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Connie Jackaman and Virginie Lam – EMCR Champions!

I am delighted to announce that Connie Jackaman and Virginie Lam have been appointed as members of the inaugural Curtin EMCR Network Steering Committee.

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Funding to apply immunology research for insights into muscle disease

The JAIN Foundation funds basic and translational research focused on understanding and curing dysferlinopathy. JAIN has awarded CHIRI researcher Dr Connie Jackaman, in collaboration with Dr Hannah Radley (also CHIRI) and Prof Miranda Grounds (UWA), with funding of $159,089 for immune-based research into this form of muscle disease. Connie, a mid-career research fellow with CHIRI and Curtin […]

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Early detection of liver cancer the goal for CHIRI’s newest research fellow

Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) researcher Dr Rodrigo Carlessi, from Curtin University’s Medical School, has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Cancer Council WA for research to help predict liver cancer at its unseen stages. Supported for three years with funding totalling $225,000, Rodrigo will progress a research project he is leading at CHIRI, […]

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Curtin Alzheimer’s research project awarded NHMRC funding

New opportunities for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease will be further explored at Curtin-CHIRI, with our Director, Professor John Mamo, and his team receiving a $637K Ideas Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Announced by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, the support will enable the team to further explore a […]

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Innovative by name and by nature

A team including Curtin-CHIRI researchers Hani Al-Salami, Armin Mooranian and Daniel Brown just crowned overall winners of the Curtin University 2020 Curtinnovation Awards for their development of a new gel formula treatment that helps improve outcomes for people with hearing loss. CHIRI’s Josh Ravensdale was also recognised in the Science and Engineering category. Congratulations to […]

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State-of-the-art technologies moving in have research capabilities moving up

The highly anticipated commissioning of a $1.2 million super-rapid speed confocal microscopy suite at the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) is a step closer this week with the slide scanner component of the technology now installed (watch a short video here). Funded principally through the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) […]

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Applying the lotus-effect to liver cancer research

Just like the liver functions to detoxify the body, the self-cleaning abilities of the lotus flower, known as ‘the lotus-effect’, are a symbol of long life and health. The inaugural recipient of the Lions-Lotus PhD scholarship, Nathan Main, is aiming to improve both the lives and health of chronic liver disease patients through his research […]

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Funds to help bring role of biometals in diabetes to light

Congratulations to Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) diabetes researcher Dr Gae Ellison, from Curtin University’s School of Molecular and Life Sciences, who has received a $10,000 Early Career Researcher Grant from the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE). Gae’s achievement comes with an opportunity to carry out postdoctoral research in collaboration with […]

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Putting the ‘pro’ in protein

As Western Australia’s research community gathered for the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Perth Protein Group (PPG) in Albany this month, several of the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) team were on hand to contribute their expertise and to celebrate an award-winning presentation by one of our students. CHIRI Masters student Aleshanee Paxman […]

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CHIRI researcher named tall poppy

A big and tall congratulations to CHIRI researcher Associate Professor Nina Tirnitz-Parker, who has received a 2020 Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS). Nina, from Curtin University’s School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, is a liver cancer researcher chosen for the award for both her achievements in […]

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