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WEHI scientists receive funding to support research projects

19 February, 2008

In the recently announced round of NHMC funding, fifteen WEHI scientists achieved notable success.

Dr Tom Garrett from WEHI is a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research program, headed by Professor Tony Burgess, which has received $19.6 million to detect new ways to detect colorectal cancer.

Dr Garrett is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and a Laboratory Head in WEHI’s Structural Biology Division. His main areas of scientific interest include cell-surface receptors, growth factors, signalling and cancer.

Announcing the Program Grant funding, NHMRC CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson, said, “The NHMRC is committed to ensuring Australian researchers remain world leaders in preventative health.

These Program Grants support teams of leading researchers to pursue collaborative research and to contribute new knowledge at a leading international level.”

Additionally, WEHI scientists received four new Career Development Awards, eight post-doc fellowships and two scholarships.

WEHI Director, Professor Suzanne Cory, commented, “NHMRC grants and fellowships are critical for sustaining the research of our dedicated scientists. I congratulate the awardees and thank the NHMRC for their ongoing support.

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