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By Ian Nisbet*

“If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 46 if you’re in Japan.” (Claire Cook, Seven Year Switch)

In the late 1980s and early 1990s I was working at CSL during the years leading up to its public listing and prior to it becoming the behemoth it […]

2020-11-19T01:14:44+00:00November 19th, 2020|

The Fight Against Cancer Continues ……. Despite COVID-19

18 November 2020

By Leigh Dayton

They may not be able to gather at the Melbourne Convention Centre this year, but global experts in immunotherapy will swap ideas December 15 & 16 as Eradicate Cancer 2020 goes virtual.

Taking on the role of conference convenor for the second time, after the highly successful inaugural Conference in 2018, […]

2020-11-18T05:46:21+00:00November 18th, 2020|

Frustrated by Victoria’s COVID-19 Lockdown? Try India ……

That’s where Anisha Balachandran – Cartherics’ past PhD student has been since January

22 September 2020

Finally, Anisha is back, well almost. She is currently in lockdown in Sydney. While there, she spoke with Cartherics Communication’s Advisor Leigh Dayton about her experience.

When and why did you go to India?

My dad passed away due to a cardiac arrest […]

2020-09-22T06:41:02+00:00September 22nd, 2020|

From waging war with elusive pathogens to tackling cancer

Cartherics’ newest recruit, Phil Arandjelovic loves it all

By Leigh Dayton

In his application for Cartherics’ Research Scientist position, Phil noted: “I am an independent and hard-working research scientist who is proficient at working both individually and with a team”. True.

What Phil failed to mention is that he loves a good conversation. Politics, mentoring, economics and, of […]

2020-09-07T05:26:42+00:00September 7th, 2020|

The answer to self-discovery is found at Cartherics

For new recruit Walid Azar, it was about finding his calling.

 As Walid Azar settles into his new dual role as Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Lab Manager at Cartherics, he feels content that he has finally found his calling. With previous experience in both cancer research and industry, he acknowledges having lived in the best […]

2020-09-02T02:45:37+00:00September 2nd, 2020|

‘Chance favours the prepared mind’

Frederico Calhabeu has followed Louis Pasteur’s advice from France to Cartherics

By Leigh Dayton

When considering whether to continue his translational research program at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), Frederico Calhabeu had a quick chat with Silvio Tiziani, Director, External Strategy and Planning at ARMI.

Silvio suggested a quiet word with several contacts in the […]

2020-08-27T00:48:45+00:00August 27th, 2020|

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|

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|