THRF announce $2.7 million of funding to BHI and TQEH

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) has announced the recipients of their 2017 Grant Funding Round for the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH). THRF have allocated $2.7 million for research that will be undertaken at the BHI, TQEH, their largest grant round allocation to date at these facilities. The 11 grants and fellowships include "The Basil Hetzel Translational Grant", named in honour of Dr Basil Hetzel AC. This new grant is designed to support high community impact, “shovel ready” projects that have a high likelihood of translating into improved therapy, care or cure within 3 years from the start of the grant. For more information about the recipients of this funding and their research projects, please visit The Hospital Research Foundation's website.

Congratulations to two BHI researchers for winning Virology Conference Awards

Two members of Professor Eric Gowan's Virology Group at the BHI received awards at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research (ACH2). Dr Dan Wijesundara, an Early Career Research Fellow funded by The Hospital Research Foundation, received The Westmead Institute for Medical Research Young Achiever Award (HIV; value $500) while Makutiro Masavuli, a PhD student at the University of Adelaide, received the domestic travel award to attend an Australian conference (value $1000). Photo: L-R, Dan and Mak.

SBS TV’s Insight ‘Gut Feeling’ with TQEH Gastroenterologist Dr Sam Costello

Watch SBS TV's Insight show on Gut Feeling that aired last night and featured Dr Sam Costello, TQEH Gastroenterologist and BHI researcher, together with Dr Michael Mosley (BBC television journalist, producer and presenter) who is visiting Adelaide this week.

Dr Bill Panagopoulos is a finalist in the ASMR Ross Wishart Memorial Award

Congratulations to Dr Bill Panagopoulos, from the Breast Cancer Research Unit at the Basil Hetzel Institute, for being selected as one of four finalists in the Ross Wishart Memorial Award which will be presented tomorrow at the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) meeting in Adelaide. Last night, Bill, together with the three other finalists, gave short presentations about their research to those attending the ASMR Gala Dinner which was held at the Adelaide Pavilion. A table of 10 postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers from the Basil Hetzel Institute attended the dinner thanks to generous sponsorship from The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF). These ASMR events take place in Adelaide during Medical Research Week which is celebrated in the first week of June..