Big congratulations to Nabangshu for successfully passing his PhD oral examination today. Nabangshu performed very well during the oral. He gave a very clear presentation about his findings, actively engaged in discussions with his examiner, and showed excellent knowledge about his work. Getting a PhD is a well deserved achievement for Nabangshu, who led multiple projects from scratch to completion during his studies. More importantly, he showed a great passion in biotechnology. I believe his hard work and energy are clear demonstration about his potential as an independent researcher in the future. Well done!
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Nabangshu gave a very engaging seminar on the use of enzymes to degrade environmental pollutants at today’s Friday School of Chemical Sciences Research Seminar series. Well done Nabangshu!
Check out our new paper on the validation of TDP1 as an inhibition target for the development of new cancer chemosensitizers in Oncology & Therapy today. Thanks especially to Dr Euphemia Leung (ACSRC), Jinal and Dr Jóhannes Reynisson (Keele University) for your hard work. Well done everyone!
Congratulations Dr Naasson Mbenza for our new paper in ChemBioChem. In this paper, Naasson found out CO is an inhibitor of the human oxygen sensing enzyme PHD2 by using CORM-2 as a in situ CO donor. Thanks Naasson for your perseverance and hard work, and to our collaborators for your help and support!
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Finally we are able to return to Bio21 after the Victoria lockdown. Today we continue to set up our new laboratory. Here Vito is showing off his brand new Eppendorf pipette pen!
Congratulations Dr Naasson Mbenza and Dr Jinal Patel for officially graduating with your PhD today at the 2021 Winter Graduation Ceremony. Sorry I couldn’t join your ceremony due to the Victoria lockdown but I am very proud of your achievements. Well done!
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Very excited that the first major delivery for the new laboratory has arrived today (centrifuges, pipettes & thermomixer in case you are curious) just in time before the imminent lockdown in Victoria. Looking forward to more deliveries and to finally start doing some experiments here at the Bio21 Institute. Thanks Vito (new MSc student) for your help in setting up the laboratory! Stay safe everyone
Thank you Dr Yuning Hong for hosting me today at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. It was great to be able to visit in person, and thanks for the opportunity for us to share our work, and I really enjoyed learning about the interesting science that the Institute is doing!
Thanks Dr Lee Alissandratos for your invitation to host me today for an online seminar at the Research School of Chemistry at ANU. It was a great opportunity to share our work and to make new networks & catching up with old friends & colleagues!
Congratulations Dr Ryan Dixon for successfully passing his PhD oral examination today! Ryan accomplished an amazing multidisciplinary PhD (with A/Prof. Sperry, Prof. Curtis and Ivan) that involved organic chemistry, chemical biology and cell biology to identify compounds and cellular targets that relates to neuroplasticity. He is now postdoc with Maurice at the FMHS! Well done Ryan!