The Pipeline

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+10:00June 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+10:00May 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+11:00March 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+11:00March 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+11:00March 10th, 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+11:00December 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+11:00December 5th, 2019|

How ToolGen met Cartherics

To borrow from Louis Pasteur, ‘collaboration’ favours the prepared mind … and networking helps, as ToolGen’s Jae Young Lee well knows

Left to right : Jongmoon Kim, ToolGen CEO and Alan Trounson, Cartherics CEO shook hands and signed the papers whilst Cartherics Chairman Bob Moses looked on.






By Leigh Dayton, Cartherics […]

2019-10-14T23:15:15+11:00September 16th, 2019|

The Social Costs of Delaying Effective Cancer Treatment Using CAR-T Immunotherapy

CAR-T therapy can save lives and boost benefits to society … if it’s delivered promptly, says Cartherics CEO and Executive Director, Alan Trounson

5 September 2019

Using the tools of biotechnology and immunology to help transforming cancer from a fatal to a manageable — or even curable – disease holds profound benefits to individual patients and the […]

2019-09-05T00:32:22+10:00September 5th, 2019|

Cartherics’ research team just got bigger

As of July, the number of scientists sharing the work load in Cartherics’ laboratory hit an even dozen.  That’s thanks to Research Fellow and haematologist Madeline Cao who joined the team from CSIRO where she worked on haematopoietic stem cells with Susie Nilsson’s group.

At Cartherics her focus is […]

2019-07-18T01:46:33+10:00July 18th, 2019|
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