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Bryan Leaw

Year of Award: 2016 Award State: Victoria Science > Biology
The Dr Dorothea Sandars Churchill Fellowship to ascertain if amnion cells be used as a treatment for cerebral palsy - USA
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Lessons Learned

  • Development of the rabbit model of cerebral palsy will require significant upgrades to the facilities available back in Melbourne. This trip gave me a vital in-depth understanding of how to perform the surgery and what changes need to be made.
  • Unexpectedly, whilst on a meeting at Mount Sinai, Toronto, I met a PhD student from a maternal research group who was developing a model of pre-eclampsia that our laboratory has been interested in. I received vital advice on developing the model and received the contact details of the trainer who will train us.
  • Optimisation of common molecular lab assays as well as better ways of organising data storage. The advances in assay technology available here certainly merit introduction back in Melbourne. Developed strategies for equipment grant EOIs. 
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