January 2012 Newsletter

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2012! January and the holidays have been a busy and exciting time for APCRC—Q.

Message from APCRC-Q’s Directors

The Centre welcomes our newest Research Fellow Bioinformaticians, Dr Melanie Lehman and Dr Chenwei Wang to the Prostate Centre. Both women are accomplished, with strong track records in genomics-oriented computational analysis and will be invaluable to our research activities.

This year promises to be another busy one, with many upcoming events.
In late December, the Centre was pleased to host the Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. Wayne Swan MP, whom participated in a media interview on prostate cancer testing and we were able to show-case the clinical and translational activities of the APCRC - Q.

Recently, Colleen attended a Women in Leadership dinner, hosted by the Canadian Consul-General in Sydney, to promote women’s roles in science, international networking and leadership positions.

We are pleased to announce that our 3rd international Prostate Cancer Research Alliance (Aus-Can PCRA) Symposium will be held in April 2012 on Daydream Island. See page 2 for more details.

The fortnightly APCRC—Q Seminar Series, held at the Princess Alexandra Hospital will once again inform you of the latest research in the field of prostate cancer, the first one being held on February 2nd.

Best wishes for the New Year!

Professor Colleen Nelson and Professor Judith Clements

Issue highlights:

In the January 2012 Newsletter:

  • Deputy PM appeals to public
  • Aus-Can Symposium announced
  • Seminar Series kicks off
  • Wayne Swan MP opinion piece