ACRF Cancer Discovery Centre at CCIA opens for National Science Week

The Lowy Cancer Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, will kick off National Science Week with an exclusive tour of  their ACRF Drug Discovery Centre for Childhood Cancer on Friday August 12, 2011.

The centre, which is part of the Children’s Cancer Research Institute Australia, was developed through a $3.1 million in ACRF funding.

It features Ham and Milton, two robots which work to dramatically accelerate the search for a cure for childhood cancer. These robots are the only two of their kind in Australia dedicated to childhood cancer research, and tomorrow high school students from Sydney will witness the wonders of this technology at a tour led by CCIA’s world-class researchers.

The Lowy Cancer Research Centre will also host one of a breed of internationally acclaimed intelligent, human-like Hanson robotics that are used the world over in top-flight research institutes and universities.

David Hanson, the inventor himself, is in Australia for a short visit to showcase the technology for National Science Week and will be talking to the school children at this exclusive tour.

Click here to view further tour details on CCIA’s website.

Click here for more information on National Science Week which runs from August 13 – 21 in 2011.