News & Events

  • 16 August 2021
COVID-19
Australian scientists researching how our immune system responds to COVID-19 have revealed that those infected by early variants in 2020 produced sustained antibodies, however, these antibodies are not as effective against contemporary variants of the virus. The research is one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of the immune response against COVID-19 infection. It suggests vaccination...
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  • 16 August 2021
Webinar Series
Watch the video of this webinar to hear from two experts in the fields of their respective fields of paediatric infectious diseases and stem cell biology investigating novel therapeutic options for patients with cystic fibrosis as well as other difficult-to-treat infections. Bacteriophages, or “phages” are viruses that selectively infect and replicate in bacteria. They are found in our day-t...
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  • 16 August 2021
Gene Therapy
New research has shown that gene therapy may provide an effective treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a devastating and fatal genetic condition. The first part of the results from the SPR1NT trial were presented at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Conference recently.  What is SMA? SMA affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, causing progressive muscle weakness...
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  • 16 August 2021
Award
Professor Allison Tong, Co-Leader of Centre for Kidney Research Clinical Research group at Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health has been awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Elizabeth Blackburn Investigator Grant Award. The prestigious award recognises and celebrates he...
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  • 16 August 2021
Award
Congratulations to Dr Tegan Cheng and Dr Orazio Vittorio for being awarded the 2021 Young Tall Poppy Science Award! The Tall Poppy Science Award is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), acknowledging excellence in research and commitment to communicating science to a broad audience. The awards are held in each state to celebrate researchers across science, eng...
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gene therapy
A gene therapy project to save infants’ lives has been named the top-ranked National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grant for 2020. The project led by Professor Ian Alexander and his team were awarded the 2020 NHMRC Marshall and Warren Ideas Grant Award at the NHMRC Research Excellence Awards Dinner on June 16th. Professor Ian Alexander, Head of the Gene Therapy Research Uni...
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  • 19 May 2021
Clinical Trials
International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world in May to acknowledge and celebrate the many people who are involved in clinical trials. It is also a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of clinical trials and clinical research as a career option – among the greater public. Learn more about Clinical Trials Day here Read the words written by Aimee Williams...
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  • 05 May 2021
Webinar Series
Watch the video of this webinar to hear from two experts in the fields of genetic retinal diseases and stem cell biology discuss Ocular Gene and Cell Therapies and the tremendous new hope they bring to the treatment of these retinal diseases. Ocular Gene Therapy is the first in vivo gene therapy approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) here in Australia for clinical use...
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  • 01 April 2021
Webinar Series
Registration now open! Register now and join our 3rd webinar of the Advanced Therapeutics series. In this webinar, we will be focusing on Ocular Gene Therapy, the first in vivo gene therapy approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) here in Australia for clinical use in inherited retinal diseases. Inherited retinal diseases are a group of conditions that disproportionately affect c...
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Population Health
Our researchers at Kids Research, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network have been awarded over $1.8M in funding in the latest OHMR Translation Research Grants Scheme (TRGS) for two research projects with a focus on migrant and refugee families and rural children in NSW respectively.  RuralKidsGPS - delivering equitable care to children in rural NSW Chief investigators: Prof Raghu Linga...
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