April 2023

PDMSInc visit Westmead Institute for Medical Rearch

On Wednesday 19th April our shed members and partners / friends were invited to s special tour of the WESTMEAD INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH by one our newest and treasured members Dr Thomas TU.

What a great day …. inaugural Director and highly awarded Professor Tony Cunningham gave a presentation on the history the institute and also went in to some riveting detail on the shingles virus and vaccine being worked on at the institute.

We had a tour of some of the facility with presentation and showings of equipment. There are so many highly educated, talented and enthusiastic people in this team.

We learnt a whole bunch of new words (like Flow Cytometry, Genomics, clean labs, wet labs …..) we’ll never remember half of these it’s like a whole new language.

We also saw one of the next generation Cytometry machines (WIMR being one of 5 in the world to have one)… so new no one really knows what it can do, but are rapidly finding amazing uses …. This machine can photograph 50,000 cells for up to 50 different “markers” per second ….. REVOLUTIONARY.

we would love to see you visit our shed and see our technology …. a bit more basic then yours !!!!!

HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT WIMR for such a professional and well organised tour ….