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
21 Aug

For the love of blood

Haematology is the study of blood. The work of a laboratory haematologist focuses on diseases affecting the blood. When investigating blood disorders a Haematologist may also examine the production of
17 Aug

It’s not you it’s me: when giving blood is for the donor

Sometimes giving blood can be really good for you. Haemochromatosis is a genetic condition that affects 1 in 200 Australians. Sometimes known as inherited iron overload disorder, it causes an exces
9 Jul

The hidden healthcare heroes saving soldiers’ lives

The hard work and dedication of pathology professionals is mostly unseen by the public in civilian life but is even more invisible when it comes wearing camouflage. Know Pathology Know Healthcare deci
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