News Highlights

New PEI and PERT course

New PEI and PERT course

A new course was launched last week on pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), through the Surgical and Translational Research Centre at the University of Auckland.  It was timely as dietitians can now prescribe enzyme...

Virtual Visiting Professorship In South Africa

Virtual Visiting Professorship In South Africa

This week Professor John Windsor provided a critical review of research projects at a symposium in the Department of Surgery at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Masters and doctoral students, from both Science and Medicine, are making significant...

Collaborating with the Augmented Human Lab

Collaborating with the Augmented Human Lab

STaR Centre is growing our networks and our new collaborators based in Auckland Bioengineering Institute are changing the world with a vision to Humanize the Technology. The Augmented Human Lab led by Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara is a team of...

Spin-out Elbaware on Seven Sharp

Spin-out Elbaware on Seven Sharp

"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." - Oliver Wendell Holmes This is what happened when clinicians, engineers and scientists came together, motivated to address a common problem made visible by the Covid-19...

Meet our STaRs: Tim Angeli, PhD, a biomedical engineer

Meet our STaRs: Tim Angeli, PhD, a biomedical engineer

A centre focused on surgical disease does not mean we are centre of clinicians alone. We are lucky to collaborate with a talented and diverse group of people. Tim Angeli is a Rutherford Discovery Fellow and Senior Research Fellow with the Gastrointestinal (GI)...

Elbaware – STaR Spinout demonstrates MedTech in action

Elbaware – STaR Spinout demonstrates MedTech in action

STaR Centre directors Prof. John Winsor, Anthony Phillips and lead Engineer Bruce Stokes have developed an innovative solution, adding to the suite of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against SARS-CoV-19 (Covid-19). Their spin out company Elbaware has...

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month

"One of the ways to improve cancer care is to ensure that no regions are lagging behind. We also need to focus on Māori to ensure there’s equity in access and care." Professor John Windsor. A debilitating and notoriously hard-to-beat disease, pancreatic cancer can go...