centre for comparative genomics

New single test to detect plant viruses

July 20th, 2016

Dr Roberto Barrero

A Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre team are rolling out a plant diagnostic toolkit that can accurately detect plant viruses and viroids in a single test.

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University joins forces with US pharmaceutical company to improve drug treatments

October 2nd, 2015

Professor Sue Fletcher and Professor Steve Wilton from the Centre for Comparative Genomics

Murdoch University has signed a four-year agreement with Sarepta Therapeutics, with the purpose of using Sarepta’s phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer (PMO) technology and chemistry in researching and developing treatment solutions for diseases outside of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

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Prestigious appointment for Rare Disease researcher

May 1st, 2015

Alan Bittles is Chair of the Scientific Medical Advisory Committee of Rare Voices Australia.

Adjunct Professor Alan Bittles has been appointed inaugural Chair of the Scientific Medical Advisory Committee of Rare Voices Australia.

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International spotlight for WA’s Science on the Swan

April 21st, 2015

Professor Simon Mallal

Recent advances in personalised medicine were the focus of an international workshop held at Murdoch University this week as a pre-conference event for Science on the Swan.

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Top public health honour for adjunct professor

December 18th, 2014

An Adjunct Professor Tarun Weeramanthri was awarded Australia’s top honour for public health for 2014.

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WA Governor visits top medical research institute as its new Patron

December 3rd, 2014

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO visited the Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute to become its official Patron.

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Medical breakthrough wins Eureka Prize

September 5th, 2013

Two Murdoch University researchers won one of the nation's most prestigious awards, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. Professor Steve Wilton and Professor Sue Fletcher were awarded the NSW Health Jamie Callchor Eureka Prize for Medical Research Translation.

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Cultural perspective required in cousin marriage study

July 4th, 2013

Adjunct Professor Alan Bittles is urging calm and measured consideration in regards to a new UK study on consanguineous (same blood) marriages.

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WA Innovator of the Year research scientists join rare diseases team

April 10th, 2013

Prominent molecular geneticists Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher have joined Murdoch’s Centre for Comparative Genomics (CCG).

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Funding coup for rare diseases researchers

November 19th, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people Australia-wide are expected to benefit from a major funding grant to be administered by Murdoch University for rare diseases research.

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