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.
Dr Gijs van Soest from the Erasmus University Medical Center, Thorax Center Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Netherlands will present a Raine Lecture entitled: “Imaging of atherosclerosis with light and sound” on 13 October 2016 at 12 pm (followed by a light lunch) at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. All welcome.
Professor Raffaele Dellacà from the Department of Electronics, Informatics and Biomedical Engineering, Milan Politecnico Di Milano, Italy will present a Raine Lecture entitled “Contemporary Measurements of Lung Mechanics – What are they? What do they tell us?” on 2 August 2016 at 1 pm at the UWA School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, Seminar Room 181 (1st Floor, North Building). All welcome.
The Raine administration office has recently completed a roadshow of the five Western Australian Universities and two Research Institutes. The seminar provided an overview of changes to the revised Conditions and, in particular, to the criteria governing applicant eligibility. It also highlighted current partnership programmes between the Raine Foundation and the WA Department of Health; and the BrightSpark Foundation. We announced important dates for each programme and outlined grant assessment processes. We also provided information and instruction on our new website (rainefoundation.org.au) and …
Joining Forces to Improve the Health of Our Children – The BrightSpark Foundation and the Raine Medical Research Foundation, two of the most respected funding bodies of child health research in Western Australia, have joined together in a strategic alliance to strengthen and advance child health research in this State. The Alliance will enhance leadership, strengthen and consolidate the overall funding base and offer more opportunities for all child health researchers across WA.