A lasting legacy for childhood cancer research

17/01/2018


Helena Wylie, Director of the Dalwood-Wylie Charitable Foundation, recently dropped by to see a new piece of essential equipment purchased by the Foundation.

'Helena Wylie and her daughter Bianca standing beside a biological safety cabinet

A very techie Christmas

28/11/2017


We’ve already started opening our presents. Christmas has come early as new technologies take their place in our labs, promising to speed up childhood cancer research.

'Single cell sequencer on lab bench

How do clinical trials work?

22/11/2017


Clinical trials are an essential step in translational research - taking a promising new anti-cancer treatment from bench to bedside.

'Running happy kids in green field during summer time

Meet a scientist keeping drug discovery robots in line

23/08/2017


Karessa Mercado keeps our ACRF Drug Discovery Centre, with its state-of-the-art robotics, running smoothly.

'Karessa Mercado in ACRF Drug Discovery Centre - image credit: Amanda Hoh, ABC

Coding classes for kids’ cancer researchers

03/05/2017


Coding is not just for tech nerds in jeans and backwards-facing baseball caps. Some of our researchers have been learning coding to speed up their research.

'A volcano plot shows differential expression of genes

The microbe that started a revolution

27/04/2017


A tiny, heat-loving microbe is at the centre of the genomics revolution. It plays a vital role in the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), a technique that has transformed life sciences research.

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Taking a walk inside a cancer cell

14/02/2017


Researchers are known to immerse themselves in their science but, as Dr Amelia Parker found, Virtual Reality (VR) takes that notion to a whole new level.

'A/Prof John McGhee (UNSW) with Dr Amelia Parker in 3D Visualisation Lab using virtual reality to explore cancer cells

Big data wrangling: Bioinformatics and cancer research

12/12/2016


The Human Genome Project was just the beginning. We asked bioinformatician Chelsea Mayoh why big data wrangling is a growth area in medical research.

'Chelsea Mayoh, bioinformatician

Profiler: what makes cancer cells’ metabolism different?

05/12/2016


Young researcher Dr Denise Yu has honed her molecular profiling skills in the US to explore neuroblastoma cells’ metabolism

'Dr Denise Yu outside the lab at Children's Cancer Institute

Innovation for new childhood cancer drugs and treatments

25/11/2016


We’re showing innovation leaders our world-class expertise and technology for tailoring treatments for childhood cancer at a business event today.

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