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Α personalised predictor of heart attacks

By CSN Author
June 21, 2022
Category: NEWS

When it comes to your heartbeat, you want it the way Goldilocks does: just right. Imprope... Continue reading

Tags: Graeme Clark Oration cardiology arrhythmia precision medicine deep learning
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Bionics Institute 2022 Graeme Clark Oration

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June 21, 2022
Category: UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sudden cardiac death is a significant cause of mortality.  Conventional measures to diagnose the condition are inaccurate and so unreliable.  The intersection of engine... Continue reading

Tags: Graeme Clark Oration cardiology artificial intelligence
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Keeping up with AI: the interplay between technology & Patent Law

By CSN Author
May 25, 2022
Category: UPCOMING EVENTS

We’re living through and extraordinary moment in technological history.  From Siri to autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence is developing at an ex... Continue reading

7 June 2022
Tags: AI artificial intelligence patent law Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Helen McFadzean
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World-leading research to build a better Mental Health system across Victoria

By CSN Author
May 10, 2022
Category: NEWS

A year on from the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, what changes have been made, and how is research and innovation... Continue reading

Tags: Mental Health Deakin University Barwon Health
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My journey with CRISPR- Cas9 : Asrtrid Livitsanis

By CSN Author
May 09, 2022
Category: PEOPLE

The Convergence Science Network was delighted to offer Astrid Livitsanis the opportunity to spend the recent summer break from her Bachelor of Science studies at Monash University to develop her co... Continue reading

Tags: gene editing CRISPR-Cas9 Astrid Livitsanis Monash University
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People Conducting Research - Amelia McGuiness

By CSN Author
April 05, 2022
Category: PEOPLE

100 trillion. That’s approximately how many bacteria and microbes, both good and bad, live inside your digestive system and ma... Continue reading

Tags: gut microbiome food Amelia McGuiness Deakin University mental health
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International Women in Biomedicine - Professor Edith Heard

By CSN Author
April 05, 2022
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

'The beginning of my career was marked with failure – which made me a very robust scientist,' says Professo... Continue reading

Tags: Women in biomedicine women in STEMM Edith heard epigenetics EMBL Clare Fedele
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International Women in Biomedicine - Professor Edith Heard FRS

By CSN Author
February 20, 2022
Category: PAST EVENTS

The International Women in Biomedicine series brings inspiring stories of leading women in biomedical research from around the world to our community. These outstanding women a... Continue reading

10 March 2022
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Tags: Edith Heard EMBL genetics epigenetics
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The Australian Bionic Eye: The people behind the technology

By CSN Author
November 10, 2021
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

You are most likely using your sense of sight to read this. Our vision is responsible for most of the infor... Continue reading

4 November 2021
Tags: Bionic eye Bionic Vision Bionic Vision Technologies Bionics Institute Centre for Eye Research Australia
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Women in Biomedicine : Serena Duchi and Anita Quigley

By CSN Author
October 24, 2021
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

As part of the Women in Biomedicine series, two innovative women recently s... Continue reading

Tags: Womwen in Biomedicine Women in STEM tissue engineering Serena Duchi Anita Quigley BioFab3D ACMD St Vincent's Hospital
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The Australian Bionic Eye: The people behind the technology

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October 19, 2021
Category: UPCOMING EVENTS

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Sight is the most dominant sense humans possess. From our first... Continue reading

Thursday 4 November 2021


Tags: Bionic eye blindness Bionic Vision Technologies Bionics Institute Centre for Eye Research Australia
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BIOMED NEWS DIGEST

By CSN Author
October 06, 2021
Category: BIOMED NEWS DIGEST
Here is a collection of recent news and opinion across the biomedical sciences:
 
6 October 2021

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Innovation in Tissue Engineering

By CSN Author
October 05, 2021
Category: PAST EVENTS

Tissue engineering is the field of biomedical engineering that blends biology with engineering for tissue repair caused by a disease or an accident.  In Melbourne, St Vincent’s Hospital has lo... Continue reading

Tuesday 12 October
Online Event
Tags: Anita Quigley Serena Duchi tissue engineering 3D bioprinting St Vincent's Hospital
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WOMEN IN BIOMEDICINE: COLETTE MCKAY AND RACHAEL RICHARDSON

By CSN Author
September 28, 2021
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

Many remarkable women have made revolutionary contributions to the advancement of sci... Continue reading

8 September 2021
Tags: Colette McKay Rachael Richardson Catriona Nguyen-Robertson Bionics Institute hearing hearing loss Womein in Biomedicine Women in STEM
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Women in Biomedicine - Colette McKay and Rachael Richardson

By CSN Author
September 01, 2021
Category: PAST EVENTS

Many remarkable women make revolutionary contributions to the advancement of science, yet disparities continue to exist in gender equality and women empowerment around the world and in academia. Th... Continue reading

8 September 2021
Tags: Women in Biomed Women in STEM Colette McKay Rachael Richardson Bionics Institute hearing impairment Bionics
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Pillars of Biomedicine - Kim Cornish

By CSN Author
May 12, 2021
Category: PEOPLE

Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor Kim Cornish is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist who is developing digital technologies to improve the lives of children with develo... Continue reading

Pillars of Biomedicine
Tags: Kim Cornish Monash University Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health psychology developmental genetic disorders Autism Fragile X syndrome
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People Conducting Research - Patricia Illing

By CSN Author
May 09, 2021
Category: PEOPLE

Why do some people have hypersensitivity reactions to certain drugs? How can we use the immune response to influenza to design one, single vaccine? Dr Patricia Illing ha... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: Patricia Illing Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute Monash University Catriona Nguyen-Robertson immunity vaccines
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People Conducting Research - Cristina Bitzilis

By CSN Author
March 25, 2021
Category: PEOPLE

With genomic sequencing constantly evolving, precision medicine is on the horizon. Cristina Bitzilis is an Account Manager for the Clinical Genomics division of Illumina, ensuring... Continue reading

People Conducting Research
Tags: Cristina Bitzilis Illumina Women in Biomedicine Women in STEM Catriona Nguyen-Robertson
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Welcome our new sponsor - Bio21 Institute

By CSN Author
March 22, 2021
Category: NEWS

We are delighted to announce the addition to our Network's sponsors!

The University of Melbourne’s Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute seek... Continue reading



Tags: sponsor Bio21 Institute
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International Women in Biomedicine - Dr Natalia Trayanova

By CSN Author
March 18, 2021
Category: EVENT HIGHLIGHT

 

Professor Natalia Trayanova was given a book about how rockets are propelled by her father at the age of three. She knew from then that she wanted... Continue reading

15 March 2021
Tags: Women in Biomedicine Natalia Trayanova Johns Hopkins University Bioengineering Natasha Mitchell Catriona Nguyen-Robertson Alyssa Telfer Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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