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2013 Research Grant Awards

The Leukaemia Foundation is proud to continue to support the work of Australia's best blood cancer researchers through our grant awards. New grants awarded in 2013 are listed below. Continuing grants awarded in previous years can be found at Past Research Grant Awards.

PhD Scholarships
2013 -2015

Area of Research

Per Annum

Mr S Hogg
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
$120,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015 Sponsored by the fundraising of Light the Night ‘Shooting Star’ 2013, Matt Bousejean

Developing drugs that turn off blood cancer genes while improving anti-cancer immunity  more

$40,000

Ms T Vu
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD
$120,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

Investigating factors which may cause genetic changes in leukaemia  more

$40,000

Ms H Lim
Australian Centre for Blood Disease, Monash University
$80,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2014

Understanding how gene regulatory factors influence leukaemia  more

$40,000

PhD (Clinical) Scholarships
2013 - 2015

   

Dr B Aubrey
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC
$180,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

Determining the role of mutant p53 in the sustained growth of Myc-driven lymphomas  more

$60,000

Dr R Cooke
The University of Melbourne, Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, VIC

$180,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

Researching how myeloma cells can alter the immune response  more

$60,000

Dr C Fong
The University of Melbourne, Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, VIC

$180,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

Targeting epigenetic changes in leukaemia stem cells  more

$60,000

Dr G Gregory
The University of Melbourne, Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, VIC

$180,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

How does a newly identified gene cause leukaemia and influence treatment responses?  more

$60,000

Dr S Chiu
Australian Centre for Blood Disease, Monash University

$180,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

Finding better cures for acute leukaemia  more

$60,000

Dr A Henden
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

$180,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

Utilizing interferon to promote leukaemia eradication  more

$60,000

Dr B Withers
University of Sydney/Westmead Millennium Institute, NSW
$180,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015 Sponsored by the fundraising of Light the Night ‘Shooting Star’ 2013, the Community of Orange, ‘A Taste of Orange’ PhD

Use of immune cell infusions to treat blood cancers and treatment related infections  more

$60,000

Senior Research Fellowship
2013 - 2017 

   

Dr Mark Dawson
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
 $1 million – 2013 to 2017

Understanding how abnormal regulation of DNA contributes to leukaemia  more

$200,000

Post-Doctoral Fellowships 
2013 - 2015

*Partnership with Cure Cancer Australia Foundation

 

Dr M Koyama*
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD
$300,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

Controlling immune responses after bone marrow transplantation  more

$100,000

Dr W Parker*
Centre for Cancer Biology, SA
$300,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

Predicting treatment response and disease progression in chronic myeloid leukaemia  more

 $100,000

Dr S Broughton
The St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, VIC
$300,000 – Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

Structure-based drug design for acute myeloid leukaemia  more

 $100,000

Research Grants-in-Aid

2013

   

Dr A Yong, Professor T Hughes et al
Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group, VIC & Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, SA
Jan to Dec 2013

Harnessing the power of the immune system to improve survival and achieve cure in CML$100,000 – Jan to Dec 2013  more

 $100,000

Dr K Jacobson et al
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC
Jan to Dec 2013

How cancer precursor cell survival and movement are controlled  more

$100,000 

Dr S Lane et al
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD
Jan to Dec 2013

New treatments for acute leukaemia  more

 $100,000

Dr A Unnkirishnan & Associate Prof J Pimanda
University of New South Wales, NSW
Jan to Dec 2013

Identifying the differences between cancer stem cells and normal stem cells  more

$100,000 

Dr M Ghisi et al
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Jan to Dec 2013

Profiling cooperating mutations and transcriptional patterns in MLL-rearranged AMLs  more  

 $100,000

Dr C Carmichael & Dr B Kile
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC
$100,000 - Jan to Dec 2013

Elucidation of the mechanisms involved in the development of AML driven by ETS-related gene ERGa  more

 $100,000

Dr M McCormack, Dr B Sheilds et al The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC Jan to Dec 2013

Targeting non-cycling stem cells in T-cell acute leukaemia (T-ALL)   more

 $100,000

Associate Professors D White, Charles Mullighan et al 
Centre for Cancer Biology, SA
Sponsored by the fundraising of Light the Night ‘Shooting Star’ 2013, Matt Jackson Jan to Dec 2013

Improving outcomes for children with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia   more

 $100,000

Dr A Wei ,Prof D Huang et al
Monash University/The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC
Jan to Dec 2013

Targeting survival pathways in acute myeloid leukaemia for therapeutic benefit   more

 $100,000

Dr S Glaser, Prof Don Metcalf et al
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC
Jan to Dec 2013

Role of pro-survival BCL-2 proteins in leukaemia   more

$100,000