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Dr

Adrian Achuthan

Senior Research Fellow
Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Monocytes
Macrophages
Dendritic Cells
Cytokines
Chemokines
Transcription and Epigenetic Factors
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
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Dr

Adrian Achuthan

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Exploring the functional roles of leukocytes in the progression of inflammatory disease
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Dr

Adrian Achuthan

 

After completing my PhD at the University of Melbourne (2007), I did my post-doctoral training at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology Institute, Singapore with an Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship. I pursued a short stint at the Burnet Institute in 2009, before returning to the University of Melbourne in 2010.

I led a small research team to conduct a commercial contract research towards identifying a GM-CSF gene signature under the auspices of as MorphoSys AG, conducting Phase I anti-GM-CSF clinical trial in rheumatoid arthritis. Following the successful completion of the trial, GlaxoSmithKline acquired the rights to conduct Phase IIb clinical trials. Subsequently, I was instrumental in securing a four-year commercial research contract with GlaxoSmithKline to investigate the molecular mechanisms responsible for GM-CSF-mediated inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. A number of publications in leading journals and a significant patent emerged from this. In 2018, I was appointed as the Honours Coordinator at the Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital overseeing the largest cohort of Honour students in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Projects

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Additional Information

2017 Milstein Travel Award by International Cytokine and Interferon Society, Cytokines 2017 Conference in Kanazawa, Japan 2017 Travel Grant by Society for Cytokines, Inflammation and Leukocytes, 13th World congress on Inflammation, London, UK 2016 Travel Award by ELSEVIER, 100 Years of Phagocytes Conference, Sicily, Italy 2014 Travel Grant by CASS Foundation, FEBS-EMBO 2014 Conference, Paris, France 2010 ASBMB Fellowship, Experimental Biology 2010 Conference, Anaheim, CA 2009 Travel Award by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Annual Scientific Meeting, Anaheim, CA 2008 Endeavour Research Fellowship, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Adrian Achuthan.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2003

Postgraduate

Melbourne Research Scholarship

1999

Undergraduate

Melbourne Access Scholarship

2

Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Research Fellow

Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital

Member

Australasian Society for Immunology

Member

International Cytokine & Interferon Society

Member

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Member

International Society for Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis

Member

Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Education

Education


Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)

University of Melbourne

PhD

University of Melbourne

Master of Applied Finance

Kaplan Professional

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