ACRF Canberra supporters tour the John Curtin School of Medical Research

Last week our valued supporters in Canberra attended an afternoon tour of the esteemed John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR).

Our 27 guests were treated to a lovely afternoon tea, where they heard from respected ACRF board member, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC AFC (ret’d) as well as head of the Cancer and Vascular Biology Group, at JCSMR, and 2014 Canberra Citizen of the Year, Professor Chris Parish.

Our supporters were then split into two groups and taken on a tour around the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

In particular, our supporters were given a guided tour of Professor Parish’s lab in the Immunology Department where he discussed his latest work and answered many of our supporter’s questions about cancer and cancer research in Australia.

Our tour groups were also shown around the ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility. Proudly funded by a $1.13 million grant by the ACRF, the facility provides much of the resource for investigating the molecular aspects of cancer biology and provides researchers with access to technologies that are not readily available to individual research groups.

The equipment funded by the ACRF provides immediate access to technological advances aiding in addressing many unanswered questions in cancer biology.

A very informative and inspiring afternoon, we’d like to thank the organisers and Professor Parish for providing us with the opportunity to tour their facility.

We’d also like to thank those who attended the tour, including those from the Canberra Cancerians, thank you very much for your time and we hope you enjoyed the tour as much as we did!

Please see the gallery below for some great pics from the day: