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New Heart, Exercise and Research Trials lab, powered by partnership with VCCRI
News

September 2023

New Heart, Exercise and Research Trials lab, powered by partnership with VCCRI

Clinician-researcher Associate Professor André La Gerche has been appointed head of the new Heart, Exercise and Research Trials lab.

Dr Irene Gallego Romero
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July 2023

Dr Irene Gallego Romero

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Irene Gallego Romero as Head of SVI’s new Human Genomics and Evolution Laboratory.

For the Love of Science ‘Welcome to the Jade Lantern’
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For the Love of Science ‘Welcome to the Jade Lantern’

SVI's annual For the Love of Science gala dinner raises funds to support our Rising Stars program.

SVI’s 2023 Scholarship Dinner
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SVI’s 2023 Scholarship Dinner

Top-up Scholarships play a vital role in supporting SVI– they relieve financial pressure on our students, provide them with a morale boost and point of pride, and help the Institute recruit the highest-quality candidates.

Battling obesity could be all in the head
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August 2023

Battling obesity could be all in the head

A prestigious ARC Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Kim Loh to continue a project that is investigating whether or not a specific protein in the brain could hold the key to curing obesity once and for all.

A single gene could hold the answer to a number of conditions
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June 2023

A single gene could hold the answer to a number of conditions

Two very talented PhD students have published the results of an impressive research effort into identifying a gene that could hold the key to genetic conditions.

Vic Gov’t funding to help halt the progression of blood cancer
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June 2023

Vic Gov’t funding to help halt the progression of blood cancer

Prof Louise Purton has received Victorian Government funding under their mRNA Research Acceleration Fund to continue her work on finding a cure for blood cell cancer.

Gene editing could mean an end to inherited disease
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June 2023

Gene editing could mean an end to inherited disease

Associate Professor Andrew Deans and his multidisciplinary team have been awarded Victorian Government funding to pioneer the development of RNA-based gene editing technology.

Clinical Trial to explore the use of artificial intelligence in improving breast cancer detection
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May 2023

Clinical Trial to explore the use of artificial intelligence in improving breast cancer detection

A clinical trial is currently being developed to support an Australian-led research study examining the use of artificial intelligence in breast cancer screening to improve the accuracy, efficiency and overall patient experience.

Meet Matty, a Fanconi anaemia warrior!
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May 2023

Meet Matty, a Fanconi anaemia warrior!

Matty was diagnosed with Fanconi anaemia when he was three months old. Read about him and his hero, his Grandmother "Honey".