World-Renowned Cancer Physician Scientist Dr. Richard G. Pestell Joins the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute

World-Renowned Cancer Physician Scientist Dr. Richard G. Pestell Joins the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute

World-renowned cancer physician scientist Richard G. Pestell, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute to serve as President of the Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Research Center (PCARM). Seven additional faculty with their staff and students also will be joining the new center. Pestell was the recipient of the 2014 Advance Global Australian Award for Biotechnology.

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2017 Advance Global Australian Awards nominations are now open

2017 Advance Global Australian Awards nominations are now open

It has been almost two months since we celebrated the 2016 Advance Global Australian Awards – a night where some of Australia’s brightest individuals were awarded across numerous industries, and where Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivered an incredibly inspiring address on the power of Australia and its people - no matter where they live in the world. 

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On the path to eliminating malaria

On the path to eliminating malaria

Malaria kills more than 400,000 people each year, many of them children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Australian scientist David Fidock from Columbia University has uncovered the genetic basis for drug resistance in deadly malaria parasites, and is now working on new drugs that will aid the global effort to eradicate malaria once and for all.

We were proud to honour Professor David Fidock and present him with the 2016 Advance Global Australian Award for Life Sciences at our Gala dinner at the Art Gallery of NSW on Friday the 21st of October. Click here to see a full wrap up of the event.

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2016 Mentee Cathy Chen: “Whatever I end up doing, I want to be damn good at it”

  2016 Mentee Cathy Chen: “Whatever I end up doing, I want to be damn good at it”

Cathy Chen has always been passionate about food and the social implications surrounding it. Working under Matt Moran, Kylie Kwong, and Karin Fransson, it was impressed upon her that the quality of produce, as well the provenance, are aspects that should not be taken for granted. She was lured to Sweden from Sydney with an exchange scholarship from the University of Western Sydney to study at Uppsala University and it was here she finished her Bachelor degree in Natural Science, specialising in Food Sustainability.

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2016 Advance Global Australian Awards and Summit Wrap Up

2016 Advance Global Australian Awards and Summit Wrap Up

Held across two iconic Sydney locations, the Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of NSW on 21 October 2016, The Advance Global Australian Summit and Awards celebrated international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. The Awards are the only of its kind to recognise the contributions of the one million Australians living abroad, and those who have returned home.

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