Prof Dave Winkler: modelling and simulating complex matter
Professor Dave Winkler's work on computational molecular design is internationally acknowledged. His research focuses on modelling and designing complex matter such as materials, cells, biomaterials, and bioactive agents like drugs and therapeutic proteins.
Australian bat lyssavirus
In 1996, a new virus was discovered in Australian bats - identified as a lyssavirus, this virus is a close relative to common rabies found overseas. Since its discovery, bat lyssavirus has killed two people in Australia.
Dr Peter Daniels: Theme Leader - Diagnosis, Surveillance and Response
Dr Peter Daniels is involved in numerous animal health projects in South-East Asia, focussing on diagnosis and control of disease and development of laboratory quality systems. He is responsible for coordinating the delivery of Australian Animal Health Laboratory's routine and emergency diagnostic services.
Dr Sharon Edwards: using textiles to support and guide tissue growth
A research scientist at CSIRO's Materials Science & Engineering, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Dr Edwards is investigating medical applications of textiles, in particular, the use of textiles to support cell growth and tissue regeneration, healing damaged tissues, such as nerves.
Rubber from resilin research paper
A team of CSIRO scientists have copied resilin, the elastic protein that facilitates flight and jumping in insects. As reported in Nature (13 October 2005), the team was the first to clone a portion of the resilin gene from fruitfly and turn it into the most resilient rubber known.
Advance in bowel cancer test research
Australian researchers have developed gene expression biomarkers which can accurately discriminate pre-cancerous and cancerous colorectal growths from non-cancerous controls.
Sydney: North Ryde, NSW (CSIRO North Ryde)
CSIRO's North Ryde site is in the heart of Sydney's hi-tech hub and near Macquarie University. More than 500 staff members work in mining, food, manufacturing, sustainability, health, petroleum and more.
Mr Robin Cranston: at the forefront of advanced fibre research
CSIRO is developing textile arm and leg sleeves for preventing skin tears in the elderly and bed-ridden. Nearly 15 per cent of people in high-care nursing homes have a skin tear at any one time, according to research at the Victorian College of Pharmacy.
Preventative Health Flagship UPDATE
The Preventative Health Flagship’s goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through the prevention and early detection of chronic diseases. UPDATE is the newsletter containing current news from this initiative.
Preventative Health Flagship overview
The Preventative Health Flagship is working to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through research into prevention and early detection of common chronic diseases.
Flagship research into prevention, early detection and intervention is uncovering new ways to improve the health and well-being of Australians.
In 1994, a deadly new virus threatened to stop Australia's premier horse race – the Melbourne Cup. This virus is now known as Hendra virus.