March 2011 LAM update

Results of the clinical trial known as the “MILES TRIAL” are now available. Click here to read more on our Scientific Research page.

A LAM Science Seminar and presentation by visiting LAM Scientist, Professor Vera Krymskaya, from the University of Pennsylvania to scientists and researchers at the Malaghan Institiute of Medical Research took place in Wellington on March 4th;

Dr James Baty with Prof Vera Krymskaya at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

The Seminar coincided with the handing over of a cheque for $40,000 from the New Zealand LAM Trust to Professor Mike Berridge; Research Professor and Group leader of the Malaghan’s Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology team.

LAM Director Bronwyn Gray hands over a $40,000 cheque to Professor Mike Berridge to fund LAM research

The full amount of this funding will be dedicated to the continuation of the Institute’s LAM research programme and was received from the Trust’s major benefactors:

  • The Douglas Charitable Trust and The David Levene Foundation
  • The Trustees thank both the Levene Foundation and the Douglas Trust for their ongoing support of our research programme at the Malaghan and for their generosity and commitment to the investigation into finding a cure for LAM!!!

Peter Gordon created ‘A Dinner to Die for’ fundraiser held in March 2011

At the end of March the Trust will host a fundraising dinner created and cooked by long time LAM Trust supporter and NZ’s most well known London based chef, Peter Gordon; Peter will create ‘A Dinner to Die for’ at Sky City’s Grand Hotel and the Trust wishes to thank Peter for his time and expertise and most of all, his unflagging support for what we are working so hard to achieve. Very special thanks go to Villa Maria Wines and to Kennedy Point Vineyard on Waiheke Island for their donation of matching wines for the 5 course meal.

Jeans for Genes Day in February was a somewhat quiet affair as our hearts went out to the people of Christchurch; however donations from staff at a number of businesses and organisations, who supported the Christchurch earthquake appeal, also managed to wear jeans and think genes on the day. Our J for G day new date is planned for April 15.