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Project Leaders

Director of the Monash BDI Organoid Program, affiliation Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Our laboratory studies how stem cells are regulated in the intestine and we use “mini gut” organoid cultures to study intestinal diseases and bowel cancer

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Head of Endoscopy and Gastroenterologist, Alfred Hospital

Gastrointestinal polyps and cancer, treatment of coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease

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Research Advocate with a focus on colorectal cancer

Advocacy for colorectal cancer patients


Senior Research Officer, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Wnt/B-catenin pathway in development and disease

Dr Kylie Gorringe

Laboratory Head, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Genomics and therapies for rare ovarian cancer subtypes

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Surgeon, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Advanced and recurrent pelvic malignancy, peritoneal disease, and minimally invasive and robotic surgery


Head of Colorectal Medicine and Genetics, University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital

Genetics and the prevention of bowel cancer

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Surgeon, Austin Health and University of Melbourne

Pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis and colorectal liver metastases


Laboratory Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Royal Melbourne Hospital

Colorectal cancer genomics and response to therapy


Laboratory Head and Gastroenterologist, SAHMRI and St Andrew's Hospital (Colorectal SA)

Gastroenterology tumourigenesis, synthetic biology, mouse models and cancer prevention


Laboratory Head, Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research

Molecular control of colon stem cells and their relationship with cancer development


Pathologist, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Royal Melbourne Hospital

Signalling pathways in colorectal cancer and biomarker development

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Laboratory Head, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre

Understanding normal renewal of the lining of the bowel and stomach and how this is disrupted in the formation of tumours

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Laboratory Head, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Identifying new targets and developing therapies for solid tumour malignancies


Laboratory Head, Centre for Cancer Biology

Brain cancer, glioblastoma and tumour microenvironment


Laboratory Head, University of Melbourne

Cellular signalling in colorectal cancer metastasis and recurrence

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Head of Gastrointestinal Cancers Program, Head of Oncogenic Transcription Laboratory, ONJ

Epigenetic Therapy, Differentiation Therapy, Discovery of Biomarkers to targeted Therapy


Laboratory Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Gastrointestinal, colon and pancreatic cancers


Laboratory Head and Professor in Infectious Diseases, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Wnt signalling in gastrointestinal tissue homeostasis and cancer; adult tissue restricted-stem cell derived organoids to model infectious disease; cancers with viral infection aetiology


Gastroenterologist, University of Melbourne and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Genomics and cell biology of gastric cancer and early gastric lesions

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Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Biomarker discovery for early detection of colorectal cancer

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Gastroenterologist, Western Hospital

Clinical research in colorectal surgery


Medical Oncologist, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Health

Colorectal cancer clinical trials and biomarker discovery

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Laboratory Head, University of Melbourne

Omic analysis of recalcitrant cancers, personalised therapies, and further cancer genome discovery


Research Fellow and Medical Oncologist, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Pancreatic cancer organoids and genomics

Paul McMurrick

Head, Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery

Treatment of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and anorectal disease


Laboratory Head, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Gastrointestinal epithelial homeostasis and colorectal cancer, including the role of the immune system in therapy response


Laboratory Head, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Innate immunity and cancer cell biology

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