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
PHARMAC’s announcement timely for World Head and Neck Cancer Day
“PHARMAC’s announcement of its decision to extend its HPV vaccination programme is timely given that 27 July was World Head and Neck Cancer Day,” says Dr Swee Tan, executive director of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute (GMRI), which is involved in cutting-edge cancer research. Read more.
Graham Langridge, founding board member, honoured
The Gillies McIndoe Research Institute has honoured the late Graham Langridge, a long-time supporter and board member of the Gillies McIndoe Foundation (GMF), which established the GMRI, by establishing a scholarship to support PhD students. Read more
GMRI honours ‘shapers of lives’
The eminent late plastic surgeon Dr Max Lovie and highly-regarded plastic surgery nurse, Christina (Tina) Ackland, whose work impacted on thousands of people, were honoured at the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute (GMRI) recently. Read more
GMRI researchers discover process to treat excessive scarring
Fibrotic conditions, characterised by excessive bodily scar formation, affecting various organ systems, currently do not have satisfactory treatment. But that could be a thing of the past thanks to researchers at the GMRI. Read more
Dr Tan honoured with prestigious Kea Award
We are delighted that Dr Swee Tan, the GMRI’s Founder and Executive Director, is the recipient of a prestigious Kea 2015 World Class New Zealand Award. Read more
Cancer Cure 10-15 years away?
The team at the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute believes a cure for cancer could be as little as 10-15 years away. 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.