Monday, 23 January 2017

3MT presentation - Sivanjah Indumathy presents her research on immune cells

Faculty internal funding schemes results

The results of the 2017 Strategic Grants Scheme (SGS) and the Honour Roll of Grant Review Panel members are available here.

The Faculty acknowledges the important contribution of researchers as GRP members.

The 35.6% success rate for SGS 2017 is up from 33.1% for SGS 2016. A total of $1.43M was awarded across 146 projects in four categories: Strategic Project Grant (SPG), Early Career Development (ECD), Platform Access Grant (PAG), and Joint Medicine Pharmacy (JMP).
This year, the Joint Arts Medicine (JAM), a new category, was introduced under the Joint Arts-Medicine Interdisciplinary Research Scheme. The results are available here.
Outcomes for the Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017 (Round 1) are available here.

Outcomes for the Senior Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017 are available here.

Update on MHTP Flow Cytometry Facilities

Michael Thomson has recently commenced as Manager of our MHTP Flow Cytometry research facility. Prior to commencing at MHTP, Michael was Manager of the Flow Cytometry Facility at St Vincent's Institute for several years, which followed being Assistant Manager in the Flow Cytometry Posistion at the Burnet Institute. 

Our MHTP Flow Cytometry facility is also going through the transition of becoming the first Node of Monash Flowcore. It will soon be relocating and operational on the Technologies Platform  Floor - Level 4 of the TRF building. This is anticipated to be finalised by the beginning of April 2017. The new Platform will house a new  5-Laser 18-Parameter BD FACS Aria Fusion Cell Sorter in a Class II Baker Hood, and a 5-Laser 18-Parameter BD Fortessa X-20 Analyser. These new instruments will be in addition to the facilities existing - MoFlow XDP Cell Sorter and BD Canto-II Analyser. 

At present, booking instruments is via the exisiting processes, however we will transition to the ARIN booking system once the Node has commenced. This is the system currently used by Monash Flowcore on the University Campus, Histology, Medical Genomics, etc. 

Details of the MHTP Flowcore operation and bookings transition will be confirmed in the near future.
Introductory Seminars we will also be held to assist with the transition .

Michael looks forward to supporting you with Flow Cytometry questions, discussing projects or providing advice to support your research and can be contracted via 

We hope you will take the opportunity to meet our new Platform manager soon.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any further queries.

Superbug fighting antibiotics

Throughout 2016 Associate Professor Max Cryle  and his collaborators, from the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, have used published molecular structures of antibiotic resistant golden staph (Staphylococcus aureus), to see how we might overcome the resistance with new super-antibiotics.
Read more.

NHMRC equipment grant facilitates leading research into human cognitive function

The Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN), in conjunction with Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI), Monash Physiology / the Biomedical Discovery Institute (BDI), MAPrc, Monash University’s School of Clinical Sciences and Central Clinical School, and Behaviour Works, has been awarded a $130,000 NHMRC standard equipment grant towards the purchase of equipment to develop a “portable neurophysiological assessment suite”.
Read more.

Invitation from Head of School - Please join us for a Welcome Back Sausage Sizzle (joint SCSMH & Hudson event) Tuesday 31 January

Please click on the image below to register, for catering purposes

PhD mid-candidature review - Rashid Aldahhan

Presenation Date, Time Venue: 25 January 2017, 10.30am, Seminar Room (RC18) level 4, block E, MMC.
Student Name: Rashid Aldahhan
Presentation Title: Understanding the mechanisms involved in heat damage of testicular function in the rat.
Synopsis: This project aims to study the time-course of the response of the rat testis to heat and to determine the mechanisms by which the seminiferous tubules communicate with the intertubular compartment of the testis. It also investigates the potential role of activins, inhibins and follistatin in this intercompartmental dialogue.
Supervisors:  Associate Prof Mark Hedger and Prof David de Kretser 
Panel chair: Associate Professor Elizabeth Algar
Independent assessors: Professor Kate Loveland and Associate Professor Peter Temple-Smith