ACRF Cancer Ultrastructure and Function Facility

  • Research Institute: Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

  • Amount granted: $2.3 million

  • Year granted: 2016

The new cancer research facility will provide cutting-edge imaging capabilities for tracking and visualising cancer.

Researchers will be able to see cancer cells grow, spread and respond to drugs in real time. The three new microscopes at IMB will allow researchers to observe the structure and function of living cancer cells in real time with unprecedented resolution, giving them the opportunity to optimally target and fine-tune cancer treatments.

The new ACRF Cancer Ultrastructure and Function Facility represents an apex of multidisciplinary efforts. Biologists, physicians and chemists will work together to build a deeper understanding of cancer biology and pioneer new therapeutic approaches to beat cancer.

Other ACRF grants awarded to Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
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