GMRI scientists lead the way in solving crippling hand disease
People suffering from Dupuytren’s disease could ultimately regain the function of their hands and quality of life, thanks to the international award winning work of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute (GMRI). Read more
GMRI scientists to present at the International Stem Cell Conference
Dr Swee Tan, Executive Director, and Dr Tinte Itinteang, Chief Scientific Officer, will be attending and presenting at the 10th International Conference on Cancer Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in London, to be held in June. Read more
Justin Lester, Wellington City Mayor, visits the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute
I was delighted to visit Dr Swee Tan, Paul Baines and the team at the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute in February. I found the visit a valuable experience in understanding some of the background to important and internationally significant scientific breakthroughs that are happening in the health space. Read more
Microscope a key contributor to Gillies McIndoe Research Institute research programme
Talk of an FV1200 Olympus ‘laser’ confocal microscope with live cell imaging means nothing to most people – but to the GMRI it’s a prized possession which has assisted with many scientific breakthroughs. Read more
Former Gillies McIndoe Research Institute students’ success
The GMRI is helping to produce a new generation of high achievers in the medical research field.
Ranui Baillie, a first-year house surgeon at Palmerston North Hospital, and Lucy Sulzberger, a final year University of Otago medical student, are two such people.
Dr Swee Tan: “A wonderful occasion”
“The Gala Dinner was a wonderful occasion. We are extremely grateful for the support and contribution made by many people and organisations. Read more
The Strawberry Birthmark Story
In a world first achievement, the team led by Dr Tan and their collaborators succeeded in transforming strawberry birthmark stem cells into fat cells, bone cells and red blood cells. Read more
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Take our ‘virtual tour’ of the GMRI’s laboratory facilities
We are very fortunate to have many supporters throughout New Zealand and around the world. But not everyone gets the chance to see behind the scenes in our world-class lab facilities in Newtown, Wellington. This video has been made so you can view these, meet some members of our team and learn more about what we do.