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Scientist in the National Drug Discovery Centre

Fast-tracking new medicines

The National Drug Discovery Centre (NDDC) is open to the Australian medical research community.

With the NDDC researchers have access to advanced high-throughput screening and the latest robotic technologies in a fully staffed facility.

Apply for an Australian government-subsidised screening campaign, and fast track your discoveries into new medicines.

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Andrew Roberts standing smiling at camera Blood cancer researcher elected Academy Fellow

Cancer researcher and haematologist Professor Andrew Roberts has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS).

25 May 2020
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Professor Marc Pellegrini smiling in office COVID-19 prevention trial opens for high risk healthcare workers

COVID SHIELD, the first gold standard Australian clinical trial to determine whether the drug hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID-19 is now open.

20 May 2020
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Four researchers photographed side by side Four new projects announced for National Drug Discovery Centre

Four research projects have been awarded generous Australian Government subsidies to fast-track their discoveries into new medicines using the National Drug Discovery Centre.

19 May 2020
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Art of Science image of lung stem cell cilia by Dr Clare Weeden Mucus breakthrough could help patients breathe easy

A discovery about how mucus thickness is regulated could help to improve airway-clearing treatment options for people with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

13 May 2020
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Fri, 29/05/2020 - 1:00pm to Fri, 29/05/2020 - 2:00pm

Parsing the breast tumour microenvironment using cellular genomics

Online via zoom link
Password: 602827​

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 1:00pm to Wed, 03/06/2020 - 2:00pm

KEAP calm and carry on: Investigating lung adenocarcinoma through the lens of Keap1/Nrf2 pathway activation

Online seminar: access Slido and enter code #WEHIWEDNESDAY
Including Q&A session

Tue, 09/06/2020 - 1:00pm to Tue, 09/06/2020 - 2:00pm

​Bringing new treatments to clinical trial for rare childhood brain cancers

Zoom link
Contact majewski@wehi.edu.au by midday on 9 June for passcode access number

Wed, 10/06/2020 - 1:00pm to Wed, 10/06/2020 - 2:00pm

Single cell RNA sequencing: from short to long, and from technology to biology

Online seminar: access Slido and enter code #WEHIWEDNESDAY
Including Q&A session