27 Oct 2017

Photo of the week: Senior Australian of the Year Victoria is Prof Paul Zimmet!

Congratulations to Professor Paul Zimmet AO who was awarded Senior Australian of the Year for Victoria last night! L-R: The Hon. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, Professor Paul Zimmet AO and Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau; Prof Zimmet with the award; and the award itself. See more:

What's on at CCS 30 Oct-03 Nov 2017

Professor T. Clark Gamblin is giving
a public lecture 2 Nov on cancers
which predominantly affect men
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page

What's on at CCS 30 Oct-03 Nov 2017

Event reminder: 2 Nov "The forgotten male cancers", Surgery public lecture

Professor T.Clark Gamblin, visiting Fulbright Scholar, is giving
a public lecture 2 Nov 2017 at the Alfred Medical Research and
Education (AMREP) centre. RSVP here for catering purposes
The 2017 Surgery Public Lecture is coming up shortly on Thursday 2 November. Come and hear internationally renowned surgeon, Professor T. Clark Gamblin, on the forgotten but lethal male cancers, including those of the pancreas, liver and oesophagus.

Recent CCS publications: 21-27 Oct 2017

A/Prof Christoph Hagemeyer's group, members of whom have
co-authored a recent study on how in mice a dose of HDL can
reduce damage after a heart attack. Christoph also won an award
for best basic paper in the Alfred Research Week awards, and his
SRO Dr Karen Alt was awarded a MRFF Career Dev. Fellowship
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) 
  • Centre for Obesity Research and Education
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • Surgery 

MRFF grant to boost tumour drug delivery system research

Dr Karen Alt
by Anne Crawford

Dr Karen Alt was last week awarded one of the Federal Government’s inaugural Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grants to progress cutting-edge research into a new method of delivering drugs to cancer tumours.

Dr Alt, Senior Research Fellow at the Central Clinical School’s Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), was awarded $431,000 under the 2017 Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program which supports Australia’s new and up-and-coming research talent. She is one of 13 recipients who have been collectively allocated $5.64 million.

25 Oct 2017

Win for diabetes! Paul Zimmet named 2018 Senior Australian of the Year for Victoria

Prof Paul Zimmet AO named 2018
Senior Australian of the Year Victoria
by Anne Crawford

Professor Paul Zimmet AO, Professor of Diabetes at Monash University, has been named 2018 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year.

Professor Zimmet was one of four Victorian nominees for the honour, which is a category in the Australian of the Year Awards. The other awards are Victorian Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero Award.

Congratulations to Prof Robyn Slattery, CCS Education lead

Prof Robyn Slattery with colleagues at a recent student function
she organised in conjunction with Department of Marketing

Congratulations to Professor Robyn Slattery who has been appointed as the new Director of Undergraduate (non-MBBS) and Post-graduate Education in the Central Clinical School. This appointment aligns with a restructure of our Education group, to provide tailored support to the individual teaching streams (undergrad Human Pathology (HUP) and Immunology; Honours; BMedSc(Hons); Translational PhD).

Congratulations to A/Prof Christoph Hagemeyer & Prof Paul Myles for AMREP Research Prize!

Congratulations to A/Prof Christoph Hagemeyer & Prof Paul Myles for the award of the AMREP Research Prize! There are two categories, clinical and basic, and the prize is awarded annually for the best journal article describing original research.

24 Oct 2017

Image Analysis Workshops FIJI (ImageJ) starting 8 Nov

ImageJ screenshot. Source: Wikipedia
Do you want to learn to analyse and acquire data from your images?

ImageJ is a free, open source analysis program that contains many user-written plugins that make it possible to solve a wide range of image processing and analysis problems. It is recommended that all researchers have a basic understanding of the features of ImageJ.
Monash Micro Imaging (MMI) will be offering a free series of weekly 2-hour courses on the use of this software starting Wednesday 8 November 2017. See details below.

MMI Image of the Year Competition 2017 - closing date for entries 6 Nov

 Monash Micro Imaging (MMI) Image of the Year Competition 2017 seeking entries - closing date 6 November 2017. There are cash prizes for the best 3 entries. and the 13 selected best entries will be featured in the 2018 MMI calendar. 

23 Oct 2017

Welcome to Maria Macuare, CCS Student Services

Ms Maria Macuare, 
CCS undergraduate student
Welcome to Maria Macuare, who is currently assisting the CCS Student Services team with undergraduate student administration. Maria is part of the Flexible Administration Services Team (FAST), deployed to CCS. She is working with Lindy Friswell and Mary Ljubanovic, and her contact details are:
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