$8.6 million from ACRF kick-starts leading Australian cancer research projects

Three world-class Australian cancer research projects, for which ACRF grants have previously been awarded, are underway following the start of our payments this week.

The total $8.6 million in funds will ensure Australian scientists are able to work in world-class conditions with the very best equipment, working to speed up the breakthroughs in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

1. $3.1 million to The ACRF Chemical Proteomics Centre for Kinomics, at the Children’s Medical Research Institute at Westmead in Sydney. Kinomics is a new discipline in Australia comprising a very simple, yet rapid, large scale, high-throughput screening process to study the entire kinome – that is, all of the protein kinases which are expressed in a cell at a given point in time. Continue reading “$8.6 million from ACRF kick-starts leading Australian cancer research projects”

Research news: Autumn 2012 edition

In the Autumn edition of the Research Review:

  • Researchers are making leaps and bounds in leukaemia research with early clinical trials at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne testing the safest dose of a new cancer therapy.
  • New QLD centre to target head and neck cancers.
  • Kinomics a new area of drug testing for researchers – specialist facility to open at the Children’s Medical Research Institute, Westmead.