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Wildely optimistic
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January 2024

Wildely optimistic

In late 2023, Associate Professor Elaine Sanij and SVI’s Christine Martin Fellow, Dr Jian Kang, were awarded two grants by The Barrie Dalgleish Centre for Myeloma and Related Blood Cancers. Read more about how Elaine's work is being supported by someone with the disease Kare Wilde.

New funding to support innovative cancer research
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April 2024

New funding to support innovative cancer research

Associate Professor Elaine Sanij has been awarded a Cancer Australia Ideas Grant for her groundbreaking work on innovative cancer therapies.

Blood cancer breakthrough
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March 2024

Blood cancer breakthrough

The head of SVI's DNA Damage & Cancer Therapy Lab, Associate Professor Elaine Sanij and her collaborators have made a remarkable breakthrough on a new way to potentially treat one of the most common and aggressive forms of blood cancer.

Congratulations to Professor André La Gerche
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February 2024

Congratulations to Professor André La Gerche

Congratulations to André La Gerche on his promotion to Professor.

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Lacorcia
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February 2024

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Lacorcia

Matt has been awarded a JDRF Postdoctoral Fellowship for his work on developing an early diagnostic test for type 1 diabetes.

The heart of it
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October 2023

The heart of it

Congratulations to Associate Professor Jon Oakhill who has been awarded a Heart foundation Vanguard grant to test a potential new drug treatment for a common underlying cause of cardiovascular disease.

A magical night at The Jade Lantern
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November 2023

A magical night at The Jade Lantern

Research from six of SVI’s brightest scientists will be supported in 2024 thanks to the generosity of supporters who attended SVI's recent For the Love of Science event at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

New early diagnostic test for Friedreich ataxia heart disease
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January 2024

New early diagnostic test for Friedreich ataxia heart disease

Associate Professor Shiang (MAX) Lim has been awarded funding to work on the development of a new, non-invasive test to diagnose and monitor heart disease in people with a genetic condition that, up until now, has made diagnosis impossible.

SVI joins in search for new treatments for a deadly disease
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November 2023

SVI joins in search for new treatments for a deadly disease

Associate Professor Jon Oakhill has been awarded NHMRC funding as part of a collaboration with James Cook University and other national and international institutions to advance the management of a deadly disorder causing weakening of the main abdominal artery.

Exhausting study
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January 2024

Exhausting study

In an article published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), A/Prof Bala Krishna Murthy turned this concept of immune exhaustion on its head, to stop immune cells from destroying insulin-producing cells in type 1 diabetes.