Entries by Jennifer Huynh

Discovery of a rare human gene mutation that causes MAIT cells to disappear

A collaboration between Monash Health, the Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA) and researchers at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute has led to the discovery of a rare single gene mutation in a patient that eliminates an immune cell population, namely MAIT cells. This study’s journey began with a patient of Dr Samar Ojaimi from Monash Health who […]

Congratulations to Rachel: Faculty Three minute thesis (3MT) 2020 finalist

An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit… 3 minutes Watch our PhD student, Rachel Farquhar’s 3 minute PhD thesis video: The skinny on fats – Fats and your immune system Competitors were not judged on video/ recording quality or editing capabilities. Judging focused on the presentation, ability to communicate […]

Call for immunology to return to the wild

A multidisciplinary research team from more than 10 universities and research institutes has outlined how integrating a more diverse set of species and environments could enhance the biomedical research cycle. The viruses that cause COVID-19, AIDS, Ebola, and rabies – among others – all made the lethal jump from wildlife into humans. In an article […]

Our new research collaboration with Janssen to tackle coeliac disease

Monash University has signed a multi-year research collaboration with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to advance the understanding of the immune mechanisms underpinning Coeliac Disease and inform the development of new methods of diagnosis and treatment. The research will be led by Professor Jamie Rossjohn from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute. The […]

Mapping the Structure of a Covid-19 Protein, NSP9

A team of researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging at Monash University, using the Australian Synchrotron, have determined the 3D-structure of a SARS-CoV-2 protein at atomic resolution. Determining the shape of a protein is a key step in understanding its function and role in viral replication. The COVID 19 virus only produces 27 […]