We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
Health . Education . Research . Foundation
Mater Research is proud to announce that Professor Brian Gabrielli and Professor Jean-Pierre Levesque have been awarded research grants through Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ).
Head of the Smiling for Smiddy Cell Cycle Research Group, Professor Gabrielli, and Head of the Cancer Care and Biology Program and Stem Cell Biology Research Group, Professor Levesque, have both been awarded $200,000 grants over two years to support their work in cancer research.
Professor Gabrielli said the funding would contribute towards his research into melanoma and lung cancer.
“Through this grant from CCQ, I will be exploring combination drugs in preclinical studies for melanoma and lung cancer,” said Professor Gabrielli.
“We are excited about potential of the drugs combinations we are investigating, and are particularly interested in understanding how they will interact with the patient’s own immune system to enhance long term disease control.”
Professor Levesque said he was excited to receive the grant to continue his research into treating leukaemia.
“This grant will enable further research and development into treating acute myeloid leukaemia and potentially other cancers that move into the bone,” said Professor Levesque.
“We are studying how the body can be co-opted into helping the leukaemia cells to survive treatment then targeting that. We hope these discoveries will help improve outcomes and ultimately bring new hope to patients and their families.”
Chief Executive Officer MRI-UQ, Professor John Prins said the grants were a wonderful opportunity to further explore the complex research being undertaken in this space.
“Cancer research continues to provide innovative findings and we congratulate both Professor Gabrielli and Professor Levesque for receiving funding grants to support their important work,” said Professor Prins.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cancer Council Queensland for their incredible funding contributions which will no doubt enhance the ongoing research into understanding and treating different forms of cancer,” he said.
07 3163 1524
07 3163 6142
Mark decided to study Mater Education’s Certificate III in Individual Support after some life-changing circumstances that made him realise what really is important to ...
Mater continues to work as part of the broader health network in support of Public Health efforts to contain, treat and manage COVID-19.
We’re thrilled to announce that three Townsville Mater Education students have since gained employment at the organisations that their placement was completed.
Research has demonstrated a long standing relationship between chronic medical conditions and anxiety or other related mental health disorders which can worsen the ...