NHMRC Partnership Project Grant for the PAMICO Project

A National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Project Grant, providing $1,499,233 in fu



SA Science Excellence Awards – Dr Kristin Carson is a finalist

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).


Visit the BHI booth at Science Alive! this weekend

Science Alive! 2016 is being held at the Adelaide Showgrounds in Wayville this weekend (from 9-5pm Saturday and Sunday). The BHI booth allows you to test your surgical skills using the laparoscopic surgery simulators (on loan from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), and use spirometers to measure your lung volume. Do this while finding out about some of the research being undertaken at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Visit sciencealivesa.org.au for more information and buy your tickets online to avoid queues (kids are free).

Associate Professor Wendy Ingman receives an award from the University of Adelaide

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".

ASMR Gala Dinner: THRF sponsors 10 BHI students to attend

Last night, 10 PhD students from the Basil Hetzel Institute attended the ASMR Gala Dinner at the Adelaide Pavilion thanks to sponsorship from The Hospital Research Foundation, who are also sponsoring ASMR Medical Research Week (June 2-10). Many of these students, together with additional BHI postgraduate students, are presenting the results of their research at the ASMR SA Scientific Meeting at the Adelaide Convention Centre tomorrow.

Professor PJ Wormald and the phage therapy trial targeted at antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”

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]

PhD student Cher-Rin Chong is flying off to Oxford for a prestigious post-doc!

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.

PhD student Dijana Miljkovic’s research in ‘The Lead’ article

An article about BHI PhD student Dijana Miljkovic's research (from the ENT Surgery research group, led by Professor PJ Wormald) was published in The Lead yesterday.

Dr Basil Hetzel AC one of 5 prominent nonagenarians to welcome the Queen into their exclusive club!

Dr Basil Hetzel AC, after whom the BHI is named, is one of 5 prominent nonagenarians to welcome the Queen into their exclusive Nonagenarian Club. Read the full story in The Advertiser. Photo: Matt Turner.