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Prof Anthony Gill honoured in the Queen’s Birthday List

We are extremely proud of one of our researchers, Professor Anthony Gill who has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday list. For his significant service to medical research in the field of surgical pathology as an academic, author, adviser and mentor, he has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Prof Gill is a surgical pathologist, his research focuses on hereditary cancer syndromes, endocrine pathology and gastrointestinal pathology with a special emphasis on pancreaticobiliary pathology.

See the full Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours list here.

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Dr Amanda Hudson Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

Through the Sydney Vital travel award, Dr Amanda Hudson was able to attend the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Education day of the Society for Neuro Oncology (SNO) based in San Francisco, USA. SNO is the leading international conference for the field of Neuro Oncology. The meeting attracted oncologists, scientists and health care workers alike, with the primary interest in brain cancer research. A multi-disciplinary conference, it’s dedicated to promoting developments in neuro-oncology through research and education, hence why the conference would present Dr Hudson with invaluable opportunities.

This year the main theme of the meeting focused on the ‘Cancer Moonshots,’ an initiative instigated by the National Cancer Institute which aims to accelerate cancer research to make more therapies available to more patients while also improving the ability to prevent and detect cancer from an early stage.

The conference presented a number of common and interesting themes including the importance of the immune system, in particular neutrophils and macrophages, and fatty acid metabolism. Albert Kim, who spoke on sub-clonal architecture and tumour evolution, was of particular relevance to Dr Hudson as the talk had particular relevance to her research.

We’d like to congratulate Dr Amanda Hudson and invite you to keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

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Dr Kelly McKelvey Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

 

Sydney Vital supported Dr Kelly McKelvey’s attendance to the 10th Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO), which focused on Tailoring Therapies for Brain Tumours: Challenges and Opportunities. Highlights of the meeting included keynote speakers such as Professor Patrick Wen, Professor Daniel Kelly and Professor Koichi Ichimura, as well as a range of International and Australian specialists for a current and scientific program expanding over 2 full days.

As the Sydney Vital Flasgship 1 Inflammation and Cancer Fellow and Irradiation Manager for the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP), Kelly’s role is to develop a preclinical research theme that will advance knowledge of therapy for brain cancer and advise the medical community. The clinical perspective of COGNO 2017 gave Dr McKelvey the opportunity to develop a pre-clinical research theme utilising a mouse model of astrocytic glioma and radiation.

We’d like congratulate Dr Kelly McKelvey and encourage her to keep up the good work. Keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sydney Vital Research Scholar Awards Round 8 – Closed

Sydney Vital Research Scholar Awards Round 8

Sydney Vital is pleased to invite our members to apply for our Research Scholarship Awards, Round 8.

We invite applications for Research Scholar Awards to the value of $10,000 to support research projects of 12 months duration that closely aligned with the aims and objectives of Sydney Vital.

Closing date for applications: 16th June  2018. For further information and an application form please click here

Download the guidelines here

We also invite you to become a Sydney Vital member Here

Please contact Sydney Vital at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Sydney Vital Seed Funding Awardees

Congratulations to the following members who were recently awarded a Sydney Vital Seed Funding Award. Awardees receive $25,000 towards their research.

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Sydney Cancer Conference 2018 – Closed

This will be the sixth Sydney Cancer Conference and is focusing on the theme of ‘Bridging research and practice,’ the program features all areas of cancer research – basic biomedical, public health, clinical and psychosocial – making the latest information and research available to delegates.

Sydney vital will be supporting up to ten attendees and applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers. Our aim is to encourage outstanding PhD students, ECRs, researchers and clinicians from within the Sydney Vital network and institutions to present their scientific research progress at national or international conferences.

Submission Guidelines

Applications must complete the Sydney Vital Registration Support Form for the SCC2018 and must be submitted as a single PDF attachment in an email to [email protected]. Please use the following naming convention:

LastName_FirstName_SCC2018

Once approved, Sydney Vital will complete payment of the successful applicants’ registration fee. Please note, we will not reimburse any payments that have been made prior to applying for registration support.

Applications will close on Friday 25th May 2018. Sydney Vital Centre Manager, Suzie Nguyen, can be contacted on 9926 4726 or at [email protected] to assist with any queries.

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Research Fellowship in the area of Nanotechnology – Closed

Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers for a Research Fellowship under Sydney Vital Flagship Program 3: Nanotechnology.

This is also to invite any of you interested in Translational Cancer Research to become a member of Sydney Vital.

Key Dates

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 13th April 2018.

Please read on: Flagship 3_ Nanotechnology_Research Fellowship_ Guidelines_2018

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Email: [email protected] for general information regarding your application submission.

Email: Alexander Engel: [email protected] for specific question regarding the Flagship 3.

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Sydney Vital- Pain and Palliative Care Project Seed Funding – Closed

Sydney Vital is pleased to invite applications for its Pain and Palliative Care Seed Funding Award to the value of $25,000. The Sydney Vital Pain and Palliative Care Seed Funding Scheme intends to seed new ideas in pain and palliative care research, with the goal of generating data to a point where external funding may be sought. The ideas to be tested should be (i) new in concept and (ii) distinct from currently or previously funded research. Projects should focus on Translational Cancer Research and should align with Sydney Vital’s goals.

 

Key Dates

Call for Applications: 22 February 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 19 March 2018

 

Important Documents

Seed Funding Guidelines

Application Form 

 

Any queries should be directed to [email protected]

 

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Sydney Vital – Allied Health Projects Seed Funding-Closed

Sydney Vital is pleased to invite applications for its Allied Health Projects Seed Funding Awards to the value of $25,000 each. The Sydney Vital Allied Health Projects Seed Funding Scheme intends to seed new ideas in allied health research, with the goal of generating data to a point where external funding may be sought. The ideas to be tested should be (i) new in concept and (ii) distinct from currently or previously funded research. Projects should focus on Translational Cancer Research and should align with Sydney Vital’s goals.

 

Key Dates

Call for Applications: 20th February 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 12th March 2018

 

Useful Documents

Seed Funding Guidelines

Application Form 

 

Any queries should be directed to [email protected]

 

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Sydney Vital Seed Funding – Closed

Sydney Vital is pleased to invite applications for its Seed Funding Awards to the value of $25,000 each. The Sydney Vital Seed Funding Scheme intends to seed new ideas, with the goal of generating data to a point where external funding may be sought. The ideas to be tested should be (i) new in concept and (ii) distinct from currently or previously funded research. Projects should focus on Translational Cancer Research and closely align with one or more of Sydney Vital’s Flagship Programs and/or Translational Cancer Research Centres (TCE) which are;

Flagships

Inflammation
Translational Theranostics
Nanotechnology

TCEs

Pancreatic Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Breast Cancer Implementation
Neuroendocrine Tumours
Glioblastoma
Sydney 1000 CRC
Adrenocortical Cancer

 

Key Dates

Call for Applications: 14 February 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 9th March 2018

 

Useful Documents:

Sydney Vital_Seed Funding Award_Guidelines_Feb 2018

SV_Seed Funding_Application Form_Feb 2018

Any queries should be directed to [email protected]

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