Found: A sweet surprise in leafy greens

Image: Dr Ethan Goddard-Borger, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Professor Spencer Williams, School of Chemistry, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne Credit: Photography from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Pursuit: Using bacteria to control mosquitoes

Read Bio21's Ary Hoffmann's piece published in Pursuit about how the Wolbachia bateria may hold the key to controlling the spread of dengue fever, the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

When an artist looks at a chemical element, what do they see?

Art meets Science in this new exhibition at Quantum Victoria by artists Damon Kowarsky and Hyunju Kim's displaying artworks with a unique interpretation of the periodic table of chemical elements. Read this piece by Professor Frances Separovic published in The Conversation.

Women of Bio21 - Ineke Muir

Ineke Muir heads the Vascular Biophysics team, CSL Research. She investigates the effects of shear forces on preclinical drugs and therapies, to predict how they will behave in the bloodstream. She’s also a mum, an avid bike rider and an occasional bookworm.

Media Release: Researchers discover why patients develop resistance to commonly-used cancer drug

Michael Parker and Craig Morton, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (SVI) in Melbourne Australia, and Bio21 Institute are part of an international team of collaborators that has made a discovery that may lead to more effective treatment and less side effects for a number of cancers including neuroblastoma, a cancer that occurs most commonly in infants and children under 5 years of age.

Lightning strikes twice for potential Parkinson’s disease and MND drug

A phase 1 human clinical trial of a compound developed by Paul Donnelly, School of Chemistry and Kevin Barnham (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health) whilst at the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute and Anthony White, University of Melbourne and is showing promise in alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Professor Emeritus Frances Separovic receives Queen's birthday honour

Bio21's Professor Emeritus Frances Separovic, Deputy Director of the Bio21 Institute has been honoured with the appointment as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia (General Division) announced in the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List on 10 June 2019.

Frances has been awarded an AO for her distinguished service to science education, particularly to biophysical chemistry, as an academic, and to young women scientists.

Women of Bio21 'Mini Profiles' - Dr Zalihe (Zal) Hakki

Read about Dr Zalihe (Zal) Hakki, Chemistry, Williams Group, developing drugs against steroid-resistant asthma

Women of Bio21 - Qiong Yang (Yang)

Read about Qiong Yang (Yang), Research Fellow at the Pest & Environmental Adaptation Research Group (PEARG) at Bio21.

Pursuit - Lifting the lid on HIV

Bio21's Isabelle Rouiller, as part of an international team, has used powerful Cryo-EM microscopy to discover how small molecules can be used to ‘open up’ the HIV virus – allowing the immune system to target and destroy it.


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