Director General CERN announces $25M Australian centre on origins of universe

Media Release

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Isssued by the University of Melbourne

The Director General of CERN, Switzerland, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, has announced a new $25m Australian Research Council Centre to explore the origins of the universe after the big bang at the Australian Institute of Physics Congress today.

Led by the University of Melbourne, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Experimental Particle Physics at the Terascale will explore particle physics at terascale energies (a million million electron volts) through the ATLAS experiment, which is a giant particle detector attached to Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Read More about Director General CERN announces $25M Australian centre on origins of universe

Backgrounder: How do we kill rogue cells?

A molecular assassin literally punches its way into rogue cells say a team of Melbourne and London researchers. Their discovery is published today in Nature.


More effective treatments for cancer and viral diseases; better therapy for autoimmune conditions; a deeper understanding of the body’s defences enabling the development of more tightly focused immunosuppressive drugs—these are some of the wide-ranging possibilities arising from research published in the science journal Nature on Monday 31 October by research groups at Monash University and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, and Birkbeck College in London.
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Genographic ‘snapshot’ provides insights into Melbourne’s genetic melting pot

Results from Journey of Your Genes Public Swabbing Event Revealed

MELBOURNE (3 Dec, 2009), The Governor of Victoria, His Excellency Prof. David de Kretser, AC, shares the same Y chromosome ‘haplogroup’ with World Vision’s  Tim Costello with both men’s Genographic Project DNA test showing they are R1b – migrating out of Africa around 45,000 years ago and eventually living in Europe (70% of men from southern England belong to this group).

Their ‘deep ancestry’ Genographic Project results form part of an interesting ‘snapshot’ looking at Melbourne’s diversity Read More about Genographic ‘snapshot’ provides insights into Melbourne’s genetic melting pot

Genographic 'snapshot' provides insights into Melbourne's genetic melting pot

Results from Journey of Your Genes Public Swabbing Event Revealed

MELBOURNE (3 Dec, 2009), The Governor of Victoria, His Excellency Prof. David de Kretser, AC, shares the same Y chromosome ‘haplogroup’ with World Vision’s  Tim Costello with both men’s Genographic Project DNA test showing they are R1b – migrating out of Africa around 45,000 years ago and eventually living in Europe (70% of men from southern England belong to this group).

Their ‘deep ancestry’ Genographic Project results form part of an interesting ‘snapshot’ looking at Melbourne’s diversity Read More about Genographic 'snapshot' provides insights into Melbourne's genetic melting pot