Joe White's legacy advances medical research

Joe White's legacy advances medical research

From refrigerators to laser systems, the Joe White Bequest has a long history of supporting the purchase of medical research equipment here at the institute.

This year a gift from the Joe White Bequest has supported more than 130 of our scientists undertaking cancer research.

Joe White ran one of Australia’s largest malting companies from 1896 until his death in 1959, aged 86. Since then, Mr White’s legacy has ensured institute researchers have had access to vital equipment and technology.

New equipment leads to new discoveries

Professor Tony Burgess from our Structural Biology division said keeping the institute’s technological resources up to date is an important way to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of medical discoveries.

“There is always a need to update systems and embrace new technology to bring our understanding of human disease to a new level.” Professor Burgess said.

“This year the gift from the Joe White Bequest provided funding to purchase a suite of equipment including a centrifuge, incubator and microscope platform. They will be used for investigating potential treatments for colon cancer patients.”

Philanthropic support making a tangible difference

Donations from the Joe White Bequest and the wider community play an integral role in advancing research. Most of our equipment is purchased thanks to philanthropic support.

To hear more about how you can support medical research, please email Jane Turner or phone 03 9345 2840.

Professor Tony Burgess and Dr Chin Wee Tan
Professor Tony Burgess and Dr Chin Wee Tan are working towards new treatments for colon cancer.

 

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Tue, 13/10/2015 - 4:47pm