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CCTRM Annual Symposium

By Kerrie Collier 5 April 2017 Events News Special guests Comments off

Centre for Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine Annual Research Symposium
12th April 2017 – 8.45am-5.00pm, Curtin University, Building 213, Room 104
For further information, please select the links below:

CCTRM Plenary Speakers Program

CHIRI People – Dr Evelyne Deplazes

By Kerrie Collier 31 March 2017 Announcements News Comments off

Evelyne_deplazes_hr_croppedPlease congratulate Dr Evelyne Deplazes on her $32,000 early career grant award from the Cancer Council WA.  An article published today in The West Australian  can be seen here: Read more…

International Day of Immunology Events

By Kerrie Collier 27 March 2017 Events News Comments off

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To celebrate the International Day of Immunology CHIRI is hosting the following events:
2nd Annual Immunology-Themed Soccer Match
Thursday, 27 April, 3.00pm-5.30pm, Curtin University
Contact Waheed: to join a team!  Prizes on offer to the winning team sponsored by the ASI WA branch.
Day of Immunology Morning Tea
Friday 28 April, 10:30am, CHIRI B305 staff room
Bring along your best immunology-themed design to win a prize sponsored by the ASI WA branch!

If you have any queries please feel free to contact

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Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation visit to CHIRI

By Kerrie Collier 24 March 2017 News Special guests Comments off

Avner Pancreatic Cancer FoundationAvner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Director, Caroline Kelly visited Curtin Innovation Research Institute at Curtin University on Friday 24th March 2017 to meet the research group recipient of one of the 2016 Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Accelerator Grants. Read more…

CCTRM Annual Research Symposium

By Kerrie Collier 24 March 2017 Events Special guests Comments off

On behalf of the organising committee we are pleased to announce that this year’s CCTRM Annual Research Symposium will be hosted by Curtin University on 12th April 2017, venue: Tim Winton Theatre, Building 213.104:LT, Curtin University.

Confirmed Invited keynote speakers include Professor Andrew Elefanty, Professor David Becker and Professor Geoffrey Laurent.

Attendance at the symposium is free but for catering purposes please RSVP to by Monday 3rd April 2017.

Please come and join us and find out more about Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine studies underway in WA.

CHIRI Seminar Series – 6/4/2017 – Building 405.201:LT

By Kerrie Collier 24 March 2017 Events News Special guests Comments off

The next seminar in the CHIRI Seminar series is Thursday, 6th April at 1.00pm, presented by A/Prof Julian Heng from the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute.  The title of is talk is “Interpreting the architecture of genetic mutations in brain developmental disorders and early onset neurodegeneration”.  A light lunch will be provided from 12.15pm onwards in room 305:139 (CHIRI Staff Room).

Please feel free to forward to colleagues/students who may be interested in this seminar.

CHIRI People – Rob Steuart

By Kerrie Collier 24 March 2017 News Comments off

Steuart, Rob3Dr Rob Steuart, CHIRI’s Facility has been invited to be part of a delegation of researchers from the soon to be formed Australian Metabolomic Phenotyping Centre at Murdoch University.  They will travel to Imperial College in London next week to visit the National Phenome Centre.

The National Phenome Centre is the world leader in large scale phenotyping studies and is supported by the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research. The National Phenome Centre is one of the founders of the International Phenome Centre Network, which the Australian Metabolomic Phenotyping Centre will be a member of. 

Upon returning from the UK, Rob has been invited to speak at and chair the 2017 Research Facility Design and Construction Conference in Sydney Australia.  This is the second time that Rob has been asked to speak at and chair this annual conference, which brings together research facility managers, university properties staff, architects, laboratory designers and consultants to talk about issues and solutions in research facility management and design.

CHIRI Microscopy

By Kerrie Collier 24 March 2017 Facilities Technology Comments off

Ultraview confocal microscope: the facility has recently upgraded the 405nm and 561nm lasers. With installation all lasers were optimised and this has greatly improved the instrument capabilities. Please note previous laser power settings may need to be adjusted for the system. If you have any questions or need help with setup with the new lasers please feel free to contact Connie Jackaman.

Image of the Month: We are starting up again with Image of the Month, leading to a prize for best image at the end of the year!

If you would also like to submit an image for this round, please send through by COB Friday 31st March  to Connie Jackaman or can drop by the office (305.106) with it on USB and include a sentence or two lay description. Any type of techniques or images generated in the facility are welcome!

Welcome to CHIRI – Dr. Matthew Albrecht

By Kerrie Collier 2 March 2017 Announcements News Comments off

2017-02-24 09.19.41Please welcome Dr Matthew Albrecht, an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow who extends CHIRI’s expertise in preclinical and clinical neurological disorders theme. Matthew graduated from his PhD (Pharmacology, UWA) in 2012 studying the effects of dexamphetamine on electrophysiology, phenomenology, and behaviour associated with schizophrenia in human subjects.  Read more…

CHIRI/Sarich – new appointments

By Kerrie Collier 24 February 2017 Announcements News Comments off

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Please welcome two recent outstanding research appointments, Professor Melinda (Lindy) Fitzgerald and Associate Professor Julian Heng. Lindy and Julian will be physically located at the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute, but are fully affiliated with the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI).

Lindy and Julian add significant capacity to the Neurological research pillar within CHIRI and our ViNC themes.  They are keen to engage with the CHIRI research community through collaborative research, student supervision, involvement in research symposia and provision of guest lectures. They will both present their research through the CHIRI seminar series in the near future, but a short biography describing their research can be found by selecting ‘read more’ below. CHIRI will be providing full service assistance to Lindy and Julian with respect to laboratory management and research activities. Read more…

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