Good news from Cartherics

Doctoral student Anisha Balachandran has submitted her thesis with compliments all-round

By Leigh Dayton

Image from Left to right : Dr Richard Boyd (Supervisor), Anisha Balachandran, Dr Nick Boyd (Co-Supervisor).

She joined the Cartherics Cooperative Research Centre (CRC-P) PhD Program two years ago with a top reputation. Now, Anisha Balachandran is garnering even more kudos for the quality […]

2020-03-25T07:27:34+00:00March 25th, 2020|

Cartherics develops people as well as ideas

Three cheers for PhD student Rasa Islam

By Leigh Dayton, Cartherics Communication Advisor

She started last March and now Cartherics’ first full-time PhD student has passed a significant milestone with style.  Rasa Islam has successfully presented and defended her year-one work – turning stem cells into effective natural killer cells.

“I’m really pleased”, says Islam who confesses to being […]

2020-03-20T06:52:07+00:00March 20th, 2020|

Cartherics welcomes a new team member with a sigh of relief ……

By Leigh Dayton

When she started in January, the word spread rapidly. Publications Officer Aleta Pupovac was hired to use her passion for language, reading and writing to help her colleagues tackle the burden of preparing papers, grants, reports and the seemingly endless regulatory obligations of scientific innovation.

“My role is to liaise with the scientists who […]

2020-03-10T23:21:58+00:00March 10th, 2020|

Eradicate Cancer Conference POSTPONED

The increasing number of travel bans instigated by universities, hospitals and businesses caused by COVID 19 fears has unfortunately left the organisers with little option but to postpone the Eradicate Cancer meeting originally scheduled to commence next Wednesday 25 March 2020.

In the face of a compromised conference experience with the international speakers, and now many national speakers as […]

2020-03-10T04:47:31+00:00March 10th, 2020|

Cartherics makes homework fun

Research Fellow Nicholas Boyd shows the lab to the Fitzroy Homework Club.

It was a big pleasure to be involved recently with some aspiring young students from Fitzroy Homework Club. The opportunity was a workshop on Advanced Immunotherapy and a laboratory tour run at Cartherics 19 December 2019.

I feel lucky to work here at Cartherics, there […]

2020-03-02T23:53:35+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

“From the Bench to Biotech”

Keen to see biotechnology make the leap from the laboratory to the marketplace?

If so, join Cartherics CEO Professor Alan Trounson and a panel of experienced innovators Monday 9 December at University House, University of Melbourne.

Chaired by Dougal Edwards, CEO of business accelerator Bright Arena, the panel will discuss the traps and tricks of moving applied research […]

2019-12-06T00:17:53+00:00December 6th, 2019|

Cartherics welcomes doctoral student Van Thi To

Listen to Van and Graham here : Hi from Van and Graham

Pictured from left to right : Professor Richard Boyd (Cartherics CSO), Van Thi To, Professor Graham Jenkin (Cartherics Education Officer).

Van Thi To, a newly enrolled PhD Student with Cartherics, has received the prestigious inaugural Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program. Vingroup is one of […]

2020-01-28T06:32:37+00:00December 5th, 2019|

Recharging California’s Stem Cell Research Capacity

Image: Robert Klein is finalizing a ballot initiative that asks California voters to re-fund the state’s stem cell agency.


Cartherics CEO Alan Trounson discusses developments at the agency he headed from 2007-2014

Bob Klein is proposing to bring a second ballot initiative to Californian voters […]

2019-11-21T00:00:53+00:00November 20th, 2019|

Cartherics Board Member Bryan Williams wins 2019 ICIS Distinguished Service Award

Bryan R. G. Williams, PhD, Hon. FRSNZ, FAA is honored with the 2019 ICIS Distinguished Service award in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the cytokine research community. The 2019 ICIS Distinguished Service Award acknowledges Williams’s commitment to the ICIS and to him being an outstanding ambassador for the Society, in every regard.

Professor is […]

2019-10-18T02:07:04+00:00October 17th, 2019|

Cartherics CEO Alan Trounson discusses how Precision Medicine is changing the DNA of health care

Precision Medicine – Changing the DNA of Health Care

How precision medicine is changing the shape of health – by Alan Trounson

Human disease is generally a consequence of complex interaction between our genes and the environment. Traditionally, medical research focuses on creating therapies to treat specific diseases.

This can be very effective and these therapies can have universal […]

2019-10-21T01:46:54+00:00October 17th, 2019|