There is a strong research emphasis within the School of Biomedical Sciences with a focus on eight priority areas detailed below. The majority of research in the School is carried out in the new CHIRI Biosciences Research Precinct, which was officially opened in September, 2012.
CHIRI Biosciences Research Precinct
The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute Biosciences has established a precinct that unites teams across the breadth of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences and public health at a $35 million research and education facility, at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus.
A number of Biomedical Sciences research staff have recently been successful in obtaining funding through various research grants.
Nationally Competitive Grants (October/November)
NHMRC project Grant
Cellular cross-talk between liver progenitor cells and hepatic stellate cells is required for hepatic fibrogenesis.
Grant Ramm, John Olynyk and Nina Tirnitz-Parker.
Diabetes Australia Research Trust
Deleterious effects of cholesterol lowering medications in the aetiology and treatment of diabetes.
C Mamotte, P Newsholme, E Helmerhorst, K Munyard
Australian Rotary Health
‘Group mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus group support for self-injury among young people: a pilot randomised control trial’
Clare Rees, Penny Hasking, Ottmar Lipp and Lauren Breen of the School of Psychology and Cyril Mamotte (Biomedical Sciences).
FAPESP and the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) research exchange grant
Lipid metabolism in insulin secretion
Angelo Rafael Carpinelli
Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas / USP (University Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Philip Newsholme Curtin University
Equipment Grant (November)
ARC LIEF Grant
Mass Cytometry: A breakthrough in multidimensional systems biology
Prof D D Sampson; Prof S P Collin; Prof A S Whiteley; Prof D A Mackey; A/Prof M D Linden; Prof M C Berndt; Prof P Newsholme; A/Prof G Verdile; Dr J E Tirnitz-Parker; Dr D J Nelson; Prof S A Mallal; Prof U M Ryan; Dr P A Stumbles; Dr G L Maker; Prof R N Martins; A/Prof M Ziman; Dr E S Gray; Dr D H Strickland; Dr J Waithman; Dr M Howlett; Dr B A Foley
Grants in Previous Months
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Grant
The influence of selective breeding on MHC diversity.
CIs Stear (Glasgow University), Matthews (Glasgow University) and Reeve (Glasgow University). PIs Groth (Curtin University), Karrlsson (DAFWA)
Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia
Selective biomining of rare earth phosphate ores and minerals’
A/Prof. Liz Watkin and Jacques Eksteen of WA School of Mines
ARC Linkage Grant
Advanced cryobanking for propagation-recalcitrant and critically endangered plant species.
R Mancera, G Bryant, S Turner, E Bunn
(i) Commercialisation project with Selvax
(ii) ‘Contract Research’ commercially sensitive information
Dr. Delia Nelson