Kids’ cancer a priority


Children’s cancers are a focus for three priority-driven research grants announced this week by Cancer Australia.


Grant success shows kids’ cancer research on right track


Research into leukaemic stem cells, childhood brain cancer DIPG and therapies for neuroblastoma will get a boost from Australia's peak medical research funding agency, NHMRC.

'DIPG researcher Dr Han Shen in the lab

Profiler: what makes cancer cells’ metabolism different?


Young researcher Dr Denise Yu has honed her molecular profiling skills in the US to explore neuroblastoma cells’ metabolism

'Dr Denise Yu outside the lab at Children's Cancer Institute

Science achievers forever tall, forever young


This week, science stars gathered at a dinner for 50+ past, present and (hopefully) future Tall Poppy Award winners from NSW.

'Maria Kavallaris speaking at the 2016 Tall Poppy NSW Alumni Dinner

Student prize haul at Tow Awards


We're proud of our graduate students who hauled in several awards for presenting their research.

'Jessie Gao receives her Tow Award from Prof Terry Campbell UNSW

Brain boost for top PhD research


Tumour biologist and PhD student Walter Muskovic received a grant to support research into brain cancer glioblastoma from the chosen charity for zombie walks around Australia, the Brain Foundation. It must be Halloween.

'PhD student Walter Muskovic

Congratulations to our new Associate Professors


Showing it's not just genes that get promoted, we congratulate two of our research leaders for their promotion as UNSW academics, a tribute to their significant research achievements.

'Associate Professor Tao Liu

Birthday gift for brain cancer research


A surprise birthday gift of $189,000 will help us work on improving treatment for one of the deadliest childhood cancers.

'DIPG collaborative cheque presentation

An ocean of opportunity for new Fellow


A decision to work in cancer research instead of underwater photography has led to important discoveries by new Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Professor Maria Kavallaris.

'Professor Maria Kavallaris with manta ray painting in her office

Honour for honours student


Honours student Kim Hanssen was awarded the best student poster prize at the 24th annual St Vincent’s Campus Research Symposium.