Scope 48 - News under the microscope

30 July 2012, Supporting the Malaghan Institute

These guys might just be our craziest supporters!

Greig Rightford & William Tokona are both dedicated personal trainers that have set themselves the goal of completing the Marathon of the Sands in April 2013. The race is a 6-day 243km run across the Sahara Desert. It has been described as “the toughest foot race in the world”, due to the harsh terrain and the searing forty-degree heat. Their entire campaign is dedicated to raising funds for the Malaghan Institute, which is amazing – and we’d like you to support them in any way you can.

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Great NZ Trek 2012

The Great New Zealand Trek began in 2006 from the top of NZ as an annual week long event trekking the length of the country in stages, by travelling on horseback, mountain bike or even walking. The Trek also raises funds to help to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and as such, Kitty Johnson, Trek Coordinator, was proud to recently present a cheque for $30,000 to the Malaghan Institute for our MS research programme.

Recent Grants (Mar – Jun 2012)

Our sincere thanks to the following Trusts and Foundations for their recent support:

  • WJ Thomson Estate
  • Infinity Foundation Ltd
  • Lion Foundation
  • Cuesports Foundation Ltd

Golf Tournaments

The Friends of the Malaghan Institute Annual Charity Golf Tournaments are approaching fast with the following details confirmed:

  • Hawkes Bay – Friday 26th October at Hastings Golf Club
  • Auckland – Friday 2nd November at the Grange Golf Club
  • Wellington – Friday 2nd November at Manor Park Golf Club

For more information about becoming aHole Sponsor or entering a team, please contact Tanya Fulcher on 04 499 6914 ext. 811 or tfulcher@malaghan.org.nz

A popular publication

When a scientist makes a research discovery they publish it in an international scientific journal so that their new knowledge can be shared with the rest of the scientific community. The more other scientists refer to this work by citing it in their research publications, the more significance is placed on the original piece of work.

A 1993 publication by Prof Mike Berridge and research fellow An Tan describing how a dye used to screen for anti-cancer drugs works, hit the 500 citations milestone this month. This is no mean feat for New Zealand-based research and we congratulate Mike and An on their pivotal piece of work.

 

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