Diary of a Researcher


During this global pandemic, take a look inside our labs and see how we're continuing the vital research that is helping kids with cancer today as Libby Huang from our Minimal Residual Disease team provides a Diary of a Researcher.


Our supporters turn out in record numbers for this year’s City2Surf


This year over 150 of our supporters and staff laced up their running shoes and hit the streets to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.


UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme 2020 now open


Looking for a PhD scheme that combines outstanding supervision, an exceptional research environment and an individualised professional development plan? The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme 2020 is now open. Only those determined to make a difference in the world need apply.


Dr Angelica Merlot awarded 2019 NSW Young Woman of the Year


Dr Angelica Merlot, an NHMRC, CINSW and Scientia Research Fellow in our Tumour Biology and Targeting Program, has been named 2019 NSW Young Woman of the Year.


Meet new Team Leader, Dr Charles de Bock


Last year we recruited our first two Team Leaders in a newly created role. One of them was Dr Charles de Bock. He was working in Belgium at the time but has since returned to Australia, and he took up the Team Leader position last month. Let’s find out something about him.


Researcher travels 14,500 km to find better treatments for neuroblastoma


Research Assistant Olivia Ciampa recently spent six months working in a collaborator’s lab at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA. I asked her why she went there, what it was like, and what she achieved.


Working together: visiting Chinese doctors discuss potential collaborations


Last week we hosted a delegation of eight doctors from two leading Chinese children’s hospitals, opening up exciting possibilities for research and clinical collaborations


Teaching kids how to Kick Cancer’s Butt


On Tuesday, 40 school students from Canberra visited us to learn about cancer and how we’re working to cure it. For the budding scientists among them, it was a chance to find out what a career in medical research is really like.

'Dr Caroline Atkinson explains what cancer research involves

Students retreat to discuss their research and careers


Our PhD students stopped their experiments and ‘retreated’ from the lab for two days last week. The annual Student Retreat is an opportunity to share experiences, learn new skills and think about the future.


Forging new alliances to tackle childhood cancer


Our scientists have been forging alliances in China that will open the door to research collaborations and speed the progress of childhood cancer research.