Mentoring the next generation of scientists
Recently, ten bright young researchers from New Zealand took part in a summer scholarship at the HRI to get hands-on experience in our world-class laboratory facilities and to be mentored by leaders in the cardiovascular disease research field. They share their experiences here.
Dr Renuka Shanmugalingam awarded at APCH2019
Dr Renuka Shanmugalingam was awarded the Student Prize at the 15th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension 2019 for her work investigating the effects of aspirin on placental growth factor and the development of preeclampsia.
HRI’s Dr Marc Ellis awarded the RCPA Kanematsu Research Award 2019
HRI’s Dr Marc Ellis has received the RCPA Kanematsu Research Award 2019 to support his research into how platelets become activated by turbulent blood flow, and why this process is increased in diabetes.
Dr Ju awarded Future Leader Fellowship and Paul Korner Innovation Award
HRI’s Dr Lining (Arnold) Ju has been awarded a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship as well as the Heart Foundation Paul Korner Innovation Award.
HRI’s Dr Renuka Shanmugalingam awarded at SOMANZ
HRI’s Dr Renuka Shanmugalingam recently received the SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award for best scientific research oral presentation.
HRI raises awareness on World Thrombosis Day
To celebrate World Thrombosis Day, HRI’s Thrombosis and Haematology Research Groups did their part to raise awareness of thrombosis – a leading factor in heart attacks and stroke.
Dr Anna Waterhouse presents keynote lecture at inaugural Nature Conference
Dr Anna Waterhouse delivered the prestigious keynote lecture ‘Biomimicry in blood-contacting medical devices’, presenting the problem of thrombosis, fibrosis and microbe biofouling with blood-contacting medical devices, highlighting that relying on drugs to solve medical device problems results in increased risks of adverse events for patients.
Congratulations to PhD Student, Jessica Maclean
HRI’s PhD Student Jessica Maclean won Best Oral Presentation at the joint scientific meeting of the Australian Vascular Biology Society (AVBS), the Australia/New Zealand Microcirulation Society (ANZMS) and the Asia/Australia Vascular Biology Meeting (AAVBM).
HRI’s Manisha Patel wins Best Poster Award
Congratulations to HRI’s Research Assistant Manisha Patil for winning Best Poster Award by a post-graduate student at the 20th Scientific Meeting of the Australian & New Zealand Microcirculation Society (ANZMS).