Research News

Fantastic work continues from our researchers being recognised in the news for their published work. To name a few:

- Professor Heather Young, her lab colleagues and collaborators
- Professor Andrew Allen
- Ronelle Welton
- Shane Liddelow
- Professors Daniel Hoyer, Alastair Stewart and Dr David Williams
- Microbiome Symposium

6/02 Young Laboratory paper accepted for publication in Gastoenterology

The paper was the result of a collaboration between staff from the Departments of Anatomy & Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, and colleagues from the Florey Institute.  Lincon Stamp (from Professor Heather Young's laboratory) was the first author in the study.

7/02 Allen Laboratory paper accepted for publication in Cell Metabolism

Professor Andrew Allen (Department of Physiology) and his colleague Dr Clement Menuet were lead coauthors of the publication in the prestigious journal, Cell Metabolism.

8/02 Dr Russell Howard inaugural awardee of the Grimwade Medal for Biochemistry

The Grimwade Medal for Biochemistry, funded by the Russell and Mab Grimwade Miegunyah Fund, is used to promote the discipline of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne.

10/02 Department of Physiology researchers achieve great success in grant funding outcomes for 2017

The Department together with its collaborators, was successful in obtaining competitive project grant funding from the NHMRC, ARC, DART, the Cancer Council of Victoria and HIH.


Australian injury trends from venomous bites and stings over 13 years 

Ronelle Welton, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, featured academic in Pursuit article.

There was a great deal of media interest following publication of Dr Ronelle Welton and Professor Danny Hoyer's study in the Internal Medicine Journal. Subsequently by the end of February, there had been two television interviews which were syndicated to 45 stations nationwide, 30 radio interviews, 12 print newspaper articles and 199 online mentions. 


Shane Liddelow & colleagues paper published in 26 January issue of Nature

Shane, previously a postgraduate student in Professor Norman Saunders' lab in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, is currently at the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University.

16/03Saving, changing and repairing lives

The work of Professors Daniel Hoyer, Alastair Steward and Dr David Williams of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics was showcased in a recent edition of the online open assess journal Impact.

SBS Research Committee Microbiome Symposium

@ Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, Melbourne Brain Centre, 30 Royal Parade, University of Melbourne

A spotlight on multidisciplinary research into microbiome in health and disease - from the bench to bedside. Join us for an overview on leading international and national research into preclinical, engineering and clinical applications and the future directions and benefits of understanding the role of the microbiome in health.

The event was a great success and very well very received by over 200 in attendance.  Thank you to the Convenors,  Dr Elisa Hill, Dr Gabrielle Belz and A/Prof Ashley Franks and the Speakers Prof Tor Savidge - Baylor College of Medicine, USA; Prof Margaret Morris - UNSW, Gabrielle Belz -WEHI, Ashley Franks - La Trobe, L Harrison - WEHI, Aaron Jex - WEHI, Kat Holt - UoM, Seth Masters - WEHI, Charles Mackay - Monash, Daniela Grando - RMIT, Dieter Bulach - Doherty, Sammy Bedoui - UoM, and Amy Loughman - RMIT.