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2014 Archive News

  • PolyTB: A genomic variation map for Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Scientists reveal the cause of one of the most devastating pandemics in history
  • Professor Sorrell named in NHMRC High Achievers List
  • MBI Launch 5 Dec 13: The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) was launched on 5th December 2013 at a special event held at the University of Sydney. Keynote addresses were made by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales; Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Sydney; Professor Bruce Robinson, Dean of the Sydney Medical School and Professor Tania Sorrell, the inaugural Director of the Institute. Previously called the Sydney Emerging Infections and Biosecurity Institute, the renaming signals a new beginning of multidisciplinary research and education in the field of infectious diseases. The Institute will link medicine, veterinary sciences, biological science and social sciences across the campuses of the University to tackle infectious diseases locally and globally. Speaking at the event Her Excellency Professor Bashir said: "If we are to safeguard people in Australia and across the world from emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, we need the exciting cross-disciplinary research being undertaken by this new institute at the University of Sydney. It is indeed a deeply felt privilege to have my name associated with an institute whose fine professionals will be meeting the challenges of these diseases with considerable commitment, innovation and scientific skill." View launch video
  • ABC Radio Interview: 15 April 2014 | Medical experts are warning that drug resistant tuberculosis is now such a problem in the Asia Pacific region that it could overwhelm health systems - Associate Professor Ben Marais
  • Australian Network News: 14 April 2014 | Calls for action on 'dire' drug-resistant TB threat in Asia and the Pacific - Associate Professor Ben Marais
  • Timor-Leste NTD Program to commence in 2014 - The Timor-Leste Minister of Health reviewed the final draft of the National Integrated NTD Elimination Plan and Budget plus other supporting papers and has taken the decision that the program will commence nationally in 2014. This is a fantastic outcome from a three year capacity building and advocacy program that has been led by USyd Professor Peter McMinn and Fundu Isin Diak. The draft plan is available from Professor McMinn.
  • Congratulations to Dr Gregory Fox - Congratulations to Dr Gregory Fox, Clinical Lecturer in the Central Clinical School, who was awarded the 2013 Rita and John Comforth Medal for PhD Achievement.