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ACRF Centre for Compound
Management and Logistics

ACRF_Virgin_closeup_croppedCompounds Australia has been awarded a $2 million Australia Cancer Research Foundation grant to enable a transformative compound management platform within the new ACRF Centre for Compound Management and Logistics at Compounds Australia.

This project will support establishing a transformative acoustic compound management platform, with specialised integrated software, within the compound management facility and will enable Australian cancer researchers’ access to the most advanced compound management capability available, thus accelerating cancer target validation and drug discovery efforts nationally.                                                                                   

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The new ACRF Centre for Compound Management and Logistics was championed by Professor Vicky Avery (Griffith University), Professor Ross Hannan (ANU), Associate Professor Kaylene Simpson (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre), Professor Ross McKinnon (Flinders University) and Professor Kum Kum Khanna (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute), all of whom are current users of Compound Australia’s research services. They were supported at the interview by the Griffith University Pro Vice Chancelor for Sciences, Professor Andrew Smith, and Moana Simpson, Manager Compounds Australia.


Many thanks to this supportive team for their time, effort and confidence in Compounds Australia.

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First User Group Meeting

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Compounds Australia is hosting their first User group meeting on the 13th December at 9 AM (AEST)/10AM (AEDT).  If you were not included in the initial communication, please email compounds-australia and we’ll provide the necessary link to join the discussion. 


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On the Road and In the Air - Australia, New Zealand, China, USA and Canada

NZ photo_600 wideCompounds Australia has been on the road and in the air promoting the facility, meeting with new and ongoing members and visiting a site or two abroad.
Moana and Lavinia attended the Queenstown Research Week  symposium in August. It was a great event and we are looking forward to welcoming New-Zealand-based members in 2019. 
3152121234333736400At the same time, Rebecca attended the GRIDD/SIMM conference providing a snapshot presentation on the facility in Shanghai (as well as a couple of side trips -here’s Rebecca at the Great Wall 😊).                           
Moana provided presentations and updates to members at University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute. This was Compounds Australia’s first visit out to Perth and I am looking forward to a follow up visit in 2019.

Recently Rebecca and I exhibited at the 2018 Functional High Throughput Technologies Australia (FHTTA) meeting at ANU. And just last week we co-exhibited with our friends at the Community of Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery (CO-ADD) at the RACI Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Conference held in Brisbane.

20181117_193701_250Finally, I have just finished a 2-week whirlwind tour of USA and Canada attending the SLAS 2018 Americas Sample Management Symposium: Managing Samples from Bench to Clinic in Boston and presenting an e-poster on Compounds Australia: Planning beyond 2020. This networking event is a great opportunity for Compounds Australia to benchmark and discuss all things compound management with fellow leaders and managers within industry and pharma. I did manage a quick trip to the US side of Niagara Falls – it really was that cold 😊.

Compounds Australia endeavours to sponsor or exhibit at a couple of conferences annually so please email through any suitable conferences to ensure we’re reaching our target audiences.

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Acknowledging Compounds Australia

 

20181024_121105At the recent FHTTA meeting at ANU, several presentations acknowledged Compounds Australia.  This was greatly received and has been recorded for reporting purposes. Special thanks to Dr Amanda Aloia, Flinders University CellScreenSA for highlighting their use of the Open Access Drug libraries in their presentation. Great job Amanda!

Compounds Australia does not operate a “full-cost” recovery model and therefore is reliant on researchers, institutes and members to acknowledge Compounds Australia’s value. It is these metrics that ensure Compounds Australia’s survival in a highly competitive funding environment.

Acknowledging need only be a single line in print or papers, or the use of the logo in presentations and a quick email informing Compounds Australia of these acknowledgements.


To aid with acknowledgement, all our emails to research users now include suggested acknowledgement text below the signature bar. This should ensure the suggested words are always at hand. 
For provision of the logo email compounds-australia@grifith.edu.au.

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Operations Update

The new Hamilton Verso has been in production for 4 months. The storage unit is holding all the current microplate libraries in low and standard density formats and will house our new 0.7mL FluidX microtube (500uL working volume). Any new libraries submitted in 2019 will be dispensed into our new microtube with existing microtube libraries being transferred in 2019-2020.
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Paris McSwaine joined Compounds Australia in September 2018. Paris recently worked at the Red Cross Blood Services holding testing and processing technician roles. In the past 3 months, Paris has been trained on several processes within Compounds Australia and is working closely with Rebecca and the CA Team during her training phase. Welcome Paris!

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Always remember...

Remember to include compounds-australia@griffith.edu.au in all your email communications for one of the staff to reply in a timely manner.

 
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