HRH Crown Princess Mary visited the Westmead Millennium Institute (WMI) in Sydney on Saturday (March 5) where she learned more about some of Australia’s world-leading melanoma research.
At the WMI, the Crown Princess met with the Institute’s Director, Professor Richard Kefford and some of his team of young award-winning researchers. The visit was initiated by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF), Australia’s leading cancer research funding body, and one of the key charities the Crown Princess is lending her support to during her visit Down Under. The ACRF provided the Westmead Millennium Institute with $1.1million seed funding in 2000 to assist in the establishment of the integrated research centre.
ACRF Chairman, Tom Dery, today announced three new grants – to The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne ($1 million), The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra ($1.13 million) and St Vincent’s (Melbourne) Institute of Medical Research ($900,000). The Foundation will also call for applications for a major new one-off grant of more than $3 million.