A bid to improve near-zero survival rates for pancreatic cancer will receive a boost with the creation of Australia’s first pancreatic cancer ‘organoids bank’, enabling researchers to bring down the time it takes to find individualised chemotherapy treatment within weeks rather than months.
The University of Melbourne proudly welcomes the announcement today by the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, of the appointment of Carlton Connect Initiative Project Director, Dr Charles Day to the position of CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia (OISA).
The University of Melbourne has received Australian Research Council grants totalling more than $44 million for projects including understanding the environmental impact of fire before the arrival of Europeans, antibiotic resistance in soil, and how bacteria affects gut function.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.