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Institute News
Today the Children’s Cancer Foundation and My Room celebrated 15 years of funding groundbreaking childhood cancer research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI). Together, they have invested more than $7 million in a broad range of innovative projects at MCRI, which has made a tremendous difference to cancer research over the years. This support includes research project funding, clinical trial staffing, clinical research training fellowships, and establishment and support of biobanking (storing biological samples in a repository for research). MCRI Director Professor Kathryn North AM thanked the Children’s Cancer Foundation and My Room for the longstanding and significant commitment and contribution they have made to cancer research at MCRI. “Without amazing support from organisations like the Children’s Cancer Foundation and My Room this work cannot be undertaken,” Prof North said. “Funding from the Children’s Cancer Foundation and My Room is so important to our research.”
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Student News
The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Department of Paediatrics, based at the Melbourne Children's Campus, have exciting and diverse research projects that encompass laboratory, clinical and public health projects.
Research News
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham MP, Minister for Education and Training, and The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, today awarded a team headed by St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research Associate Professor Stuart Mannering and his collaborator Professor Ed Stanley, from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), a $1.5million Innovation Award for research into type 1 diabetes
Student News
The Institute runs a Secondary School Work Experience Program tailored to Year 10 students interested in exploring a career in research. This program gives students an opportunity to experience different aspects of the Institute including laboratory and non-laboratory based researched and meeting scientists in action.