Launch of the Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) Nepean
We are delighted to announce the launch of MBI Nepean, which will be led by Associate Professor Benjamin Tang, assisted by Professor Ralph Nanan. MBI Nepean will focus initially on the pathogenesis and diagnosis of severe respiratory virus infections, and links to the CPC Nepean initiative that investigates the establishment of the neonatal microbiome – in particular its influence on the developing immune system and susceptibility to childhood infections.
This represents a major milestone for the MBI.
MBI Nepean will be the first new campus to join the original three (Westmead, Camperdown and Camden) that started the collaborative network helping to grow a successful partnership with infectious diseases, immunology and biosecurity community in the west.
Associate Professor Guy Eslick - Research Director
When a young medical researcher was undertaking his PhD in 1997 at Nepean Hospital he had no idea that nearly 20 years later he would be asked to take an appointment to lead Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District’s new stronger commitment to supporting local research.
Associate Professor Guy Eslick from the Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney has taken on the new role of Research Director to promote and help facilitate research across the District.
Read more:Nepean Medical Researcher Comes Full Circle
Professor Ralph Nanan - Director of the Charles Perkins Centre Nepean
A $1.1m government grant will allow researchers at the children’s hospital and the Charles Perkins Centre Nepean to undertake a four-year trial from next year.
The trial will involve 150 children taking boiled peanuts and a special supplement developed by the CSIRO, which provides protection from the allergen.
See the Channel 9 interview with Professor Nanan