14 Oct

“My head was sewn up & I resumed my work!” How labs have changed since the ’70s

Medical Scientist John Cooper set up the first pathology laboratory in the regional town of Cowra, New South Wales more than forty-five years ago and has seen enormous changes come into the lab over t
30 Aug

Australian-developed HPV vaccine has halved cervical cancer rates in just ten years

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the world’s first cancer vaccine and a report released last month has highlighted some pretty amazing consequences of that vaccine. The Human Papillomavi
29 Jul

AIMS honours the best medical scientists in Queensland

The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) Queensland Branch announced the winners of the inaugural AIMS Queensland Medical Science Awards last week, to recognise and celebrate the excellen
27 Jun

A Rewarding Career in Medical Science – Prompted by Jeff Kennett

Chen Lim is the head of the ‘automated’ biochemistry laboratory at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital. Chen took an unusual path to the world of Medical Science. In fact, it was an opportunity that ar
27 Jun

AACB and AIMS join Pathology Awareness Australia

We’re excited to welcome two new members to the Pathology Awareness Australia board this month; the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) and the Australian Institute of Medical Sc
29 Apr

Getting the microbiology bug: Dr Petra Derrington tells us what fascinates her about microbiology

Microbiology deals with diseases caused by infectious agents (known as pathogens) such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Microbiologists can have roles in both the laboratory and direct patie
18 Nov

Nicole Kidman’s new role shines a light on genetics

Nicole Kidman has taken to the London stage to play Rosalind Franklin, one of the most important yet overshadowed scientists of the 20th century. The impact of her work is still revolutionising geneti
18 Nov

“After nine years I still get a rush out of my work” – up close and personal with the people behind pathology

To celebrate International Pathology Day this month we take a closer look at some pathology professionals to see why they chose their job and what they love about it. Medical Scientist – Alicia T
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