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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Meet the SIP Team – Dr Tanja Eindorf

Dr Tanja Eindorf is a Research Fellow/Veterinary Surgeon who conducts pre-clinical spinal cord injury models in mice and is one member of the SIP team bringing us a big step closer to developing a treatment for spinal paralysis in humans. 1) Name / where you’re from? Dr Tanja Eindorf, born in Germany, but have been […]

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Meet the SIP Team – Dr Ronak Reshamwala

Dr Ronak Reshamwala is a man with a plan! His role in the project is to drastically improve approaches to spinal cord surgery and find unique and innovative methods behind managing patients on their road to recovery. 1) Name / where you’re from? Dr Ronak Reshamwala, MBBS, Master in Medical Science and Technology. I’m from […]

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Meet the SIP Team – Mo Chen

Mo Chen is our Ph.D student with a big vision and even bigger dreams. His complete passion and dedication for The Spinal Injury Project has seen Mr.Chen tackle the role of creating revolutionary 3D cell culture techniques for the Olfactory Ensheathing Cell (OEC)-based transplantation therapy. 1) Name / where you’re from? My name is Mr […]

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Meet the SIP Team – Assoc Prof Jenny Ekberg

Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg is our Swedish superstar, and the brains behind cell regeneration! 1) Name / where you’re from? Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg, from Sweden. 2) Current role within the Spinal Injury Project? I am a chief investigator of the Spinal Injury Project , which involves managing part of the project that focuses on […]

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