Associate Professor Wendy Ingman, who leads the Breast Biology and Cancer Unit at the BHI, has received a 2016 Women's Research Excellence Award in "recognition of her outstanding achievements as an established researcher". These awards were established by the University of Adelaide in 2015 to "recognise, celebrate and promote academic women's research excellence".
Today Tonight screened a story "Unstoppable superbugs - how Adelaide is leading the race to save humanity" on Thursday 2 June. Professor PJ Wormald and one of his patients, Martin Darling, discuss the world-first "phage therapy" trial and the process involved for progressing their research. The Today Tonight story expanded on the research being undertaken in Adelaide following an episode of ABC's Catalyst program that went to air on April 19. [photo: Dr Mian Ooi, with TT crew]
Cher-Rin Chong leaves for Oxford, England, on May 30, having been awarded the prestigious Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowship in 2015. Cher-Rin submitted her PhD thesis for research completed under the supervision of Professor John Horowitz and Associate Professor Betty Sallustio at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH. A story about her work can be found on The Hospital Research Foundation website. At the University of Oxford Cher-Rin will work with Professor Kieran Clarke and her research group in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.
The Hospital Research Foundation has announced the successful recipients of the 2016 Grant Funding round. These recipients are based at the Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH). Congratulations to Dr Isuru Ranasinghe, Professor John Beltrame, Professor Eric Gowans and Associate Professor Wendy Ingman who each receive $100,000.
Khamis Tomusange is a PhD student in the Virology Laboratory at the BHI. A story about him and his motivation for finding a cure for HIV was featured on ABC online yesterday. Khamis is supported by an international scholarship from The Hospital Research Foundation, which also had a story about his research last week.