Congratulations to ACRF medical research advisor, Professor Doug Hilton

Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Professor Douglas Hilton has been awarded the Milstein Award in Florence, Italy.

The Milstein Award is considered to be the pinnacle of scientific achievement in interferon and cytokine research, which involves the study of the immune system and cell communication.

We congratulate Professor Hilton on this most prestigious award and thank him for his contributions to cancer research.

Professor Hilton’s research focus is in molecular regulation of blood cell formation and function.

In recent years, he has helped establish a new program using large-scale mouse genetics and genomics to identify which of the 30,000 genes in the genome regulate blood cell formation. The purpose of the program is to identify targets for the development of new treatments for diseases such as cancer.

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation is thrilled to be able to have Professor Hilton among the 13 esteemed scientists who form our Medical Research Advisory Committee.

The Committee ensures ACRF grant applications are thoroughly assessed according to world-class standards, and ACRF thus funds only the very best research projects in the country.

For a more detailed biography of Professor Hilton’s inspiring work, please click here.