These awards were given as part of Sydney Local Health District’s annual Innovation and Research Symposium in May 2022:
L-R: Dr Joanneke Maitz, Burns Group, Dr Anthony Cutrupi, Northcott Neuroscience and Dr Joe Dusseldorp, Burns Group
Dr Joanneke Maitz receives “The Annual Health Research Infrastructure Award 2022” from Sydney Research
From Dr Joanneke Maitz: “The Annual Health Research Infrastructure Award 2022 was awarded for a project that Anthony and I are working on: Rejuvenating patients own skin cells for the treatment of burn injuries. Anthony and I are developing rejuvenated autologous skin cells using partial reprogramming techniques. We are combing the techniques we use in burn injury to isolate autologous human dermal fibroblasts together with a technique derived from pluripotent stem cell reprogramming, bridging the Burns Research Group with the Northcott Neuroscience Group to advance the clinical treatment of burn injuries. The award will allow us to purchase a transfection system to enhance our transfection efficiency. ”
L-R: Dr Joanneke Maitz, Burns Group, Dr Anthony Cutrupi, Northcott Neuroscience GroupDr Anthony Cutrupi from the Northcott Neuroscience Laboratory presenting “Backwards in Time: A Way Forward for Wound Healing” at The Big Idea.
Dr Joe Dusseldorp wins “The Big Idea” from Sydney Local Health District
Dr Joe Dusseldorp, from ARI’s Burns Group has won The Big Idea from Sydney Local Health District for his anti-spasticity micro-implant which aims to help patients living with muscle spasticity, like cerebral palsy, to regain muscle tone and control. Dr Dusseldorp won $45 000 in pre-seed funding to continue his research.
Dr Joe Dusseldorp, Burns Group winning “The Big Idea”
More information: https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/sydneyconnect/story-The-Big-Idea-winner.html