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Microscopy Blog - 12 July 2019 - What's so special about EM?

In the past week, the Bio21 Institute has received a cryo-electron microscope (EM) Glacios. The instrument belongs to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), but in exchange for housing the microscope we receive shared access to it.

Director's Blog - 21 June 2019 - The Art of Communication

Communication is as much about listening as it is about speaking or writing.

Director's Blog - 11 June 2019 - A Visionary Veterinary Research Institute and beyond

If you go to the second floor of the Nancy Millis building common area, you get a good view of the demolition of the 1950 additions of the old Veterinary Research Institute. 

Director's Blog - 17 May 2019 - (1855 - 1910) From horses to courses...

On lunchtime walks through Parkville, you may have noticed a replica of a horse head jutting out of the corner of the historic ‘North Market Wall’ enclosing the ‘Bio21 precinct’ on the corner of Park Drive and Storey Street.

Director's Blog - 5 April 2019 - Gender and diversity, an issue of fairness..

No one can deny that academic science is a very competitive industry. Having established a ‘Women of Bio21 Committee’, initially led Uta Wille and continued by Diana Stojanovski, as an Institute we recognise that there are challenges and that we need to take action.

Director's Blog - 11 March 2019 - Island life...

One wonderful thing about being an island, is that Australia has some fantastic coastline!

Director's Blog - 4 February 2019 - Power of platforms..

It’s deceptively quiet at the Institute at the moment, as many of us bunker down in our offices, intensely preparing research grant applications for government funding through the ARC and NHMRC.

Director's Blog - 5 March 2018 - Investing in people..

In my last message, I reflected on the importance of renewing platform technology facilities at Bio21. I also mentioned the importance of investing in and recruiting highly skilled people with expertise in applying these technologies to their research.

Director's Blog - 9 February 2018 - Packages of possibility

Christmas has passed and the New Year has commenced. Grant-writing season is in full swing and we’ve almost forgotten those rainforest walks and the smell of the ocean. Then, a tardy package arrives in the mail and for short while, we recall the joy of unpacking presents. 

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