Prof David de Kretser

Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor
Centre for Reproductive Health
Hudson Institute of Medical Research

david.de.kretser@monash.edu

Licensing opportunities

Via a start up company, Parnata Biosciences, opportunities are present for commercial development of follistatin as an anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic agent
ic agent
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Research Activities

Role of the activins and follistatin in inflammation and tissue repair with specific foci on cystic fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome and on reproductive tissue damage and the effects on male fertility and studies of their roles in transplant pathophysiology

Techniques/Expertise

Assays for the activins and follistatin in serum and tissues, clinical samples of a variety of diseases Immunocytochemistry, light and electron microscopy
Transgenic models for the study of these proteins
Available recombinant follistatin

Collaborations

External:
Robyn O'Hehir and the lung transplant unit at the Alfred Hospital
Karen Dwyer
Peter Cowan at St Vincents Centre for Immunology
Jane Girling
Peter Rogers at Univ of Melbourne
Prof Ville Pettila at the Univ of Helsinki
Brett Lidbury at ANU
Andreas Meinhardt at the Univ of Giessen, Germany
MIMR-PHI Institute:
A/Prof Mark Hedger
Carl Sprung
Craig Harrison
Peter Stanton
Jock Findlay

Disease Models

Via Univ of Giessen, models of inflammatory disease in the male reproductive tract
Database of more than 2000 DNA samples from infertile men

Websites

mimr-phi.org/

Other Lab Members

Adnan Sali
Susan Hayward
A/Prof Mark Hedger

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 28

    World Hepatitis Day

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  • Aug 16

    12th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference

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    19th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections

    Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre MORE INFO