International spotlight for WA’s Science on the Swan

April 21, 2015

Professor Simon Mallal Recent advances in personalised medicine were the focus of an international workshop held at Murdoch University this week.

Researchers from the Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases and the Centre for Comparative Genetics shared their work in developing the safe, effective delivery of molecular medicines and new steps towards tailored therapies.

The Director of the Institute, Professor Simon Mallal commented, “These are very exciting times. Scientific collaboration is delivering an arsenal of safe and effective personalised therapies and we have a proven roadmap to get these new discoveries to the clinic.”

The workshop is a pre-conference event for Science on the Swan, a collaborative showcase of the very best medical science and health research in Western Australia.

“This is an opportunity to showcase the fantastic medical research underway in Western Australia to the world,” said Murdoch University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Development Professor David Morrison.

“Western Australian medical researchers will be exposed to new ideas that are of emerging international importance and to find synergies with international research teams.”

Science on the Swan brings together all five of WA’s major Universities (Murdoch University, The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and The University of Notre Dame) in partnership with the key teaching and research hospitals, the medical research institutes of WA and the WA Government through the Department of Health and the Office of Science.

The inaugural Science on the Swan conference runs over 21-22 April and focuses on Hot Topics in Life Course and Development.

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