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05 Oct,2015

The science of Celtic music

Whenever you pass by Eamon Coughlan’s work area, you’re greeted with a variety of stringed musical instruments – a guitar, a mandolin and this oddly shaped wooden gourd.  Eamon is the youngest of six in a family with an Irish background. All of his sisters have been dancing to Irish music for years. Being exposed […]

02 Sep,2015

The illustrated man

Rodney Glanville is one of the primary technicians at FishCore. He attracts a lot of attention and not just because he’s great at his job. Walking around the aquarium at ARMI, it will be hard to miss Rodney Glanville. Rodney is one of the primary aquarium technicians at ARMI’s FishCore, responsible for such things as fish […]

27 Aug,2015

Monash team wins Eureka Prize

It’s billed as the Oscars of Australian Science and last night Monash University researchers ARMI Deputy Director Professor Peter Currie and PhD student Phong Nguyen, from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, together with Dr Georgina Hollway from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have won this year’s Eureka Prize for scientific research. […]

04 Jun,2015

Australian fossil forces rethink on ancestors’ emergence onto land’

The first backboned animals to step out of water and walk on dry land were from Australia, a new study has found. Previously it was thought that the first terrestrial vertebrates were small animals from Scotland. However analysis of a 333 million year old broken bone by researchers from Monash University, Queensland University of Technology […]

01 Jun,2015

ARMI Newsletter June 2015

Issue 3 of the ARMI newsletter, Regenerate, is now available for download in the ‘Resources’ section. In this issue: Regenerating Australian Science Careers From the Editor Professor Peter Currie The Director’s Words  EMBL Australia Executive Director says it like it is ARMI breaking news Backstage Pass at ARMI

20 May,2015

Introducing new open access journal – npj Regenerative Medicine

Nature Publishing Group has partnered with Monash University, Australia to publish npj Regenerative Medicine, a new open access research journal that will explore the potential of organisms to restore and regenerate damaged cells, tissues and organs. The study of regenerative medicine has the potential to help scientists and clinicians devise early-intervention treatments for traumatic injury or […]

05 May,2015

New opportunities for Australian regenerative medicine with US partnership

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University has today announced a new cooperative agreement with US research centre, the Jackson Laboratory (JAX). Under the agreement, the two institutions will establish cooperative programs and activities, exploring opportunities for short and long-term faculty and student exchanges, visits, education and training. Professor John Carroll, Dean of the Faculty […]

23 Apr,2015

Two of the world’s leading regenerative medicine institutes join forces

Australia’s regenerative medicine research efforts are set to strengthen as a result of a new partnership between Monash University and a leading US biomedical research institution. The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University announced today a partnership agreement with the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. The partnership will explore new ways to promote […]

24 Mar,2015

New US position tempts research leader

World-renowned researcher Professor Nadia Rosenthal, founding Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University has accepted a newly created position as Scientific Director of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Maine. ARMI, a joint venture between Monash University and the Victorian Government, was established to build on the University’s existing strengths in biomedical research and […]

23 Mar,2015

Nicholas Plachta moving to A*Star

An expert in biological imaging and embryonic development from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) has announced he will be leaving Monash to join Singapore’s lead scientific agency. Dr Nicolas Plachta joined ARMI as an EMBL Australia Group leader, based at Monash University, in 2011. He will join the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology […]