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2010 Grant Recipients

Philip Desbrow Senior Research Fellowship
2010 – 2014

Area of Research

Per Annum

Dr Carl Walkley
St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, VIC

Cell division, blood stem cells and proliferative disease (MDS) more

 

$200,000

PhD Scholarships
2010 - 2012

   

Ms S. Charmsaz
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

EphA proteins may be therapy targets in leukaemia (LEUKAEMIA) | more

$40,000

Ms U. Sansom -Daly
University of NSW, NSW

Where to after treatment? A new way to support young people with cancer and their parents (PSYCHOSOCIAL)| more

$40,000

Ms L. Schafranek
Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, SA

Eradication of leukaemic stem cells using therapy combinations in CML (CML) | more

$40,000

Ms L.Varghese
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

Understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood stem cell activity (LEUKAEMIA/LYMPHOMA) | more

$40,000

Mr D. Watkins
Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, SA

Defining the unique characteristics of CP-CML patients that respond poorly to imatinib (CML) | more

$40,000

Mr J. Wong
Westmead Millenium Institute, NSW

Targeting signaling in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) | more

$40,000

PhD (Clinical) Scholarship
2010-2012

   

Dr A. Johnston (PwC Fellowship)
John Curtin School of Medical Research, ACT

Identification of genetic changes in aggressive B-cell lymphomas and impact on tumour growth (LYMPHOMA) | more

$55,000

Dr C. Wallington-Beddoe
Westmead Millenium Institute, NSW

New therapies for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)| more

$55,000

Post-Doctoral Fellowships
2010-2012

   

Ms T. Clinton-McHarg
University of Newcastle, NSW

Psychosocial outcomes in blood cancer: role of treatment centre structures and processes (PSYCHOSOCIAL) | more

$94,064

Dr M. van Leeuwen
University of NSW

The risk of haematopoietic cancer in people hospitalised with an processes autoimmune disease (EPIDEMIOLOGY) | more

$91,000

Dr M. McKenzie
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

Understanding the molecular basis of lymphoma cell death

(LYMPHOMA) | more

$99,000

Research Grants-in-Aid
2010

   

Dr G. Best and Assoc Prof S. Mulligan
Kolling Institute, NSW

A novel agent targeting the HSP90 protein in CLL (CLL) | more

$100,000

Dr H. Cullup
Mater Medical Research Institute, QLD

Methods to prevent GVHD after transplantation (GVHD) | more

$100,000

Assoc  Prof P. Ekert Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VIC 

Blocking Hox genes to treat leukaemia (LEUKAEMIA) | more

$98,000

Dr S. Fuller et al
University of Sydney, NSW

Study of genes that cause CLL (CLL) | more

 $100,000

Assoc Prof D.Gill and Dr N. McMillan
Princess Alexander Hospital, QLD

Novel growth factors in CLL (CLL) | more

 $100,000

Dr C. Hawkins
La Trobe University, VIC

Definition of the mechanism by which capase-2 suppresses lymphomagenesis (LYMPHOMA) | more

 $56,256

Dr K. Mason et al
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

Promoting cell death to improve treatment of CLL (CLL) | more

 $100,000

Dr P. Neeson and Assoc Prof D. Ritchie
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

A new CLL model that aids better understanding of the disease and how to treat it effectively (CLL) | more

 $98,000

Dr J. Pimanda
Prince of Wales Clinical School, NSW

Do leukaemic cells adopt blood stem cell properties to induce leukaemia? (LEUKAEMIA) | more

 $98,000

Dr L. Purton and Dr M. Askmyr
St Vincent’s Institute, VIC

Helping blood cell numbers recover after transplantation or chemotherapy | more

$98,000

Assoc Prof D. Ritchie and Dr P. Neeson
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Using the immune system against CLL (CLL) | more

$50,000

Dr S. Ting and Dr S. Russell
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Understanding how blood and leukaemia cells function (LEUKAEMIA) | more

$50,000

Dr S. Vuckovic and Dr L. Catley
Mater Medical Research Institute, QLD

Regulatory role of  VEGF on human dendritic cells in multiple myeloma – infiltrated bone marrow (MM) | more

$100,000

Honours Scholarship
2010

   

Mr T.Colgan (di Giacomo Scholarship)
University of Western Australia, WA

Developing a method to isolate notch-induced cancer cells (LEUKAEMIA) | more

$10,000

 

New Investigators Grant
2010

   

Ms Kaija Strautin    

University of Western Australia, WA

 

Measurement of blood markers to determine cell therapy treatment for graft versus host disease (GVHD) | more

$5,000

 

Cancer Australia PdCCRS Funding Partnership
2010

   

 Dr John Seymour
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Randomised phase III trial to assess response adapted therapy using PET in newly diagnosed advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) | more

$36,000

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