Professor Mark Gorrell, Head of Centenary’s Liver Enzymes in Metabolism and Inflammation Program has received a Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) Postgraduate Research Coordinator of the Year (Medicine) Award for 2019.
The Award acknowledges outstanding knowledge, commitment and care in higher degree research supervision at the University of Sydney as nominated and judged by research postgraduates.
“This award is a great pleasure because it is from the students who are my focus in facilitating their navigation of the university system and their career progression to attain a high level training degree,” says Prof Gorrell.
Professor John Rasko AO has led a world-first clinical trial into engineered stem cell treatment use, treating 15 patients with steroid resistant acute graft-versus-host disease.
Centenary Institute research has discovered that the lack of an enzyme in the liver called sphingosine kinase 2 results in pronounced insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both symptoms of early stage type 2 diabetes.
Research led by the Centenary Institute has shown that a healthy weight and coffee consumption may help lower the risk of high-risk drinkers developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis.