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Austin Research Institute

http://www.ari.unimelb.edu.au
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The Austin Research Institute is a state of the art medical research facility located in the grounds of the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne. The Austin Research Institute, under the direction of Professor Ian McKenzie, has a world recognised team of 100 researchers dedicated to combating cancer and finding ways to treat many common diseases by using the most recent advances in genetic engineering and immunology.

The Austin Research Institute is affiliated both with the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, the University of Melbourne and the Victoria University. The ARI is recognised as a world class research institute.

The Austin Research Institute's research is designed to uncover new ways of detecting and eradicating disease in our community. Most of the work is designed to assist society and reduce health costs for the future. The four main areas of research that the Austin Research Institute is currently involved in are cancer vaccines, organ transplantation, allergy and inflammatory diseases and infectious diseases

 

[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Islet xenotransplantation for diabetes
Chief Researchers: Koulmanda M, McKenzie Prof I, Sandrin Prof M
Duration: 1999 - 2003
Descriptors: DIABETES; TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY; TRANSGENESIS
Research Fields Classification: 270803 Transgenesis
320205 Transplantation Immunology
321004 Endocrinology


The role of Fc receptors and antibodies in normal and pathological immunity
Chief Researchers: Hogarth Prof M, Mottram Dr P, Powell Dr M, Wines Dr B, Harris Dr L
Sponsors: Lupus Association, Arthritis Foundation
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Descriptors: ALLERGY; IMMUNE SYSTEM
Research Field Classification: 320299 Immunology nec


Anti-growth monoclonal antibodies for cancer therapy
Chief Researchers: Xing Dr P, Pietersz Assoc Prof G, McKenzie Prof I
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Descriptor: IMMUNOLOGY
Research Fields Classification: 320206 Tumor Immunology
320299 Immunology nec


Fc alpha RI ligand interaction and membrane organisation
Chief Researchers: Wines Dr B, Hogarth Prof M, Powell Dr M
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Descriptor: IMMUNOLOGY
Research Fields Classification: 320201 Allergy
320207 Autoimmunity
320299 Immunology nec


Novel methods for antigen uptake into the cytoplasm through the antigen presenting cell (APC) plasma membrane
Chief Researchers: Pietersz Assoc Prof G, Apostolopolous Dr V, Loveland Assoc Prof B
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Descriptor: IMMUNOLOGY--CELLULAR
Research Field Classification: 320206 Tumor Immunology


Monitoring immune response using multimeric TCR and MHC complexes
Chief Researcher: Apostolopolous Dr V
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Research Field Classification: 320200 Immunology


Studies of different peptides binding to MHC class I molecules by crystallography
Chief Researcher: Apostolopolous Dr V
Research Field Classification: 320206 Tumor Immunology


Dendretic cells and cancer antigen epitopes for immunotherapy
Chief Researchers: Loveland Assoc Prof B, McKenzie Prof I
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Research Fields Classification: 320202 Cellular Immunology
320206 Tumor Immunology


Complement regulation: Protection against xenograft rejection, ischaemia and reperfusion injury
Chief Researchers: Loveland Assoc Prof B, McKenzie Prof I
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Research Field Classification: 320205 Transplantation Immunology


Biochemistry and cell biology of glycosyltransferases
Chief Researchers: Milland Dr J, Sandrin Prof M
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Descriptor: XENOTRANSPLANTATION
Research Field Classification: 320300 Medical Biochemistry


Structure and function of receptors for IgG (FcgammaR)
Chief Researchers: Hogarth Prof M, Powell Dr M, Wines Dr B, Harris Dr L
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Descriptors: AUTOIMMUNITY; IMMUNOLOGY--HUMORAL
Research Fields Classification: 320200 Immunology
320203 Humoral Immunology and Immunochemistry
320207 Autoimmunity


Structural and functional studies of the Ly-6 superfamily
Chief Researchers: Sandrin Prof M, Harris Dr L
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Research Fields Classification: 320200 Immunology
320204 Immunogenetics


Methods to reduce HAR/DXR by reducing gala (1,3)Gal for xenotransplantation
Chief Researchers: Sandrin Prof M, Milland Dr J, McKenzie Prof I
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Descriptors: IMMUNOLOGY; TRANSPLANTATION BIOLOGY; XENOTRANSPLANTATION
Research Field Classification: 320205 Transplantation Immunology


Immunology of xenotransplantation
Chief Researchers: Sandrin Prof M, Loveland Assoc Prof B, McKenzie Prof I, Milland Dr J, Koulmanda Dr M
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Descriptors: XENOTRANSPLANTATION
Research Field Classification: 320205 Transplantation Immunology


Immunotherapy of cancer
Chief Researchers: McKenzie Prof I, Pietersz Assoc Prof G, Plebanski Assoc Prof M, Loveland Assoc Prof B
Duration: 1995 - 2001
Descriptors: CANCER--BREAST;--COLORECTAL; IMMUNIZATION; IMMUNOTHERAPY; VACCINE--DEVELOPMENT
Research Fields Classification: 320206 Tumour Immunology
321015 Oncology and Carcinogenensis


Functional and structural analysis of glycosyl-transferases using NMR spectroscopy
Chief Researchers: Smallridge Dr A, Sandrin Prof M
Sponsor: VU 2001
Duration: 2000 - 2001
Descriptors: GENE MODIFICATION; IMMUNOSUPRESANTS; TRANSPLANTATION
Research Field Classification: 320200 Immunology

 


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