Fostering the next generation of medical researchers

Fostering the next generation of medical researchers, the Mater Medical Research Institute (MMRI) has worked with Somerville House Senior Biology students for over 15 years, undertaking short research projects as part of their Year 12 Extended Experimental Investigation.

This year, four of our high performing Year 12 Biology students participated in a six-week program with scientists based at the Translational Research Institute. These students researched the topics of ‘Identifying Novel Genes Expressed by Dendritic Cell Subsets’, and ‘Why Heterotropic Ossifications (HO) occur in patient with spinal cord injuries’, presenting their findings to the MMRI.

We congratulate the students who were involved in the program this year, and thank Mater Queensland for this incredible real-world experience.