Australasian Neuroscience Society Conference

Recently, five members of the Spinal Injury Project team were invited to present their research at the 39th Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) conference in Adelaide, South Australia. This conference hosts scientific researchers and clinicians from all over Australia with several international speakers invited to talk about their work. A/Prof Jenny Ekberg presented about the three-dimensional […]


New Funding for Nerve Bridge Research

Griffith University was recently awarded an NHMRC ideas grant for $715,000 which will help investigate and develop “self-assembling, self-adhering nerve bridges for large gap nerve injuries”. CONGRATULATIONS to the Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research and the Spinal Injury Project team leaders A/Prof James St John and A/Prof Jenny Ekberg from Menzies […]


Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation’s Incredible Donation

Special thanks to the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation for their generous donation of $14,000 recently. The Perrigo Foundation’s mission is an extension of the company’s vision to make lives better in the communities they serve. Established in August 2000 as the philanthropic arm of Perrigo Company plc, the Foundation supports initiatives that promote investments in […]


SIP researchers to present at SLAS 2020 Conference in San Deigo, California

There were happy faces recently, when two PhD candidates in the Spinal Injury Project lab at Griffith University found out that they were awarded the prestigious Tony B. Academic Travel Award application by the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening’s Program Committee to present their research at the SLAS2020 International Conference and Exhibition. The conference […]


Brisbane Legends Lunch 2019

On Friday October 18th we enjoyed our Brisbane Legends Lunch and with the help of an incredible crowd we raised over $115,000! Guests were entertained by emcee and comedian Vince Sorrenti and enjoyed canapes and a beautiful 2 course lunch at Gambaro’s. Also in attendance were some of Australia’s greatest sporting Legends including; Sam Thaiday, […]


SIP Week 2019 a record breaker!

SIP Week encourages everyone to drink all beverages through a straw, just like those with a spinal injury, to help raise funds to find the cure for paralysis. This year SIP Week ran from September 16th to September 22nd 2019 and a record amount of donations were raised; $123,000! Over 2,600 donations were made to […]


Clinical Trial Update – Spinal Injury Project

Clinical Trial on Track For 2020 In September 2019 the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation announced an independent contract research organisation (CRO) has been appointed to progress a potential human clinical trial in 2020 as part of the Spinal Injury Project with Griffith University. The major research therapy is currently Australia’s greatest hope of a […]


The Southport School (TSS) SIP Week Launch

As part of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation launched their SIP Week fundraising campaign at TSS on the Gold Coast. Perry Cross delivered an inspiring address to the Year 11 students and discussed mindfulness, setting goals, working hard and developing meaning and purpose in life. The year 11 students […]


PCSRF announced as 2020 Gold Coast Fundraising Ball beneficiary

The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation is very proud to be announced as a charity beneficiary of the 2020 Gold Coast Fundraising Ball. The Gold Coast Fundraising Ball, formerly known as the Bruce Lynton Charity Ball, was founded by Bruce and Beric Lynton back in 2001. Since then it has grown to become one of […]


New Funding Announcement!

In September 2019 the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation announced it will provide an additional $86,666 in funding to Griffith University’s  Spinal Injury Project. The funds are to support the development of a new generation of nerve bridges to repair the injured spinal cord. The Spinal Injury Project team has recently developed a new technology […]


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