Dengue-blocking bacteria endure the heat

We want to know how long Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes will remain effective, and if their beneficial effects on virus blocking will be compromised by rising temperatures from climate change.

Bio21 researchers funded for discovery in 2020

Congratulations to Guy Jameson, Paul Donnelly, Mark Rizzacasa, Uta Wille and Eric Reynolds. I am also one of the fortunate recipients of the ARC Discovery Project grants and to David Ascher on being offered an Early Career Researcher grant.

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.

Congratulations to Professor Karen Day AM


Bio21’s Professor Karen Day has been honoured with a Member (AM) in the general division in the Australia Day Awards for significant service to science education, and to global public health.

How cells beat the ‘fried-egg syndrome’

Prof Danny Hatters’ research published online in PNAS 22 January 2020 shows that cells seem to be much more resilient against stress factors in their environment than first thought and have robust mechanisms to prevent abnormal protein aggregation.

Seminar: "The membrane bound organization of blood coagulation Factor VIII" - Wednesday, 12.30 - 1.30pm, 18 Dec 2019

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

Hear Svetla Stoilova-McPhie, Head of the CryoEM at the Center for Nanoscale Sciences, Harvard University speak at Bio21 

Malaria parasites stop eating to avoid artemisinin antimalarials

Dr Simon Cobbold, Dr Tuo Yang and Prof Leann Tilley, celebrating their discovery of the mechanism of artemisinin resistance, published in Cell Reports today.

Media Release: Trials promise good news for countries with dengue and Zika virus

An international team of scientists have reported an effective and environmentally sustainable way to block the transmission of mosquito-borne dengue virus, in trials carried out in Malaysia.

Congratulations on the Promotion of Danny Hatters, Craig Hutton and Paul Gooley

Bio21 group leaders, Paul Gooley and Danny Hatters, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Craig Hutton from the School of Chemistry were promoted to the position of full Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Media Release: Biophysical Chemist, Frances Separovic, ready to embark on 4th Homeward Bound Voyage

Professor Frances Separovic is ready to ​take her place ​as a leader in STEMM and as a Homeward Bound participant. Her achievements across biophysical chemistry make her a valued addition on this journey.


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