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2012 Grant Recipients

PhD Scholarships
2012 -2014

Area of Research

Per Annum

Mr N. Gherardin
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Researching how myeloma cells can change T cell subsets to enhance disease progression  more

$40,000

Mr B. Liddicoat
St Vincent’s Institute, VIC

Role of RNA editing during normal blood development and the formation of cancer  more

$40,000

Mr M. Witkowski
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

Understanding therapy resistance in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)  more

$40,000

Ms M. Shien Cheong

CD8+ DC cross presentation and graft versus leukaemia  more

$40,000

Ms Danielle Tindle

Conceptualising meaning in life: The experiences of young adult cancer survivors  more

$40,000

PhD (Clinical) Scholarships
2012 - 2014

   

Dr K. Ma
Westmead Millennium Institute, NSW

White cell therapy in bone marrow transplant patients to prevent infection and cancer  more

$55,000

Dr P. Tan
The Alfred Hospital, VIC

Discovering new treatments to target Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)  more

$55,000

Dr J. Gordon
The Centenary Institute, NSW

Determining who will respond to nilotinib treatment in patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)  more

$55,000

Dr S. Lee
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

What are the biological events that lead to acute Leukaemia?  more

$55,000

Dr D. Yeung
Institute for Medical and Veterinary Science, SA

Predicting drug effects using mutation markers in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)  more

$55,000

Post-Doctoral Fellowships
2012 - 2014

(Funding partnership with Cure Cancer Australia Foundation)

 

Dr S. Suryani
Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, NSW

Improving the treatment of childhood acute leukaemia with targeted therapy  more

$100,000

Dr M. Bywater
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Predicting clinical success of a novel inhibitor of ribosomal RNS synthesis  more

$100,000

Research Grants-in-Aid
2012

   

Dr L. Ashton
Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, NSW

Genetic variation and the infection risk in children after bone marrow transplantation  more

$100,000

Associate Professor Ross Hannan
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

A new target for the treatment of blood cancers  more

$100,000

Dr Marco Herold
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

Cell survival proteins in cancer  more

$100,000

Dr D. Izon
St Vincent’s Institute, VIC

Vitamin A treatment of T-cell leukaemia  more

$100,000

Dr K. Mason
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

Evaluating an attractive drug for treating blood cancers  more

$100,000

Dr M. McCormack
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

Finding new therapies to target stem cells that cause T-cell leukaemia  more

$100,000

Associate Professor W. Phillips
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Do mutations in PIK3CA gene cause lymphomas?  more

$100,000

Associate Professor L. Purton
St. Vincent’s Institute, VIC

Involvement of the HOXA1 gene in blood cell diseases  more

$100,000

Associate Professor M. Gandhi
Queensland Institute for Medical Research, QLD

The role of immunity in a new and highly aggressive lymphoma that arises in the elderly  more

$100,000

Dr S. Lane
Queensland Institute for Medical Research, QLD

Targeting stem cells to treat leukaemia and related diseases  more

$100,000

PdCCRS in Partnership with Cancer Australia 2012

 

 

Professor Andrew Zannettino and 
Professor L. Bik To
SA Pathology

Evaluating elevated N-cadherin expression as an indicator of poor prognostic response to therapy in myeloma patients more

$581,533