The first Scientific Meeting of the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre (ASSC) was held on Thursday 13 October, at the Translational Research Institute. The meeting was a great success, attracting 90 delegates, and 11 high quality presentations, illustrating the world class research being conducted by the Brisbane research powerhouses of The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
ASSC Executive team of Professor H. Peter Soyer, Professor David Whiteman, Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani and Professor Nicholas Hayward all agreed that the meeting was a great success.
“Only a few months following the implementation of the ASSC the breadth and depth of the collaboration between UQ and QIMR Berghofer researchers has surprised us all”, commented Professor Soyer.
“No doubt the ASSC Enabling Grant Scheme has contributed substantially to this development”.
Professor David Whiteman agreed that the “standard of science presented at this local meeting was on par with recent international gatherings that we have all attended.”
“It bodes well for skin and skin cancer research in Brisbane”.
The day started with presentations from the five ASSC Enabling Grant Scheme winners. The ASSC, which receives strategic funding from UQ and QIMR Berghofer, announced over $208,000 in awarding these grants in August.
One such project “Research Evaluation of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Transplant Clinic: pilot study”, led by Professor Adele Green, received media attention from the Courier Mail, and also featured in the University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer News.
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