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Name:
Ms Avril Johnston-Craig
Phone:
336 51536
Email:
a.johnstoncraig@uq.edu.au
Org. Unit:
Biomedical Sciences

Event Description

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Professor Ross Hannan is the Centenary Chair of Cancer Research and Head of Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University.

As head of the Cancer Therapeutics Group Professor Ross Hannan's work focuses on the molecular analysis of major pro-malignant transcription factor networks that operate in cancer cells using an integrated approach that combines cell biology, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics and strong interactions with oncologists in the clinic. Through this molecular understanding, he hopes to identify key therapeutic nodes to impede the progression of aggressive cancers.

Professor Hannan and his group has progressed this fundamental research a step closer to treating patients and changing clinical practice. His group developed the world’s first selective inhibitors of Pol I transcription (Bywater et al. Cancer Cell 2012; Bywater et al., Nature Reviews Cancer 2013), which are a new class of therapeutic. This inhibitor is currently in Phase I clinical trials at Peter Mac for the treatment of haematological malignancies. His lab is also involved in the development of second generation drugs and evaluating their efficiency in other cancers such as ovarian and prostate.

The Annual Student Prize giving will follow from 6.00pm - 6.45pm. As well as networking from 6.45pm - 7.30pm where refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Avril Johnston-Craig at a.johnstoncraig@uq.edu.au.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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