2015 APC Award Winners

The inaugural Lord Richard Williams Award – Dr George Sharbeen

George completed his PhD at the Centenary Institute on the interaction between cell cycle and DNA repair.  In 2012, he joined the Pancreatic Cancer Translational research group UNSW Australia led by Dr Phoebe Phillips studying tubulins as therapeutic targets in pancreatic cancer, and in 2014 was awarded a Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship. More details regarding this award can be found at Pancare Foundation.


The following were the recipients of the 2015 Hirschberg Awards

The Hirshberg Foundation Award (long oral presentation) – Dr Andreia Pinho

Andreia is a Research Officer at the Pancreatic Tumourigenesis Group led by Dr Ilse Rooman at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Her project’s aim is to uncover the function of novel signalling pathways altered in pancreatic cancer patients, with the aim of discovering new pancreatic cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets. She is a Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow.

The Hirshberg Foundation Award (short oral presentation) – Sri Pothula

Sri Pothula is a PhD student working with Prof. Minoti Apte, UNSW. His project studies stromal-tumour interactions in Pancreatic cancer particularly focussing on HGF/c-Met pathway using in vivo and in vitro approaches.