Please refer to The Hospital Research Foundation website for media exposure of Basil Hetzel Institute researchers.

National Finalist Young Australian of the Year 2015

Kristin Carson - Basil Hetzel Institute - November 2014


Scraping through Year 12 with barely a pass, Kristin Carson was unable to study science at university.  Undeterred, Kristin studied at TAFE while working multiple jobs as a research assistant. She is now working hard to complete her PhD in medicine and Kristin is now one of the youngest senior medical research scientists at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  In the past five years, Kristin has produced 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 250 media citations, contributing to patient care, policy and practice both locally and internationally.  With a specific interest in respiratory illnesses, Kristin’s research into patient self-management of asthma has been acknowledged and applied internationally.  Kristin combines the theoretical with the practical, building a collaborative relationship with the Port Adelaide Football Club to roll out a program that encourages children to embrace healthy lifestyles.  Passionate about the role of science in society, Kristin actively mentors and encourages the next generation of scientists.

Kristin Carson wins Premier's Channel 9 Young Achiever Award

April 2014

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Kristin Carson, Basil Hetzel Institute senior research scientist and PhD candidate within the Clinical Practice Unit (the research branch of Respiratory Medicine) won both the prestigious 2014 Premier's Channel 9 Young Achiever of the Year and the University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences, Science and Technology Award at the Channel 9 SA Young Achiever Awards Gala Presentation on Saturday 29 March at the Hilton hotel.

For more information about Kristin’s awards go to:

Breakthrough in HIV and Hep C vaccine research

March 2014

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Plans for a new type of DNA vaccine to protect against the deadly HIV and Hepatitis C viruses have taken an important step forward, with University of Adelaide researchers applying for a patent based on groundbreaking new research.

Professor Eric Gowans from the University's Discipline of Surgery, based at the Basil Hetzel Institute at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, has submitted a patent application for what he describes as a relatively simple but effective technique to stimulate the body's immune system response, thereby helping to deliver the vaccine.

Read the full press release below

 140325 HIV HCV vaccine RELEASE.pdf

Archived News Stories from 2012

To read all the Basil Hetzel Institute news highlights from 2012 click on the pdf file below.

 BHI web news archive 2012.pdf

Archived News Stories from 2011

To read all the Basil Hetzel Institute news highlights from 2011 click on the pdf file below.

 BHI web news archive 2011.pdf

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