposia at ARMI, Director of […]

25 Oct,2017

Life science and women in STEMM champion Dr Lusia Guthrie lauded by peers

Each year, the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Industry Excellence Awards are presented at the AusBiotech national conference, recognising the highest achievers in Australian life sciences. From researchers who successfully translate their discoveries to clinical practice, to companies who pioneer the developments of new treatments and reliable diagnostics, these prestigious Awards recognise the leading lights of […]

15 Oct,2017

Passionate and optimistic: Jeannette Hallab representing the Ramialison Group and ARMI at the Lebanese Order of Physicians conference.

In an exciting opportunity, Jeannette Hallab was invited to be a member of the Australian-Lebanese Medical Association (ALMA) health delegation from Australia to Beirut in July 2017. Jeannette Hallab (third from right) meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad El Hariri (seventh and fourth from right respectively). It’s easy to see Jeannette’s […]

06 Sep,2017

Regenerate Newsletter – Spring Edition 2017

The Spring 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 third quarter of 2017: ARMI is proud to announce four of our researchers have received awards  – Ben Cao, Hozana Castillo, Peter Currie and Ziad Julier.  Mark Tuesday, […]

30 Aug,2017

ARMI partners with ReNerve for tissue engineering

ReNerve is a biotechnology startup with tissue engineering technology which has been developed right here in Melbourne. The startup is working with ARMI and its unique laboratory facilities to further develop its technology. Complementary skills David Rhodes, Chief Scientific Officer of ReNerve and a member of the ARMI Leadership Board (ARMILAB), says embedding with ARMI makes sense […]

28 Aug,2017

Communication will help achieve vision

Dr Zita Unger, who sits on the Australian Regenerative Medicine Leadership Advisory Board (ARMILAB), believes communication is the key to fulfilling the vision of ARMI. If you looked beyond the outstanding career of Dr Zita Unger as an evaluator, educator and entrepreneur, you would discover that she is a keen diver with extensive experience in […]

16 Aug,2017

Laslett Group makes inroads with new antibodies to help study stem cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are pluripotent stem cells that can self-renew and have the potential to become any cell type found in the body. Human iPS and ESC cells are fundamental in regenerative medicine research, particularly understanding what makes a cell have this potential and being able to classify […]

12 Aug,2017

A campaign that’s One in a Million

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) launched the One in a Million: Women in STEMM campaign on 1 June to fund scholarships for talented female researchers from around the world to join the ARMI research team. Women that are one in a million ARMI Development Advisor, Peter Dalton, explains the focus of the campaign. “The […]

12 Aug,2017

ARMI people

Exclusive award for optimistic Australian researcher The Nilsson Groups’s Ben Cao was optimistic when he applied for the 2017 Gilead Sciences International Research Scholars Program in Hematology/Oncology, but knew just how competitive it was. He was thrilled to be announced as one of the first Australian researchers to receive the award, which provides funding over 2 years. “The research […]

14 Jun,2017

ARMI to lead research for international company

The Australian branch of Cell Mogrify, a company that drastically reduces the time it takes to reprogram cells, is run by A/Prof Jose Polo, Associate Professor and group leader at ARMI. In 2006, Japanese researchers stunned the world by showing that mature cells could be reprogrammed to become induced pluripotent stem cells, which could then, […]