MEET THE CANCER SCIENTISTS ON OUR MEDICAL RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Each of our Medical Research Advisory Committee members are cancer scientists of the highest repute. They are leaders in Australian and international cancer research.

The Committee considers all applications received for ACRF grants funding, making recommendations to the Board of Trustees of ACRF as to where grants could be awarded for maximum impact and innovation in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Procedures of the Committee include:

  • Assessment of applications by referees and independent expert assessors.
  • Visits to the grant applicants’ sites and laboratories.
  • Interviews of selected short-listed candidates.

Membership of the ACRF Medical Research Advisory Committee is authorised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

OUR MEDICAL RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • PROFESSOR ROGER REDDEL, BSC (MED), MBBS, PHD, FRACP, FAA

    Chairman of the ACRF Medical Research Advisory Committee

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2012. Director of Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), Westmead Sydney; Sir Lorimer Dods Professor, Sydney University; Head of CMRI’s Cancer Research Unit, Director Cellbank of Australia and Co-Director of ProCan®.

  • PROFESSOR MICHAEL BROWN MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2016. Director, Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, and Senior Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology, Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre; Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide; Affiliate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide; Adjunct Professor, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia; Head, Translational Oncology Laboratory, Centre for Cancer Biology, SA Pathology, Adelaide.

  • PROFESSOR SJOERD VAN DER BURG

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2017. Advisor for the immunomonitoring of spontaneous and immune therapy induced immune responses at the Dutch Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Full professor in the immunotherapy of solid tumours at the University of Leiden. Head of the laboratory of Experimental Oncology of the departments of Clinical Oncology and Ophthalmology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.

  • PROFESSOR DAVID CAMERON
    BA (HONS), DES, MA, MBBS, MRCP (UK), MSC, CCST, MD, FRCP EDIN.

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2017. Professor of Oncology & Director of Cancer Services NHS Lothian, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh.

  • PROFESSOR MICHELLE HABER AM, BSC (PSYCH) (HONS), PHD, HON DSC (UNSW), FAHMS

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2012. Executive Director, Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, Sydney; Head of Program, Experimental Therapeutics; Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW.

  • PROFESSOR GEOFF HILL MBCHB, MD, FRACP, FRCPA

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2008. NHRMC Aust Fellow. Head, Division of Immunology at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane.

  • PROFESSOR DOUG HILTON BSC (HONS), PHD, FAA, FAHMS, FTSE, AO

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2008. NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. Director, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute; Head, Division of Molecular Medicine; Professor, The University of Melbourne; Member, Advisory Board, Medical Research Future Fund.

  • PROFESSOR PHILIP HOGG BSC (HONS), PHD UQ

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2003. NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow; Director, ACRF Centenary Cancer Research Centre, The Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.

  • PROFESSOR PAUL LAMBERT BS, PHD, POSTDOC

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2014. Howard M Termin Professor of Oncology at the University of Wisconsin; Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Virology; Director, University of Wisconsin Cancer Biology Graduate Program, and Virology Training Program.

  • PROFESSOR ANGEL LOPEZ MBBS, PHD, FRCPA, FAA

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2014. Director of the Centre for Cancer Biology; Head of Division of Human Immunology, Centre for Cancer Biology, Adelaide.

  • PROFESSOR JOHN RASKO AO, BSC(MED), MBBS(HONS), PHD, FFSC(RCPA), MAICD, FRCPA, FRACP, FAHMS

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2016. Research Program Leader/Principal Investigator, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology; Director and Head of Department, Department of Cell & Molecular Therapies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Senior Staff Specialist in Gene Therapy and Haematology, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney; Approved Pathology Practitioner, Genea formerly Sydney IVF.

  • PROFESSOR JENNIFER STOW, BSC (HONS), PHD

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2009. NHMRC Principal Research Fellow; Deputy Director (Research) and Group Leader, Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Division, Centre for Inflammation and Disease Research, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland.

  • PROFESSOR JOSEPH A TRAPANI, PHD

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2007. Executive Director of Cancer Research and Head of the Cancer Immunology Program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne. Head of The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, The University of Melbourne.

  • PROFESSOR CONNIE TRIMBLE, MD

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2014. Associate Professor of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Oncology, John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA. Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

  • Prof Mathew Vadas

    PROFESSOR MATHEW A VADAS AO, FAHMS, BSC, MB, BS, PHD, DSC

    Executive Director, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology; Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney, Central Clinical School.

  • Prof Ian Frazer

    PROFESSOR IAN FRAZER AC, FRS, FAA, MB, CHB (EDINBURGH), MD (MELBOURNE)

    On sabbatical

    Appointed to the MRAC in 2005, Chairman 2009-2017. Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland; Head, Cancer Immunology Program, UQDI; Board Chair, TRI Foundation; Chair, Advisory Board, Medical Research Future Fund.

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