The Future Leader Fellowship at the Centenary Institute has been jointly awarded to two outstanding researchers for 2020–Dr Jessamy Tiffen (left) from the Institute’s Melanoma Oncology and Immunology Program and Dr Shweta Tikoo (right) from the Institute’s Immune Imaging Program. They will both share the Fellowship as well as its associated support packages.
Designed to assist exceptional mid-career scientists at the Centenary with true leadership potential, the Fellowship enables successful recipients to strengthen their research, enhance their competitiveness and to develop into Future leaders.
The Fellowship will aid Dr Tiffen’s leadership ambitions in the study of epigenetic regulation in cancer; and for Dr Tikoo, her research of specialised immune cells towards the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of cancer as well as auto-immune disorders.
All applications were reviewed by Centenary’s Scientific Advisory Board with the final decision based on merit. Congratulations to both truly deserving researchers.
Dr Keshav Raj Paudel has been awarded the ‘Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) Maurice Blackburn Grant-In-Aid for Occupational Lung Disease’ for 2021.
Centenary Institute research suggests that the DPP4 gene family should be further studied to support potential new therapeutic approaches to fighting tumours found in the liver.
Research from the Centenary Institute has found that a new dual drug approach could offer up a highly effective treatment strategy for melanoma.