The 25th Anniversary of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital's annual Research Day was a great success, with excellent presentations by all student speakers and a thought-provoking and engaging talk from CEO of the NHMRC by Professor Anne Kelso AO. Anne summarised the state of medical research in Australia, the current NHMRC Strategic Review, and briefly spoke of the benefits that should eventuate from the Medical Research Future Fund. She also offered some words of wisdom to current postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers considering a research career. We thank our major sponsors of the day, The Hospital Research Foundation, and other sponsors: The University of Adelaide, The University of South Australia, Southern Cross Science Pty Ltd, SARSTEDT Australia Pty Ltd, John Morris Group, VWR International Pty Ltd, ThermoFisher Scientific Inc., Beckmann Coulter, Eppendorf, Merck and Lonza/Peprotech. Visit TQEH Research Day for names of prize winners. For more photos please visit the BHI Facebook page.
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.