Powering Breakthroughs in Research

Monday, 1 April 2019

Medical research teams across the University received a huge boost recently with the purchase of cutting-edge medical equipment.

Image of a researcher in front of a microscope smiling at the camera

The purchase was co-funded by the University and The Ian Potter Foundation. The $100,000 philanthropic grant is the second medical equipment grant generously provided by the Foundation.

The addition of the 10x Genomics Chromium Platform brings our researchers to the forefront of single cell sequencing, providing improved understanding of disease development in almost every area of biomedical research – including cancer, stroke, heart disease, neurological conditions, asthma, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease and fertility.

“The equipment provides a multi-dimensional view of diseases, focusing on individual cells, enabling the development of highly-targeted treatments and more accurate biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis. We are very grateful for this generous support.” – Dr Gerard Kaiko (PhD (Immunology and Microbiology) 2011; GC Innovation and Commercialisation 2007; B Biomedical Science (Honours) 2005), Senior Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy.

Read about the latest research breakthroughs you have helped to facilitate at newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation

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