Business Development Manager:
Ms Di Arnott
Centre for Neonatal Research and Education
The University of Western Australia (M550)
35 Stirling Highway
Western Australia 6009
Phone: (+61 8) 9340 1208
Fax: (+61 8) 9340 1266
Contact us by email
The CNRE aims to prevent death and disability associated with diseases in newborns by increasing knowledge and understanding of clinical, biochemical and physiological processes of health and disease in young infants.
Funding for equipment, travel, and seed projects is now available for researchers associated with the NHMRC Preterm Infants Centre of Research Excellence. Please submit your application by 24th October.
Congratulation to CNRE researcher Dr Tobias Strunk, whose paper Infection-induced Inflammation and Cerebral Injury in Preterm Infants has just been published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The Lancet is the world's leading general medical journal.
We are pleased to announce that our new Graduate Diploma and Master of Neonatology have commenced! The next intake will be February 2015.
Domestic student application form
International student application form
If you have any questions, please contact Di Arnott.
Members of the CNRE, along with colleagues from four other Australian States, were awarded a $2.5 million Centre of Research Excellence by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The Centre for Improving Immediate and Long-Term Outcomes of Preterm Infants will have a unique holistic approach to developing new treatments for preterm infants, with specialists in infection, immunology, nutrition, cardiology, respiration and neurodevelopment working together.
CNRE co-Director Prof Jane Pillow has been awarded a $1.7M grant from the National Health and Medical Research Fund (announced 23rd October 2013) to study the effects of mechanical ventilation and postnatal steroids in preterm lambs. CNRE researcher Dr Andy Gill is a co-investigator on this grant, the second largest awarded to UWA researchers in this round of NMHRC funding.
CNRE co-Director Prof Jane Pillow and Clin Sr Lecturer Tobias Strunk were successful in the Telethon-Perth Children's Hospital Research Fund grant round announced 18th October, 2013. Prof Pillow received funding to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of adminstration of steroids to babies born preterm, while Dr Strunk will study the prevention of late-onset sepsis through the use of anti-microbial proteins and peptides.
A feature from UWA News on the Centre of Research Excellence
A story in The Weekend West about the Centre of Research Excellence
A feature on the ABC about breakthroughs in human milk banking by CNRE researchers
A feature on ABC's 7:30 Report from 2nd March 2012 on work by Prof Karen Simmer, Dr Tobias Strunk, and Dr Andrew Currie.
A story from UWA News on Prof Jane Pillow's High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation study.
A story from The West Australian about a preterm baby enrolled in a CNRE study on the benefits of probiotics.
A story from The West Australian on a study to reduce the incidence of deadly infections in newborns