Today we remember the beloved PhD candidate, who sadly succumbed to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) on 16 June 2019.News
René, Research Group Leader in the Centre for Muscle Research, has been promoted to Associate Professor.News
Professor Gordon Lynch in the Department of Physiology, tells us why keeping up our daily step count is so important (especially while in isolation)News
The fellowship supports Dr Murphy to conduct research into muscle health with the potential to transform cancer patient outcomes.News
Together we are growing the next generation of biomedical scientists, doctors and health professionals right in the heart of the southern hemisphere’s largest biomedical precinct.News
A new graduate research scholarship for candidates who uphold the qualities Savant epitomised.News
The recognition for being a champion for change also highlights his many years of inspiring others to contribute to, and support, health and medical research.News
If you’ve got a burning question about your physical or mental health, chances are Professor Gordon Lynch, of the Department of Physiology, has answered it on popular radio show Overnights.News
Director of the Centre for Muscle Research, Professor Gordon Lynch in the Dept of Physiology, (School of Biomedical Sciences), has been named a finalist in Research Australia’s Health and Medical Research Awards.News
Tributes flow for the inspirational School of Biomedical Sciences PhD candidate, who was driven to find a cure for his own condition – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.News
Dr James Ryall (Dept. of Physiology) featured on ABC Gippsland’s Saturday Breakfast show to discuss the topic of lab grown meat, a developing field termed “cellular agriculture”, and the role of skeletal muscle stem cells.News
Dr Kate Murphy (Dept. Physiology, Centre for Muscle Research) has led a long-term study on the therapeutic potential of Mas receptor (MasR) activation for cancer and other serious muscle wasting conditions.News
Congratulations to Professor Gordon Lynch (Dept. Physiology) with Dr Kristy Swiderski and Dr René Koopman for their international grant success from the Duchenne Parent Project Netherlands.News
Four research themes underpin the Centre's research projects:
- Engineering & Technologies
The multidisciplinary nature of muscle biology complements a diverse array of disciplines, elective and majors - from biomedicine subjects to summer internships and scholarships.
View the Centre's current opportunities available to undergraduate students.
For current postdoctoral opportunities available within the Centre for Muscle Research (Department of Physiology), please contact the Centre Director, Professor Gordon Lynch.
We engage and work closely with a number of research and industry collaborators.
You can support the work we do within the Centre for Muscle Research.
Who We Are
Established in 2019, the Centre for Muscle research is the central hub of muscle biology at the University of Melbourne.
The Centre’s goal is to advance the University’s capacity for basic, clinical and translational research on skeletal muscle, by actively facilitating world class research and research training on muscle-related diseases and conditions of unmet clinical needs.
Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and leaders at the local, national, and international level, our mission is to:
- translate breakthroughs in muscle biology to industries by enhancing sustainability
- create smart foods to maintain health across the lifespan; and
- tackle muscle disease and inform healthy ageing strategies for Australians as they transition through life.