Successful Symposium for the VCB

Monday 10 December, 2012

We are pleased to report that the Victorian Cancer Biobank Symposium 2012 – Supporting Translational Research, held on November 23 at the Telstra Theatrette, was a great success.

Presentations were given by researchers from Peter Mac, WEHI, Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent’s, Prince Henry’s, Southern Health, as well as interstate representation from the Garvan Institute (NSW) and CSIRO (SA).

Audience members were provided with a snapshot of some of the research undertaken using the broad range biospecimens and services provided by the Biobank. See below for a list of presentations:

The Biobank would like to thank the presenters, as well as the session Chairs and forum panellists for volunteering their time to make the day a success.

The Symposium was a wonderful opportunity for the research community to find out how the Biobank is supporting translational research, and it was also a chance for biobank staff to see firsthand some of the outcomes from their work in the lab processing biospecimens for various projects. In response to the positive feedback received, it is most likely that the Symposium will now be an annual event for the Biobank.

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Dr Mark Shackleton (right) and Prof Andrew Scott   

Prof David Bowtell  

Amber Johns
Dr Kristy Brown



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