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.


A meeting of minds in Innsbruck, Austria


PhD student Kim Hanssen has just presented her work at a scientific meeting in Innsbruck, Austria. She gives us her impressions of her first international conference.

'Innsbruck, Austria

Opening doors to a world of scientific exchange


A group of students from Shanghai’s Tongji University Talent Program came to meet us and explore future collaborations

'The visiting students hold their School’s banner in front of our building

Prestigious PhD scholarship awarded to advance nanoparticle research


Congratulations to Aria Ahmed-Cox, who has been awarded a Scientia PhD scholarship to optimise nanoparticles that carry drugs inside cancer cells.

'Aria with her PhD supervisor Professor Maria Kavallaris

Proud of our PhD students


This week our higher degree students presented their research at the 5th annual UNSW Paediatric Research Week.


PhD scholarships for tomorrow’s research leaders


Planning on a PhD in biomedical research? We have four prestigious scholarships on offer for the best and brightest.

'PhD students in the lab

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

Lab to lectern: PhD student symposium


Gene translocations, immunotherapy approaches and reducing cancer drug resistance were among the topics presented by our PhD students during UNSW Paediatric Research Week.

'Group shot from PhD student retreat 2016