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Building Excellence in Research Experimental Grant Awards

We are thrilled to acknowledge the recipients of the Building Excellence in Research Travel Grants – Anastasia Hughes and Anthony Buzzai. These worthy recipients have each received a $5000 grant from CLCRF, which has allowed them to attend important conferences to advance their respective research.

Anastasia Hughes, PhD student in the Leukaemia and Cancer Genetics team at the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI), received a grant to attend the 3rd Scientific Workshop on Tumour Microenvironment in the Haematological Malignancies and its Therapeutic Targeting in London from the 24 to 26 February.

This workshop is designed to promote scientific interaction between participants from all over the world and aims to present strategies to target haematological cancers in their tumour microenvironment. Anastasia will be attending this significant workshop with Dr Laurence Cheung, Senior Research Officer of Leukaemia and Cancer Genetics at TKI. Laurence will be using his CLCRF travel allowance from the Block Grant for this excellent opportunity.

Anthony Buzzai, PhD Candidate in the Cancer Immunology Unit at TKI, will be using his grant to attend the Keystone Symposia Cancer Metastasis: The Role of Metabolism, Immunity and the Microenvironment in Florence from the 15 to 19 March. This conference brings together biologists and immunologists who have a common interest in how cellular metabolism influences cell function and it encourages new collaborations between researchers to advance their knowledge.

It is important for the Foundation to continue funding these travel grants in order to provide young researchers with the chance to advance their research. We look forward to hearing more about the excellent opportunity these travel grants have afforded Anastasia and Anthony and we wish them both a safe and successful trip.