We dive deep into the minds of our amazing researchers to find out how they tick and how they are working to make our lives better.

April 5, 2023

S1 - E5: Can type 1 diabetes be cured?

Imagine seeing 20 years of hard work come together to help possibly thousands of people living with type 1 diabetes. Today we talk to Professor Shane Grey, who is experiencing just that. His autoimmune research has led to the discovery of a way to transplant the cells that produce insulin, without the need for immunosuppression.


March 30, 2023

S1 - E4: Big data making big discoveries possible


The Human Genome project was a $3 billion global endeavour which launched in 1990 and took 13 years to complete. But now thanks to rapid and continuing advances in technology, we can sequence a whole human genome in just a matter of hours. In this episode, we talk to Associate Professor Sarah Kummerfeld, who's collaborating with researchers to analyse medical data, and find out how new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence driving the future of healthcare research.


March 16, 2023

S1 - E3: Curing cancer, from bench to bedside


Medical research sits at the intersection of the lab and the clinic. It's critical for translating breakthrough science into possible treatments for people. It's most successful when scientists and clinicians collaborate. Today, we're talking with Professor Anthony Joshua, one of Australia's leading oncologists and researchers, who is working to improve the treatment, survival and quality of life of cancer patients. 


March 2, 2023

S1 - E2: New ways of treating breast cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most studied and high-profile cancers, and yet we still have so much to learn. While we have come such a long way and so many lives have been saved by advances in research, there’s still some breast cancers that are aggressive and don’t respond to treatment. Today we’re talking with Associate Professor Christine Chaffer who is determined to unravel how these cancers work.


February 14, 2023

S1 - E1: Bringing equity and diversity to genomic medicine

For science to advance in big leaps, you need people who not only have a mind for the detail, but also the big picture, and the passion to make big things happen. We talk with a researcher who has big goals to bring equity and diversity into genomic medicine in Australia, something surprisingly inadequate presently. Professor Daniel MacArthur is Director of the Centre for Population Genomics, a joint initiative between the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI).

Centre for Population Genomics: populationgenomics.org.au

Hosted by Mara-Jean Tilley, Director of the Garvan Research Foundation
Produced by Carolyn Barry and SUMM Media.