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News: 08th September 2020

Our Spring 2020 Newsletter provides some relief from the recent cloudy skies we've experienced due to both the tail end of winter and the pandemic. We hope you'll find it to be a refreshing...

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News: 07th September 2020

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Carl Walkley appointed Professor

News: 01st September 2020

Carl Walkley, Head of SVI’s Cancer & RNA Biology Laboratory, has been appointed an honorary Professor by the University of Melbourne.

“Carl is a leader the field of RNA regulation. His work...

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Virtual Student Open Day 2020

Event: 24th September 2020

Learn about SVI’s exciting career opportunities during our Virtual Student Open Day on Thursday 24th September from 4-6pm.

SVI provides prospective Honours, Masters and PhD students with...

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2020 TJ Martin Medal Winner announced

News: 03rd August 2020

Congratulations to former SVI PhD student Winnie Tan, who has been awarded the 2020 TJ Martin Medal.

Named in honour of former SVI Director, Professor Jack Martin, the medal is awarded...

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Natalie Sims receives Paula Stern Achievement Award

News: 20th July 2020

We are proud to announce that SVI Deputy Director Professor Natalie Sims has been awarded the prestigious Paula Stern Award by The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)....Read more


News: 15th July 2020

Like many scientists, researchers in SVI’s National Serology Reference Laboratory speak a dialect of their own. 
Their vocabulary, usually hard to follow if you are not fully immersed in...

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Mysteries of the microglia

News: 15th July 2020

The existence of the blood-brain barrier was long seen as proof of the brain being off limits to the immune system. 
The dense constellation of cells that form the barrier was thought to...

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Spotting breast cancer with artificial intelligence

News: 15th July 2020

Having a mammogram can be painfully unpleasant. 
After the uncomfortable experience comes the anxious wait for a result to be returned. 
In that time – about 2 weeks in Australia – the...

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Buried alive

News: 14th July 2020

Bone is made by cells called osteoblasts. 
As they secrete the components that make up bone, some osteoblasts become encased within the hard bone matrix – buried alive – and the resulting...

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