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This lecture series features international research and policy leaders tackling grand challenges in early life health. We are delighted to announce that Professor David Haig from Harvard University will present this year’s Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on: When fetal and maternal interests collide – an evolutionary conundrum. Wednesday 7 August; 5.30 – 7.00pm Wine & canapés […]

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Bing Wang from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Lisbon, Portugal in May to attend and present at the 15th Congress of the European Meningococcal and Haemophilus Disease Society (EMGM). Bing presented her research on “Case fatality rates of Invasive Meningococcal Disease by serogroup and age: A systematic review and meta-analysis”, and “Lifetime costs of […]

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Michelle Clarke from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Ljubljana, Slovenia in May to attend the ESPID conference, including plenary/invited talk sessions, e-poster viewing sessions and themed oral presentation sessions. Michelle delivered an oral presentation on her PhD research, “Associations between body mass index and vaccine responses following influenza vaccination during pregnancy.” This is what Michelle […]

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Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to adhere to their drug routines during school holidays and weekends. Holiday distractions cause a 20% reduction in adherence to taking medications that assist managing their condition and other associated conditions, which may have serious consequences for their health. “The research, published in the journal Archives of […]

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Adolescent girls (aged 14-19 years) with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) We need your help! We are seeking adolescent girls with PCOS to help us design useful health information. We are experts in PCOS, but not in how adolescent girls like to get their information. Learn more – you will be reimbursed for your time.

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Suliman Yagoub from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Melbourne to visit RMIT Micro-Nano Fabrication Research Facility in March. This is what Suliman had to say about his experience. What was a highlight of the travel? Learned to use a Nanoscribe. Which is a 3D printer that prints objects to the nano scale. Did you […]

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Soon Wei Wong from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Davos, Switzerland to attend the 13th World Immune Regulation Meeting where he presented a poster on “A Novel Role for ZEB2 in the Human CD4+ T cell Compartment”. This is what Soon Wei had to say about his experience. What was a highlight of the […]

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a misunderstood disorder. It is even misnamed as women with PCOS do not have cysts. It is linked to reproductive, metabolic and psychological dysfunction. Researchers are making headway to understanding the causes and impacts of PCOS which affects about 10% of adolescents and women (with up to 70% of cases […]

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