Please join us in honouring the late Mary and Joe Raine, whose generosity and commitment to medical research in Western Australia has resulted in the support of nearly 500 researchers and the distribution of more than $50m, since establishment of the Raine Medical Research Foundation in 1957. To celebrate this occasion Professor Ian Frazer, AC will present the Raine 60th Anniversary Oration entitled: Translating research into practice: lessons I’ve learnt. on Tuesday the 2nd of May 2017 at 6 pm. …
2016 marks another fantastic year for the Raine and Healy Medical Research Foundations, with over $2 million in funding allocated to the very best medical and health researchers in Western Australia. Congratulations go to 27 recipients, who were awarded a project Grant, Fellowship, Collaboration Award, publication Prize or Visiting Professorship for 2017. This funding will not only progress the research careers of our brightest medical researchers, but will result in health outcomes that benefit the lives of all.
Professor Carol Brayne is Professor of Public Health Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in the University of Cambridge, and is Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health. Professor Brayne will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Research fit for an Ageing, Challenged and Challenging, Global Society: a Public Health Perspective” on 15 February 2017 at 12 pm at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. All welcome.
Professor Duanqing Pei is a stem cell biologist and serves as the Director General (President) at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH), Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Guangzhou, China. Professor Pei will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Cell Fate Decisions during Somatic Cell Reprogramming” on 9 February 2017 at 12 pm at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. All welcome.
Professor Xiang Gao is the founder of the National Resource Centre for Mutant Mice of China and the Animal Research Centre of Nanjing University. Professor Gao will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Development of mouse models of human disease: Are we there yet?” on 31 January 2017 at 1 pm at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. All welcome.
Congratulations to Dr Gina Ravenscroft and Dr Ruth Thornton who have been acknowledged as leading Western Australian scientists, both receiving a Young Tall Poppy Science Award. The Tall Poppy Awards recognise the outstanding research achievements of young scientists and acknowledge communication of research outcomes to the broader community.
Professor Shulamit Levenberg from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Engineering Vascularised Tissue Constructs” on 8 December 2016 at 12 pm at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. All welcome.
The new zebrafish facility located at the Biomedical Research Facility in Shenton Park is now operational and ready for use by Western Australian researchers. In order to facilitate uptake of this powerful model organism and facility, a practical workshop will be run by visiting world-leading zebrafish experts in November. This workshop will provide hands on experience with a variety of highly applicable techniques.
Dr José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta from the Andalusian Center for Developmental Biology, Spain will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Evolutionary dynamics of regulatory landscapes” on 25 October 2016 at 12 pm at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. All welcome.
Professor Ro Osawa from the Department of Bioresource Science, Kobe University, Japan will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Evaluation of functionality and safety of food components by human intestinal models: Kobe University’s approach” on 19 October 2016 at 1.00 pm (as part of the Microbiome Symposium) at Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley. All welcome.