5 Sep 2014

Newsletter: Baker IDI Perspectives

The latest edition of Baker IDI Perspectives, which explores some of the challenges and opportunities that the proposed $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund presents, has just been released.

Link: http://www.bakeridi.edu.au/Assets/Files/No008%20Perspectives_FINAL.pdf. Hard copies are available at Baker IDI Reception, 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004.

de Castella Run 2014 raises $80,000 for mental health research

Last week's de Castella run broke its own records,  raising close to $80,000 to help increase awareness and funds for mental health research at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc). Approximately 2,000 people participated.

Mental illness affects the lives of many individuals and their loved ones, and has a major impact on our community and our society, both socially and economically. New treatments are urgently needed and funds raised at this event help support that endeavour.

The money raised will also go towards a PhD scholarship at MAPrc to harness more research into mental health. 

The AMREP research report is now available online

The annual AMREP Research Report is now available online here.

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the research programs conducted by institutions and departments at AMREP. 

AMREP is a leading centre integrating biomedical and clinical research, education and health care. AMREP is a collaborative partnership between Alfred Health, Monash University, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Burnet Institute, La Trobe University and Deakin University.

Food & recipes photos and videos - Prebiotic fibre becomes enjoyable!

Muffins receiving a light sprinkle of
icing sugar
The Department of Gastroenterology's prebiotic diet recipes, pages and videos have proved to be very popular. Since their launch about 4 weeks ago, the web pages have clocked up 43,000 views and the video clips 3,000 views. See video playlist for more.

For more pictures of prebiotic dishes and food types see:

Video playlist for AMREP Honours information night 14 August 2014

A video playlist of the five presenters who spoke at the 2014 AMREP Honours Information Evening last month is now available on YouTube.

Click here to go to the YouTube playlist.

The five presenters' individual clip links:
For those interested in applying for our 2015 Honours program, please click here.

Find out more about Alfred based research - EMCR conference 17 Sept

Alfred site based staff and graduate students will be presenting at the AMREP* EMCR conference on 17 Sept. This is an opportunity to hear about the wide range of medical and public health research undertaken by our Early-Mid Career Researchers at the site. The aim of this conference is to provide a friendly forum for EMCRs to present their work accessibly and to foster collaborations and to bring together researchers located all throughout AMREP. Staff and students are based at Central Clinical School (CCS), School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), Burnet, BakerIDI and elsewhere at AMREP. See details below.

Congratulations on recent CCS PhD completions

Philip Lewis 


Congratulations to Philip Lewis on completing his degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Philip's thesis entitled "Measurement of cerebral autoregulation: clinical, physiological and technical concepts", looked at the brain and its ability to regulate the amount of blood that it receives.

Well done to Mansur Shmela who completed his PhD thesis entitled "Regulation of genomic imprinting at the human 11p15 region". He was based at the BakerIDI institute and was supervised by Christine Gicquel and Assam El-Osta.

Jainxiong Chan

Congratulations to Jianxiong Chan on completing his PhD thesis entitled "The intracellular localisation of ATP13A2 and its possible role in cholesterol and manganese transport". He was based in the Department of Immunology and was supervised by A/Prof Jun-Ping Liu.

Charbel Darido awarded MCCC travel grant

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