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With over 200 scientists, doctors and staff, the Institute is a very busy place! On this Blog page you'll find a collection of stories from behind the scenes at Australia's Home of Heart Research.

From opinion pieces to Q&A's, myth-busting articles and top tips from the experts, we hope you are thoroughly entertained! Happy reading! 

WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Award-winner Dr Monique Bax shares her career story from farming to law, to construction and finally, to accomplished heart researcher.

15 October 2020

Tips on writing a successful research grant

Our Research Grants Officer, Naomi Arbon, has written a quick guide on how to approach your next research grant application.

14 October 2020

WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Dr Inken Martin followed a different career path after treating patients with heart disease, realising the difference she could make in heart research.

17 September 2020

WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Professor Diane Fatkin is dedicated to investigating how genes can cause heart disease in families; her story is a special one.

9 September 2020

A TRIBUTE TO BOB GRAHAM

In his 25 years as the founding Executive Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, there would be times that raced by with the speed and excitement of a Royal motorcade.

1 September 2020

A MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN MATTHEW GROUNDS

"It has been an enormous privilege to be the Chairman of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute as we celebrate its 25th Anniversary."

28 August 2020

WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Dr Audrey Adji has been awarded a scholarship for women in health and medical research. After a demanding and stressful year, it couldn't have come at a better time.

14 August 2020

WOMEN IN SCIENCE

"My top 3 tips for PhD students" - Innovation Award winner, Dr Jeanette Villanueva shares her journey from PhD student to Senior Scientist.

31 July 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Optimism is Misplaced

Hopes for the rapid return to a normal life hinge on the development of an effective vaccine. But is this realistic?

8 May 2020

Field of Dreams

At 16, Dr Chris Stanley, left school to pursue a rugby career. It didn't work out. Starting over, he found his true calling in the laboratory.

1 May 2020

Women in Science

Dr Sarah Scheuer has always had a passion for discovery. In this Q&A, Sarah discusses her research and shares some advice if you're considering doing a PhD.

3 April 2020

Women in Science

What's it like to be a woman in science? Here, Dr Anita Ayer explains why she chose a career in STEM, and her top tips for getting ahead in research.

29 January 2020
Prof Peter Macdonald Heart Transplant

Ace of Hearts

He's best known for his work in heart transplantation, but Professor Peter Macdonald is also helping Indigenous Australians look after their heart health.

23 May 2019

STEM isn't just for boys

Only 16 per cent of Australians qualified in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women. In this opinion piece, Dr Inken Martin asks why?

19 February 2018

OPINION PIECE

Are young researchers missing out in science's survival of the fittest? Dr Louis Wang says they are particularly vulnerable when resources are scarce.

3 June 2015