Breakthrough blog

Welcome to the breakthrough blog, where the focus is very much on what we’ve been able to achieve thanks to your invaluable support.

This is where you’ll read about the latest innovations in our labs, exciting breakthroughs in our medical research, and heartwarming stories about some of the people we’ve been able to help.

Researcher profile: Professor David Thomas (Division Head, Cancer; The Kinghorn Cancer Centre)

What is the current focus of your work? I have two broad areas of interest. The first relates to sarcomas – rare and lethal cancers of connective tissues (like fat, muscle, bone and cartilage) that particularly affect the young.

Susan Clark’s Grand Tour: Around the world in 6 billion bases

Last year, Garvan’s Genomics and Epigenetics Division Head embarked on a three-month research expedition and returned with renewed excitement about the future of her field. Here, she shares her experiences.

Remembering Florrie

Although Garvan lost a valued friend when Florrie Fernihough passed away, she lives on in our memories and through her ongoing generosity.

Staff profile – Bronwyn Terrill (Manager, Education and Communication – Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics)

Can you give us a brief outline of your recent work history? I’ve been a science communicator, writer and educator, specialising in genetics and molecular biology, for more than twenty years.

Researcher profile: Professor Rob Brink (Lab Head, B Cell Biology – Immunology Division)

What is the current focus of your work? Our focus is on the processes by which the body regulates its production of antibodies – the highly evolved molecules that target the destructive capabilities of the immune system.

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