Brisbane scientists awarded $2.5m in first CSL Centenary Fellowships

CSL Limited, Media releases
  • Is long term memory stored in DNA, and what does it mean for Alzheimer’s?
  • Changing the odds from one in 10 for older leukaemia patients
  • Scientists available for interview.  

Two Brisbane scientists have each been awarded an AUD$1.25 million, five-year CSL Centenary Fellowship to further research that aims to help patients beat leukaemia and examine the origins of memory to better understand Alzheimer’s disease.

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CSL media release: www.scienceinpublic.com.au/media-releases/csl-fellows

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For more email Niall Byrne niall@scienceinpublic.com.au or call Toni Stevens (03) 9398 1416, 0401 763 130

Professor Geoff Faulkner and Associate Professor Steven Lane are the inaugural Fellows in a $25 million program established by CSL in its centenary year to support Australia’s best and brightest biomedical researchers—fostering excellence in medical research by supporting mid-career scientists to pursue world-class research at an Australian institution.

Professor Geoff Faulkner from the University of Queensland thinks long-term memory might be stored in our brain’s DNA and he’ll test his theory in brains affected by Alzheimer’s.

Today, 85 per cent of children with leukaemia can be cured, but the outlook for patients over 60 is bleak, with only 10 per cent surviving beyond one year as their cancer adapts to weather the storm of standard chemotherapy treatments. Steven wants to change that outlook.

Steven Lane and Geoff Faulkner, the 2017 CSL Centenary Fellows, with CSL Chairman John Shine

Steven Lane and Geoff Faulkner, the 2017 CSL Centenary Fellows, with CSL Chairman John Shine

Geoff Faulkner and Steven Lane awarded 2017 CSL Centenary Fellowships

Geoff Faulkner and Steven Lane awarded 2017 CSL Centenary Fellowships