What’s COVID-19 doing to Australian Biotech ?

Cartherics Chief Scientific Officer Richard Boyd and Chief Operating Officer Ian Nisbet take a hard look

It’s hardly news. COVID-19 is a global threat. By the end of May 2020 it had killed 356,000 people worldwide and 103 Australians. The cost to the global economy is estimated in the trillions of dollars and Governments around the […]

2020-06-04T04:44:25+00:00June 4th, 2020|

Congratulations Dr Balachandran

Cartherics is delighted to announce that doctoral student Anisha Balachandran has been awarded her PhD…read the official news.

‘Dear Dr Balachandran Suraiya,

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Professor Margaret Gardner AO – President and Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with the delegated authority of the Monash University Council, has conferred the award Doctor Of […]

2020-05-29T06:16:21+00:00May 29th, 2020|

Supporting Science

Cartherics answers the coronavirus call

By Leigh Dayton, Cartherics Communications Advisor

The global COVID-19 pandemic affects all Australians, their friends and family, at home and abroad. It is having a profound and enduring impact on our society, our resilience and our health.

So, when the President of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), John Shine, called upon researchers […]

2020-05-12T03:14:38+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Cartherics Salutes World Ovarian Cancer Day – 8 May 2020

A message from Cartherics’ CEO Alan Trounson

In Australia, one woman loses her battle with ovarian cancer every eight hours. That is why Cartherics supports World Ovarian Cancer Day and the 130 organisations which promote it.

On May 8th members of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition come together to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and the need […]

2020-05-11T07:19:24+00:00May 7th, 2020|

Natural Killer Cell Therapies Catch Up to CAR T

There’s a new cell-based cancer immunotherapy on the block.

When the first anticancer therapies based on engineered T cells hit the market a few years ago, they offered the possibility of what would have once been perceived as a medical miracle: a one-shot cure for certain blood cancers. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies, […]

2020-04-29T06:28:19+00:00April 29th, 2020|

Going Virtual at Cartherics

COVID-19 may well be responsible for shutting down much of the country, but the Cartherics crew carries on in electronically caffeinated style.

By Leigh Dayton, Cartherics Communication Advisor

It happens every Thursday. Cartherics team members gather for a Virtual Coffee Break. Everyone brings their caffeine of choice and fronts up to their home computer screen for a […]

2020-04-27T00:36:02+00:00April 27th, 2020|

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|