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EMBL Australia Newsletter - July 2018

Newsletters / 13 July 2018

News this quarter:

  • Our ACT Node has launched
  • Can early antibiotic use make vaccination less effective?
  • Life science research to tackle societal challenges
  • InsituNet: An app to analyse spatially resolved gene expression data
  • Travel grant successes: job offers, collaborations and more

And more:

  • Upcoming events
  • Student opportunities
  • Job opportunities
  • Recent publications
  • Get to know Dr Robert Weatheritt

On a wintery Melbourne evening, EMBL Director General Professor Iain Mattaj shared how his institution’s unique model of giving the most talented, ambitious and curious young scientists the freedom to research what they are passionate about has led to ground-breaking scientific discoveries.

The public event at Deakin Edge, Federation Square on 13 June was followed by a candid Q&A.

The Australian National University has joined our Partner Laboratory Network as our first host institute in the ACT.

Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, EMBL Director General Prof Iain Mattaj and EMBL Australia Scientific Head Prof James Whisstock were some of the esteemed speakers to present at the node launch event on 14 June, which was compered by ANU Vice-Chancellor and Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt.

Research led by EMBL Australia Group Leader David Lynn has shown that, in preclinical animal models, antibiotic exposure in infants impairs their immune responses to five important, routine vaccinations that are administered worldwide - including vaccines against meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis and whooping cough. The research was published Cell Host & Microbe.

EMBL Australia Newsletter - March 2018

Newsletters / 26 March 2018

News this quarter:

  • Katharina Gaus honoured with international science award
  • Expanding rings vital for viable embryo
  • Working towards a cure for type 1 diabetes
  • Funding success for research into regenerative medicine and molecular mechanisms
  • EAPS 2017: ‘Overcoming Chaos’ in the best way
  • ​ABACBS 2017 showcases the cutting edge in bioinformatics
  • EMBL Director awarded honorary doctorate from ANU

And more:                                                            

  • Upcoming events
  • Student opportunities
  • Job opportunities
  • Recent publications
  • Get to know Dr Michelle Boyle

An international collaboration jointly led by EMBL Australia Group Leader Dr Maté Biro (hosted at the University of New South Wales Node in Single Molecule Science) and EMBL Australia's first alumnus, Dr Nicolas Plachta of A*STAR in Singapore, has resulted in the discovery of a process during mammalian embryonic development that is critical for early embryos to develop into healthy blastocysts. The research was published in the journal Cell in March 2018.