Congratulations to Andrew Rodda and his successful application with the Jack Brockhoff Foundation

The MIME Management team would like to congratulate Dr Andrew Rodda on receiving an Early-Career medical research grant from the Jack Brockhoff Foundation. His project, "Multiplexed detection of Multiple Myeloma-related mutations in circulating cell-free DNA" is a collaboration with Simon Corrie (Chemical Engineering) and Andrew Spencer (The Alfred, Australian Centre for Blood Disease) that was originally funded through the 2015 MIME seed funding round. The project aims to develop new assay techniques that can be used for screening free-floating DNA in patient blood samples for DNA that contains cancer-related mutations. This will allow clinicians to probe for large numbers of different mutations simultaneously, and thereby choose the most effective forms of treatment based on the mutational status of the patient. The grant will provide $39k to fund the research through to the end of 2017.