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$84 million translational research facility officially opened

March 2016 - Launch of the Translational Reserach Facility

The Australian Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, has officially opened the Translational Research Facility at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) yesterday (Thursday, March 10). The new $84million Translational Research Facility brings together researchers, clinicians, and patients in an innovative collaboration that allows patient needs to better inform medical research.

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Launch of Australia's first Fluidigm single cell Centre of Excellence

September 2015 - Frontiers of single cell genomic medicine at Monash Health Translation Precinct

On Friday 4 September, Monash Health Translation Precinct’s (MHTP) Single Cell Genomics Centre was awarded Australia’s first Single Cell Centre of Excellence by internationally-renowned biotechnology company Fluidigm, making it the first in the southern hemisphere.

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Awarded for Excellence in 2012

March 2013 - The MHTP Medical Genomics Facility was the joint winner of the inaugural Monash Technology Research Platform Award for Excellence. Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Infrastructure), Professor Ian Smith, conferred the award in early March 2013.

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Official launch of the ACRF for Cancer Genomic Medicine

October 2012 – Professor Bryan Williams (MIMR Director) and Mr Russell Caplan (ACRF Board Member) hosted the official opening of the ACRF Centre for Cancer Genomic Medicine, which was opened by The Hon. Simon Crean, Federal Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts.

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Gandel Charitable Trust funds DNA sequencing facility upgrade

March 2011 - The generous donation will provide researchers and clinicians with the highest possible level of microbial diagnosis and identification through the purchase of an Applied Biosystems MicroSeq Microbial identification System. Using DNA sequencing technology, the system accurately identifies microbial (bacteria or fungal) infection in patients or for medical research.

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High Content Screening Flagship Projects recipients

March 2011 - A lung cancer project and an investigation into the innate immune response and mitochondrial function are the joint winners of the 2011 MIMR Flagship Project.

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The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) awards 1.6M funding to the Monash Health Translation Precinct

November 2010 - This grant will enable the Monash Health Translation Precinct to establish the ACRF Centre for Cancer Genomic Medicine (ACCGM). The establishment of the ACCGM will allow a greater insight into the nature of the genes involved in cancer. This will be invaluable not only for cancer prognosis, but also for identifying patients that may or may not respond to new therapies.

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Ten Year Anniversary

April 2009 - 2009 marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the DNA Sequencing Centre within the Monash Health Research Precinct (MHRP). Established in 1999, with a grant from the Wellcome Trust, the Centre was renamed the Gandel Charitable Trust Sequencing Centre in recognition of a generous grant from the Gandel Charitable Trust to purchase a new Genetic Analyzer.

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Gene Expression Service Provider Program

August 2008 - The Gandel Charitable Trust Sequencing Centre joined the Applied Biosystems Taqman Service Provider Program facilitating access to a range of real-time PCR gene expression applications.

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The Gandel family launches DNA Sequencing Centre

April 2006 - John and Pauline Gandel, and Laurence and Stephanie Joseph from the Gandel Charitable Trust joined members of the Monash Health Research Precinct Sequencing Committee to celebrate the launch of the Gandel Charitable Trust Sequencing Centre. The event recognised a significant gift from the Gandel Foundation to purchase a new DNA sequencer for the Precinct.

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