2013 Centenary Institute Scientific Image Prize

Launched in 2009, the Centenary Institute Scientific Image Prize enables us to share imagery taken by our staff that directly ‘tells the story’ of our work in the most creative context.

The Eye of Sauron, Ka Ka Ting

The Eye of Sauron, Ka Ka Ting

Open to all Centenary staff, the 2013 Prize entries were judged by a panel lead by respected artist Janet Laurence and members of the Centenary Institute Faculty.

Recipients for the 2013 prize were announced at Centenary’s Annual Meeting and presented with their awards by special guest Professor Ian Frazer, who has reached international acclaim as the co-inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine (HPV) and was made the 2006 Australian of the Year. He is also a member of the Centenary Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board. Continue reading

How ‘junk DNA’ can control cell development

Centenary Institute Cell

Cell is regarded as one of the most prestigious journal to publish in.

Researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney’s Centenary Institute have confirmed that, far from being “junk”, the 97 per cent of human DNA that does not encode instructions for making proteins can play a significant role in controlling cell development.

And in doing so, the researchers have unravelled a previously unknown mechanism for regulating the activity of genes, increasing our understanding of the way cells develop and opening the way to new possibilities for therapy.

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Motherpedia: How bioinformatics is transforming medicine

Motherpedia

A blog by mothers, for mothers.

Our Executive Director, Professor Matthew Vadas, has guest blogged for Motherpedia this month, a blog by mothers for mothers, on the topic of how bioinformatics is transforming medicine.

Professor Vadas talks about how bioinformatics is critical to the development of personalised medicine and will result in significant changes in prevention, treatment & possibly cures.

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