News & Events


At SSRI we have a philosophy of sharing our successes and achievements with the community, giving recognition where recognition is due. We realise that for many of our supporters it is not possible to be intimately involved in the day-to-day progress we are making. In the spirit of keeping them, and anyone else who may be interested, up to date with the noteworthy events and milestones in our growth and development, this page gives an idea of the path that has brought us to where we stand today.

Dr. Kaseko chairs the Hybridoma Technology and Antibody Gene Manipulation session at the BIT Life Sciences’ 2nd Annual International Congress of Antibodies

In recognition of the significant advances made in hybridoma technology at SSRI, and its relevance to antibody gene manipulation, Dr. Galina Kaseko was invited to chair the Hybridoma Technology and Antibody Gene Manipulation session at the BIT Life Sciences’ 2nd Annual International Congress of Antibodies in Beijing, China, on 24 March 2010. In addition to chairing the session, Dr. Kaseko took the opportunity to speak about some of the latest research findings at the Institute, concerning the improvement of antibody yields and [...]


Nobel Laureate Visits SSRI

On 19 February 2010, everybody at SSRI was delighted to experience the rare privilege of welcoming Professor Ada Yonath, joint winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, to our facility. Professor Yonath, together with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas Steitz, mapped the detailed structure of ribosomes, which translate the genetic code of DNA into the many thousands of proteins that form the building blocks and micro machinery animating all living things. In many ways the research we are doing at [...]


SSRI becomes part of the 6th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing

During 19 to 22 July 2009, SSRI’s work on the development of a novel expression system for the production of human therapeutic proteins became a part of the showcase of the latest technological developments at The Sixth Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing held in Montreal, Canada. With over 1,100 delegates representing over 32 different countries and with the objective of  bringing together researchers, academics and industry members with diverse experience to share knowledge, the World Congress offered an unparalleled [...]


Federal Member Tanya Plibersek visits SSRI

Tanya Plibersek, the Australian Federal Parliament’s Member for Sydney, visited SSRI on 9 July 2009 as part of her tour of the facilities we share with ATP Innovations as her constituents. During the course of her visit we had opportunity to give her a tour of our laboratories and discuss the significance of our research to the Australian biotechnology industry and its standing in the world. Ms. Plibersek was very interested in the work we are doing and asked many questions that [...]


SSRI goes to Bangalore Bio 2009

During 18 to 20 June 2009, SSRI was one of the research organisations attending the Bangalore Bio 2009 Conference held at the Hotel Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa High Grounds, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. This event was promoted by the Department of IT and Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka and the Vision Group on Biotechnology. Being one of the largest and most productive biotech events for the life sciences industry in Asia for the previous eight years, speakers from across the globe, including France, Germany, [...]


SSRI welcomes the National Defence College of Thailand

The National Defence College of Thailand is the supreme military college in the country. On 22 January 2007 the Stephen Sanig Research Institute welcomed a delegation from the college. The college’s major role is to foster cooperation between military executives and civilian authorities, in the areas of strategic planning and overseeing the country’s national security. The delegation was led by Major General Attanop Sirisak, Deputy Superintendent of the College and was hosted by Drs. Galina Kaseko and Tohsak Mahaworasilpa, Executive Directors of SSRI, [...]


Visit of a delegation from Chiang Mai University, Thailand

On 27 October 2006, the Stephen Sanig Research Institute (SSRI) welcomed a delegation from the Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. After being briefed on the history of the Institute, its objectives and its current and future research programs, Associate Professor Nikorn Mangkorntong, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and leader of the delegation, introduced a range of research projects being undertaken within his Faculty with the possibility of a staff exchange program between his Faculty and the Institute. The [...]


Dr. Kaseko features on the ABC’s 7.30 Report

On 13 September 2006 the ABC’s 7.30 Report did a story on the Institute’s work in developing a broad-spectrum vaccine targeting meningococcal disease. The story featured the Institute’s Dr. Galina Kaseko speaking about meningococcal disease and the possibilities for its prevention. The transcript may be read here.


SSRI and Faculty of Science at UNSW host Prof. David Naor

On 18 October 2005, the Stephen Sanig Research Institute and the Faculty of Science at the University of New South Wales were very pleased to host an eminent scientist, Professor David Naor, the Milton Winograd Professor for Cancer Studies at Hebrew University’s Hadassah Medical School. In his 1967 PhD thesis, Professor Naor was the first to describe the immunoglobulin-like B cell receptor, laying the groundwork for the emergence of modern immunology.  Over almost four decades his work has focused on understanding [...]