Students Give Presentations on Research Projects
Congratulations to the Department's 400-level research students on their recent seminar presentations to the Department. The students outlined their research projects which will form the basis of their Honours, Diploma in Science, or Masters degrees this year. These presentations were also assessed and graded by Academic staff as part of the ANAT 458 paper: Current topics in anatomical science.
Graduation a Special Occasion
May graduation was a special occasion for the Anatomy Department with twenty nine students graduating with degrees from the Department - eight PhDs, two Masters, five BBiomedSc, three BSc Honours and eleven undergraduate BSc degrees.
Research Aids Transplant Success Rate
When a person receives an organ or tissue transplant, there is a risk that the immune system will attack the new tissue because it does not have the same cellular markers as the recipient's body. Associate Professor Niels Hammer, PhD student Stefan Schleifenbaum, colleagues from orthopaedic surgery and from biophysics in Leipzig, Germany are trying to reduce this risk by creating biological scaffolds for surgical soft tissue repair which resemble the biomechanics of the transplant region.