Congratulations to 4 members of the Respiratory Medicine Clinical Practice Unit at the Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH, for being selected as finalists in the Young Professional of the Year category of the 2016 SA Health Awards: Dr Kristin Carson, Harshani Jayasinghe, Joep van Agteren and Zoe Kopsaftis are pictured (L-R) with their research group leader Professor Brian Smith. Winners will be announced at the SA Health Awards ceremony on 25 November.
Congratulations to PhD students Bill Liapis (Breast Cancer Research Unit, headed by Prof Andreas Evdokiou), Sven Surikow (Cardiovascular Pathophysiology & Therapeutics Group, headed by Prof John Horowitz) and Dr Abdul Sheikh (Translational Vascular Function Research Collaborative, headed by Prof John Beltrame) for winning awards at the University of Adelaide Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Florey Postgraduate Research Conference, held on Thursday 29th September.
Congratulations to PhD student Katharina Richter, from ENT Surgery at the Basil Hetzel Institute TQEH, for being chosen as the "People's Choice Winner" at the University of Adelaide's 3MT final that was held on Tuesday 13 September. Kati was one of 10 finalists to compete, and the title of her talk was "Bug wars - battlefront biofilms". Each finalist was selected from their respective faculty finals. In 3MT competitions, each student has 3 minutes to explain their PhD thesis, using just one slide. The full live broadcast video can be seen on the University of Adelaide Facebook page (you need to scroll down to see "All videos" and then select the 3 Minute Thesis finals - Kati's video starts at 31min38sec).
Associate Professor Susanna Proudman, Head of Rheumatology Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Professor Peter Hewett, Head of Colorectal Surgery at TQEH each gave seminars outlining current projects in their respective areas of research. Susanna spoke about Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases, with a focus on scleroderma and the development of a new screening test that does not require an echocardiogram. Peter then talked about new techniques and technologies in minimally invasive surgery in colorectal cancer, including a discussion on the potential benefits of robotic surgery. The Hospital Research Foundation is thanked for sponsoring the 2016 series of BHI 'Talking Heads' Seminars.
Dr Amy Holmes, a postdoctoral researcher with the Therapeutics Research Centre based at the BHI, has been short-listed for a Young Researcher Award in the 2016 LUSH prize which supports animal-free testing. 55 projects and scientists from 21 countries now go through to the next round of judging in September. Up to 5 winners of the Young Researcher Award stand to gain £10,000 to further their career in non-animal testing.
BHI researchers Professor Andreas Evdokiou (Breast Cancer Research Unit), Associate Professor Joanne Young (Colorectal Cancer Research Group) and Professor Catherine Hill (Rheumatology Research Group) (L-R in photo) will each talk about their research today on 5AA radio. Their work, and that of all researchers based at the Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is supported by The Hospital Research Foundation - and one of their major fundraisers is the Hospital Research Home Lottery.
Congratulations to PhD student Katharina Richter, from ENT Surgery at the BHI, for being selected as one of two representatives from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences to compete in the 3MT final for the University of Adelaide on Tuesday 13 September. This photo of Kati was taken last weekend when she volunteered at the BHI booth at Science Alive! 2016, an interactive science expo attended by 20,000+ people at the Adelaide Showgrounds.
Congratulations to Dr Kristin Carson (far left of photo) for being selected as a finalist in the "PhD Research Excellence & Early Career STEM Professional" category. Winners of the SA Science Excellence Awards will be announced tomorrow (Friday 12 August) during a "long luncheon" at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This photo of Kris with some of her Clinical Practice Unit colleagues, includes her PhD supervisor Professor Brian Smith (back middle).