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Dec 04, 2017 03:07 PM

Reading DNA in real time: Garvan’s new long-read sequencing ...

Garvan has added nanopore sequencing to its toolbox of systems to analyse human genomes, opening up new possibilities for research and deeper insights into the genetics of health and disease.

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 30, 2017 08:15 AM

Professor John Mattick becomes ATSE Fellow

Garvan’s Executive Director, Professor John Mattick AO FAA FAHMS FTSE, has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Nov 29, 2017 01:39 PM

Senate report a boost for research into low survival cancers...

Garvan welcomes the Senate Select Committee report into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates, tabled this week in Parliament.

Nov 23, 2017 09:37 AM

Small but mighty: the tiny molecules that regulate cancer ce...

A Garvan-led research team has performed the largest ever study of how ‘microRNAs’ function in cancer cells. Hundreds of these tiny molecules play an important role in whether cancer cells live or die, the researchers fo...

Nov 22, 2017 01:53 PM

Marina Pajic named Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow

Garvan congratulates Dr Marina Pajic (Cancer Division), who was recently named the Cancer Institute NSW Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow for 2017. Dr Pajic’s work focuses on the development of new personalised therapie...

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 16, 2017 01:35 PM

Sydney Opera House turns purple for pancreatic cancer

On the eve of World Pancreatic Cancer Day (16 November, 2017), the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance turned the Sydney Opera House purple to raise awareness of the insidious disease.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 16, 2017 06:46 AM

Pancreatic cancer: Avner Foundation awards major grants to i...

On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation has awarded grants of over $900,000 to Garvan's pancreatic cancer researchers. The grants will support ambitious new research into the 'matrix' surro...

Nov 14, 2017 02:52 PM

Pancreatic cancer: a lucky quirk in Ros’ DNA holds the key t...

In long-term survivors of pancreatic cancer, the immune system sees the cancer as an infectious disease – and so is empowered to attack and destroy tumour cells, according to new research from the US and Australia. This ...

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.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 09, 2017 12:43 PM

Australia joins world-first Human Cell Atlas

Fourteen Australian research institutions, including Garvan, will work together to contribute to The Human Cell Atlas – an ambitious global initiative that aims to map every single cell in the human body.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 09, 2017 06:02 AM

Long-term survivors of pancreatic cancer have ‘built-in immu...

In long-term survivors of pancreatic cancer, the immune system sees the cancer as an infectious disease – and so is empowered to attack and destroy tumour cells, according to findings published today in Nature. The Austr...

Nov 07, 2017 02:32 PM

‘Father of gene cloning’ to head Australian Academy of Scien...

Professor John Shine AC has been elected President of the Australian Academy of Science.

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 01, 2017 05:54 AM

Breakthrough breast cancer drug targets a major type of panc...

A newly approved breast cancer drug could be highly effective against some forms of pancreatic cancer, including metastatic cancer, Australian researchers have found.

Oct 31, 2017 04:30 PM

‘Connie’s Heart’ raises $110,000 for cancer research

The large-scale artwork ‘Connie’s Heart’, by Marie Ramos, has this week been unveiled at Garvan by Samuel Johnson OAM. Inspired by Connie Johnson and Love Your Sister, the artwork was a year in the making and has raised ...

Oct 27, 2017 02:35 PM

Cancer test platform gains MTPConnect funding

A new Garvan-led project that aims to improve cancer clinical trials is one of 20 initiatives set to receive funding from MTPConnect, one of the federal government's six industry growth centres.

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 24, 2017 06:30 AM

DreamLab app speeding up Garvan’s cancer research

The DreamLab app, a distributed smartphone supercomputer, is now available on iOS and Android. Garvan and The Vodafone Foundation are now calling one million Australians to download the app and contribute to Garvan’s can...

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 20, 2017 06:00 AM

Marking World Osteoporosis Day

Garvan is running and taking part in a series of events and activities for World Osteoporosis Day 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 18, 2017 09:47 AM

Leading genomic data projects to drive a new ‘world of knowl...

Garvan researchers are key contributors to three genomic data initiatives selected as key Driver Projects by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) in a 5-year vision to fully realise the promise of genomic ...