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MEDIA RELEASE: May 02, 2018 06:30 AM

Revealed: the ‘city’ of cells supporting prostate tumours

A study led by researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) has shed light on the cells that surround and support prostate tumours.

Mar 28, 2018 02:00 PM

Cancer Council funding drives new Garvan research

Three Garvan scientists will be taking their research on breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer to new heights, thanks to funding from Cancer Council NSW.

Feb 27, 2018 04:12 PM

Garvan researchers make a splash at the Lorne Genome Confere...

Garvan congratulates four scientists who received awards at the 2018 Lorne Genome Conference 2018 for their research into cancer, chemotherapy resistance, epigenetics and genomic technology.

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 08, 2018 12:44 PM

Setting their sights on cancer relapse

An Australian-led team has been shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge Award: the world's most ambitious cancer research grant.

Nov 30, 2017 03:06 PM

Pathfinders award shines a light on DNA packaging in cancer

Qian Du and Katherine Giles (Genomics and Epigenetics Division) will be developing a new way to look at DNA packaging in cancer cells, thanks to a grant from Sydney-based collective giving group, Pathfinders.

Nov 16, 2017 03:13 PM

How genes drive prostate cancer: all in the packaging?

Garvan researchers have shown that a unique protein, H2A.Z, which packages DNA in cells, may drive the progression of prostate cancer. When it becomes chemically ‘tagged,’ H2A.Z uncoils and re-organises the DNA in cancer...

Nov 10, 2017 10:31 AM

Garvan researchers shine across Australia

Garvan congratulates five early career researchers who received awards at two national meetings last week – the annual conference of Australasian Genomic Technologies Association (AGTA), and Epigenetics 2017.

Oct 18, 2017 07:42 PM

Ramaciotti Medal: high honours for Professor Susan Clark

Garvan congratulates Professor Susan Clark FAA, who was last night awarded the Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research. The Medal honours Prof Clark’s game-changing research in epigenetics and epigenomics,...

Oct 06, 2017 07:00 PM


Congratulations to Dr Joanne Reed, the 2017 State Custodians Young Garvan Award winner at ‘Edgy Ideas’, and runners up Drs Arcadi Cipponi and Joanna Achinger-Kawecka.

Sep 19, 2017 09:19 AM

Inaugural grant funds simultaneous breast and prostate cance...

The Movember Foundation and National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) have awarded the inaugural ‘Breast & Prostate Cancer Linkage Grant’ to an innovative, Australia-led international research project including Garvan res...

Dec 05, 2016 12:32 PM

NHMRC: grants success for Garvan researchers

Garvan researchers have received $16 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to support their research.

Sep 08, 2016 09:29 AM

‘Forgotten molecule’ takes centre stage in cancer gene silen...

Research from Garvan’s Genomics and Epigenetics Division has shed new light on how genes are silenced in cancer. The findings reveal how DNA becomes chemically decorated (methylated) at key sites across the genome in can...

Jul 01, 2016 12:45 PM

Epigenetics enters the arena of personalised medicine

An international team of researchers, including Garvan’s Professor Susan Clark and colleagues, has shown that DNA methylation analysis is a mature technology that is ready for clinical use. The researchers’ study undersc...

Jun 06, 2016 11:43 AM

A 3D view of the cancer genome

Researchers from Garvan's Genomics and Epigenetics Division have shown, for the first time, how the three-dimensional structural organisation of the genome is altered in cancer cells.

May 05, 2016 11:51 AM

2016 recipients of the Heliflite Young Explorer and CHAMP Yo...

The winners of the Heliflite Young Explorer Award, CHAMP Young Pioneer Award and Palmer Innovation Prize were announced at Garvan’s Annual General Meeting on 3 May 2016.

Dec 09, 2015 01:36 PM

Schizophrenia and DNA methylation in the developing brain

An international team of researchers, including Garvan’s Dr Ruth Pidsley, has shed new light on how DNA sequence variation can influence the developing brain.

Dec 07, 2015 03:36 PM

Nadine Watson lecture takes place at Garvan

The 3rd Nadine Watson Lecture took place at Garvan on Friday. Professor Susan Clark, who heads Garvan’s Genomics and Epigenetics Division, was the Nadine Watson Lecturer.

Dec 01, 2015 09:38 AM

Student success at EMBL Australia Symposium

Garvan PhD students Amanda Khoury and Scott Youlten won the best poster and best presentation, respectively, at last weekend’s EMBL Australia PhD Symposium 2015.

Nov 09, 2015 03:36 PM

NHMRC funding success for Garvan researchers

Researchers at Garvan have received a total of $11 million in peer-reviewed funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), out of a total of $630 million distributed to researchers across Australi...

Aug 10, 2015 10:05 AM

Professor Susan Clark receives Make a Difference Award for o...

Professor Susan Clark FAA, Head of the Genomics and Epigenetics Division at Garvan, is the 2015 recipient of the Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award. The award, which is bestowed by the Cancer Institute N...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 15, 2015 12:00 AM

How some breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy

New findings from Garvan have identified how ‘oestrogen receptor positive’ breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy.