Mr Shakeel Mowlaboccus has recently won awards for his research into sequencing whole genomes to identify the emergence of a penicillin-resistant cluster in meningococci in WA. Shakeel won the New Investigator Award in the Biomedical Science category (offered by the WA Department of Health), along with the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) Becton Dickinson Travel Award.
Several Telethon Perth Children's Hospital Research Fund Awards (Round 5) have recently been won by UWA staff. They include:
- Professor Rhonda Clifford
Methotrexate in Seriously Sick Kids (MiSSK); personalised cancer treatment using pharmacogenomics to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of cancer care when treating seriously sick children
- Dr Matthew Kemp
Ex-vivo uterine environment (EVE) therapy for extreme preterm birth
- Dr Wai Lim
Improve immuNologiCal assessment to improvE PaediaTric kidney transplantION outcomes (INCEPTION)
- Professor Lee Yong Lim
Palatable and chewable tramadol chocolate-based tablets for effective pain management in young paediatric patients
STAFF PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Gillian Trahorsch, Admissions Manager, participated in the Perkins Institute Ride to Conquer Cancer over the weekend 21-22 October, riding 200km from South Perth to Mandurah and back. Joining with other UWA staff in the Woodside team, they were able to raise over $300,000, with the whole event raising $4.1 million for the Perkins Institute. If you’re interested in joining the team next year, email Loai Khalayli from Woodside for more information.
Jay Jay Jegathesan, HDR Coordinator Graduate Research School, narrated the short film iRony, which explores the relationship between man and technology. Directed by his son Radheya Jegatheva, the film has won 22 awards including Best International Experimental Film at the Adana International Film Festival, Turkey and Best Short Film at the 'Earth Talks' Film Festival, Prague. The film has also been selected to play at 76 international film festivals.