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Professor Sharad Kumar co-director of the CCB is the winner of the Lemberg Medal 2013
28th February 2013
The Lemberg Medal is the highest honour awarded by the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) to members. Professor Kumar will be presented his medal at the Combio Meeting in Perth in September this year.
Dr Michael Samuel awarded a Future Fellowship
15th August 2012
The CCB is proud to note that one of its Florey Fellow has been awarded a Future Fellowship for 4 years. Dr Samuel's project is directed at understanding the role of Rho in cell signalling and cancer progression in the skin, colon and other organs.
CCB Researchers awarded new Cancer and Diabetes grants
20th April 2012
Dr Cameron Bracken and Prof Greg Goodall have been awarded a 3-year grant by the Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) to study the global response of microRNA target genes in epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Dr Yeesim Khew-Goodall has also been awarded a 1-year grant from Diabetes Australia Research Trust to study novel aspects of insulin signalling in Type 2 diabetes.
Clifford Prize for Cancer Research was awarded to Vishva Dixit at the 5th Barossa Meeting
30th November 2011
The Clifford Prize for Cancer Research was awarded to Dr Vishva Dixit for his pioneering work on the machinery of cell death, which has dramatically altered our understanding of the molecular events required for programmed cell death and pro-inflammatory signalling in cancer. The prize was awarded at the 5th Barossa Meeting on the theme "Cell Signalling and Molecular Medicine", which concluded on Saturday November 26th.
CCB wins 16 new NHMRC Project grants and 3 Fellowships
17th October 2011
Researchers from the Centre for Cancer Biology have been awarded $9.6 million in new NHMRC Project Grants in the 2012 round as announced this morning.
Members of the CCB Faculty achieve recognition
16th October 2011
Associate Professor Greg Goodall an affiliate member of the University of Adelaide has been recognized for his excellent performance through academic promotion to Professor.
CCB Researchers awarded Senior Cancer Research Fellowships
22nd September 2011
CCB Researchers Dr Loretta Dorstyn and Dr Phillip Gregory have been awarded 3 year Senior Cancer Research Fellowships through the South Australian Cancer Research Collaborative.
Adelaide researchers discover important familial cancer gene
4th September 2011
Researchers from the Centre for Cancer Biology at SA Pathology have led an international
collaboration in identifying the inherited gene defects which predisposes some people to
develop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
5th Barossa Meeting
20th July 2011
Registrations have opened for the 5th Barossa Meeting to take place in the Barossa Valley from 23rd to 26th November 2011 on the theme of Cell Signalling and Molecular Medicine:
Call for nominations for the Clifford Prize for Cancer Research
20th July 2011
The Clifford Prize for Cancer Research is an International Prize that we instituted in 2005 to award those exceptional individuals whose outstanding cancer research can lead to significant clinical outcomes. The Prize, awarded at the biennial “Barossa Science Amongst the Vines” conference, consists of a Perpetual Trophy, an ad hominem glass sculpture and a magnum of Australia’s most famous wine Penfold’s “Grange Hermitage”.
Note that it is a requirement that the recipient of the award attends the Fifth Barossa Meeting to receive the award and to present a talk describing the work that has led to the award. Nominees will be judged by an independent panel of Australian Scientists
CCB holds inaugural AGM
16th June 2011
Two years after its inception the Centre for Cancer Biology held its inaugural Annual General Meeting. Guest speakers were the Honourable John Hill MP, Minister for Health and Professor Joe Trapani, Director of Research at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre who congratulated the Centre for its vision and achievements to date. The CCB Annual Report can be down loaded here ...CCB_Annual_Report_2010.pdf
A/Prof Stuart Pitson wins 2011 ASBMB Merck Research Excellence Medal
9th February 2011
Associate Professor Stuart Pitson, a senior faculty member of the Centre for Cancer Biology, was awarded today the prestigious ASBMB Merck Research Excellence Medal. This Australia wide prize is awarded annually to a biochemist or molecular biologist in recognition of distinguished contributions to his/her field, based on work carried out predominantly within Australia. Congratulations to Associate Professor Pitson and his team.
Members of the CCB achieve recognition
17th January 2011
Prof Hamish Scott, A/Prof D White and S Branford have been awarded Founding Fellowships of the Faculty of Science of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia; whilst A/Prof G Goodall has become an Editorial Member of “Oncogene”.
CCB wins new funding for its cancer research
10th January 2011
Members of the Centre for Cancer Biology have been awarded over $1.5 million in research funding to study the causes and mechanisms underlying breast cancer, prostate cancer and leukaemia. Drs D White, Y Khew-Goodall, N Harvey and J Melo are the successful recipients of 1 year grants from the Cancer Council of SA; D White and T Hughes obtained a 1 year grant from the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia; Prof A Lopez and Dr H Ramshaw (in collaboration with Prof C Mullighan) and A/Prof G Goodall (in collaboration with Prof W Tilley) were awarded 3 year grants from Cancer Australia.
CCB Faculty members win promotions
4th January 2011
CCB Faculty Members, Associate Professor Andrew Zannettino, Dr Stuart Pitson and Dr Deborah White, who are also affiliate members of the University of Adelaide, have been recognized for their excellent performance through academic promotions.
CCB Co-Director Professor Sharad Kumar wins the prestigious Ranbaxy Research Award 2009
14th November 2010
This much coveted international award recognises the best scientists of Indian origin. Prof Kumar's award was in the Medical Sciences – Basic Research category. Prof Kumar was also re-appointed as a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow.
CCB wins 10 new NHMRC project grants
12th November 2010
Scientists from the Centre for Cancer Biology have attracted over $5 million in new NHMRC project grants in the 2010 round as announced on Friday by the NHMRC. The funding to A/Prof Gregory Goodall (2), Prof Hamish Scott (2), Dr Michele Grimbaldeston (2), Prof Sharad Kumar, Dr Stuart Pitson, Dr Mark Guthridge and Dr Quenten Schwarz will support research into microRNA regulation, EMT, haematological malignancies, sphingosine kinase, mast cells and neurobiology.
Dr Claudine Bonder wins National Heart Foundation Fellowship
15th October 2010
Dr Claudine Bonder, Head of the Vascular Biology Laboratory of the CCB, has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship by the National Heart Foundation. These are highly competitive fellowships intended to recognize and enhance the capability of outstanding early career researchers. This award will enable Dr Bonder to expand her excellent work on the molecular basis of vascular disease.
CCB Co-Director Professor Angel Lopez wins ‘South Australian Scientist of the Year’ award
13th August 2010
This most prestigious science award in South Australia was shared by Professor Lopez and Professor Monro (University of Adelaide). For almost 25 years Professor Lopez's research has focused on cytokines that regulate blood cell production and function. The South Australian Scientist of the Year award recognizes many seminal discoveries of Professor Lopez that have led to the better understanding of the functioning of cytokines and cytokine receptors networks in normal physiology and in diseases such as leukemia and asthma. His group’s work has also led to new paradigms of cytokine receptor signaling, leading to the development of new therapeutics.
The CCB was one of two winners of the 2009 round of applications for capital equiment by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. In conjunction with researchers from the University of Adelaide , the CCB successfully won a bid for $3.5 million to establish the South Australia Cancer Genomics Facility. This new state-of-the-art Facility will facilitate discovery and innovation by CCB researchers and help their translational efforts in developing better diagnostics and more effective anti-cancer drugs.
Fourth Barossa Meeting successfully ended today
21st November 2009
The Fourth Barossa “Science Among the Vines” Meeting on Cell Signalling in Cancer and Development, organised by members of the Centre for Cancer Biology, took place 18-21 November 2009 at the Novotel Barossa Valley.
The “Science Among the Vines” meeting was highly successful, being described by some notable attendees as “Australia’s best conference”. This is no doubt a reflection of the superb program that showcased 12 invited international speakers, 20 invited national speakers and 6 speakers from the Centre for Cancer Biology. The participants at this fully subscribed conference also enjoyed the culinary delights of the famous Barossa Valley. A full report on the meeting will be published shortly in Cancer Research.
2009 Clifford Prize for Cancer Research awarded to Prof John Dick of Toronto
19th November 2009
Today, as part of the Fourth Barossa Meeting, Prof John Dick, Director of the Program in Cancer Stem Cells at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, University of Toronto was awarded the 2009 Clifford Prize for Cancer Research.
John Dick’s groundbreaking work on cancer stem cells has transformed our view of cancer pathogenesis. His discovery that, similar to the normal hemopoietic system, leukaemias are composed of both stem cells and more differentiated cells is a key new insight into cancer development. The concepts that have emerged from his research are now being applied, by his lab and others, to solid tumour biology, where they have the potential for even greater conceptual and medical impact
The prize comprises a perpetual trophy in the form of an ad hominem glass sculpture (donated by Johnson & Johnson) made by Nick Mount, and a magnum of Penfolds Grange Hermitage, arguably Australia‘s finest wine (donated by Penfolds).
This year’s prize was awarded by a committee co-chaired by Professors Angel Lopez, SA Pathology, Adelaide and Mathew Vadas, Centenary Institute, Sydney. Committee members included Professors Donald Metcalf, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne; Robert Sutherland, Garvan Institute, Sydney; Christopher Goodnow, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra; Axel Ullrich (2005 recipient), Max Planck Institute, Munich and Tony Hunter (2007 recipient), Salk Institute, La Jolla.
Dr David Filby of the Dept of Health of South Australia (left) presenting the award to Prof John Dick
From Left to Right Prof Mathew Vadas (ED Centenary Institute, Sydney), Mr Terry Evans (Chairman MedVet Board), Prof Ruth Salom (ED SA Pathology), Prof John Dick (Director of the Program in Cancer Stem Cells at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research) Prof Angel Lopez (co-Director Centre for Cancer Biology of SA Pathology)
CCB Members win NHMRC grants
11th November 2009
NHMRC Career Development Awards
NHMRC Project Grants
ARC Discovery Project Grant
Dr Deb White (Associate Member CCB) has been awarded a Translational Grant from the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America for her project entitled:-The role of OCT-1 Activity enhancers in improving the response of patients with low OCT-1 activity to imatinib.
15th July 2009
This Grant is for the period October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2012 and provides a maximum of $US200,000 per year. The studies proposed in this Grant are a continuation of the successful research completed to date by Dr White and Professor Hughes, and aim to improve treatment outcomes for those patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia who respond poorly to imatinib (front line treatment for this disease).
Launch of the new Centre for Cancer Biology here in SA Pathology
16th April 2009
The highlight of today is the launch of the new Centre for Cancer Biology here in SA Pathology. The Centre currently has 15 research groups and 154 staff and students, most of which are supported by peer reviewed funding brought in by the members of the CCB.
Centre for Cancer Biology awarded $3.7 million
Prime Minister of Australia - Media Release
20th January 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today announced $5.6 million in funding for new research and clinical trial initiatives to reduce the impact of cancer on all Australians.
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