2018 NHMRC success

Posted: 12th December 2018

SVI has received more than $4million to support its research in the 2018 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding round.

“I am immensely proud of our NHMRC success this year,” SVI Director Professor Tom Kay says. “We have world-leading scientists at SVI, and it’s great to see them being recognised for their innovative and collaborative approaches to finding ways to prevent or treat common diseases such as cancer and diabetes.”

Five Project Grants were awarded to SVI researchers Dr Wayne Crismani from the Genome Stability Unit, Dr Kim Loh from the Protein Chemistry & Metabolism Unit (recipient of two grants), Associate Professor Louise Purton from the Stem Cell Regulation Unit and Dr Davis McCarthy, who heads up the newly formed Bioinformatics and Cellular Genomics Unit.

The recently announced grants are in addition to Deputy Director Natalie Sims’ NHMRC Fellowship, announced a few months ago. The Fellowship Scheme provides 5-year grants for salary support to Australia’s leading health and medical researchers.