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New funding brings medical discovery to life

News: 12th May 2022

SVI is excited to have secured a $2.5 million grant through The Ian Potter Foundation to support the Aikenhead Centre for Medical ​Discovery (ACMD). SVI is one of nine partners in the ACMD, a...

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Immunotherapy explained

News: 12th April 2022

The human immune system works every minute of every day to keep the body healthy – through constant monitoring, and by tracking and destroying pathogens, such as disease-causing bacteria and...

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Diversity is in the DNA

News: 11th April 2022

Bioinformatician and PhD student Neke Ibeh has a vision for a world where all people, regardless of their background, can equally benefit from cutting-edge advances in genomic medicine. 


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Creating new models to understand disease

News: 11th April 2022

Dr Julian Vivian joined SVI earlier this year, to head the newly established Structural Immunology Laboratory. 

Julian’s expertise is in protein chemistry, with a research focus touching on...

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Philanthropy fuels gene editing endeavour

News: 11th April 2022

“Genetic disorders have a serious effect on the quality of life and life-expectancy of children,” says Dr Astrid Glaser. “Finding new ways to treat these conditions will have a profound...

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International award for blood cell researcher

News: 30th March 2022

Professor Louise Purton has been named recipient of the prestigious McCulloch & Till Award from the International Society for Experimental Hematology (ISEH) – the first Australian woman and...

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Lucky 13! SVI’s Charity Golf Day delivers

News: 23rd March 2022

The planets aligned and the weather co-operated to make SVI’s 13th Charity Golf Day a winner last Friday. 

More than $180,000 was raised – a new record for the event. We thank the many...

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New focus on people with higher cancer risk

News: 16th March 2022

A prestigious Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) Fellowship has been awarded to Associate Professor Wayne Crismani to support research focused on people at increased risk of developing cancer.

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SVI celebrates Diabetes Australia DARP grants

News: 24th February 2022

Three SVI scientists have received funding from the 2022 Diabetes Australia Research Program to support their innovative type 1 and type 2 diabetes research projects. 

“Each year, the most...

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Insight into DNA repair offers cancer hope

News: 09th February 2022

Research recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), led by SVI’s Associate Professor Andrew Deans, sheds new light on the role of key genes involved in...

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