Three Melbourne students considering careers in biomedical research have just returned from the Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy.
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Learn how to keep motivated on long-term projects from Prof Bruce Barry, management expert at Vanderbilt University in this Up Close podcast “Going the distance:Lessons in  staying motivated on long-term projects”.

Principal Investigators: Prof Heather Young, UoM A/Prof E. Michelle Southard-Smith, VU Progress: Following a 2 week visit by postdoctoral fellow to Dr Southard-Smith’s laboratory at Vanderbilt in April 2012 the Melbourne laboratory now has the expertise and reagents to isolate, culture and analyse neural crest stem cells. This expertise will form part of a Discovery …
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Principal Investigators: Prof Frances Separovic, UoM Prof Terry P. Lybrand, VU Progress: Significant progress has been made on both computational and experimental components of the project. Simulations are currently underway and will be further facilitated by purchase of additional computing resources. Melbourne PhD student Daniel Weber spent a month at Vanderbilt to learn protein modelling. …
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Principal Investigators: Dr Berlin Boughton (UoM) Dr Jeffery M. Spraggins (VU) Progress: This project focuses upon developing methods for the spatial analysis of metabolites in plant tissues using Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation (MALDI) mass spectrometry. During 2012 Dr Broughton visited Vanderbilt twice for training in Mass Spectrometry. Results from these experiments have incorporated into …
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