Monash Memo - articles - 18 June 2002
Research lab opened at Peninsula
A new $160,000 research laboratory was opened at thePeninsula campus recently by dean of Science Professor RobNorris.
Located on the second floor of G building, the laboratoryconsists of state-of-the-art facilities for analytical research in thehealth sciences and will act as a research space for staff andpostgraduate students.
Professor Norris said the new facility wouldsupport a range of collaborative working arrangements.
"The researchlaboratory will allow students and staff from Peninsula to engage inresearch that previously would not have been possible," hesaid.
Peninsula campus director Mr John White said the School ofApplied Sciences had a small teaching unit at Peninsula that wouldbenefit from the new laboratory.
"The new facility will provide anopportunity for the development of research that is regional, applied,relatively low cost and, most importantly, team-oriented," he said.
Researchers from the School of Applied Sciences are already using thefacility for research projects.
Mr Tom Jeavons is undertaking jointresearch with Associate Professor Martin Hooper at Gippsland campus intothe implications of fungal contamination in homes and its impact onasthma.
Dr Wayne Sturrock is carrying out diabetes research incollaboration with the University of Melbourne and the Austin andRepatriation Medical Centre, looking at whether melatonin has aprotective impact on the kidneys of people with diabetes.
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