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Australian scientists awarded $1m research fellowships

Scientists undertaking groundbreaking work into glaucoma and chemotherapy have each been awarded $1m research grants, Pfizer Australia announced.

The Pfizer Australia Research Fellowships have been awarded to Dr Ricky Johnstone of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria and Associate Professor David Mackey of Royal Hobart Hospital Eye Clinic in Tasmania.

Dr Johnstone is studying the molecular mechanisms of chemotherapeutic drug action and resistance, while Associate Professor Mackey is researching the genetic inheritance of glaucoma.

Pfizer Australia Research Fellowships are worth $A1m over five years and are awarded in critical fields like brain stem cell activity, HIV and neuropsychiatric disorders. The latest grants bring the total to seven.

Previous recipients have been:

  • Associate Professor Lea Williams of the Brain Dynamics Centre at Sydney's Westmead Hospital for internationally-recognised research into the cause and treatment of brain disconnections in major neuropsychiatric disorders. These include schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), using a range of brain imaging techniques;

  • Dr Johnson Mak of Monash University and Melbourne's Macfarlane Burnet Institute for research into the replication of HIV pathogens and the search for new targets for AIDS therapy. This may lead to novel treatments and prevention strategies, including new antiviral treatments and vaccines;

  • Dr Rodney Rietze of the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland for his innovative study of brain stem cell markers. Dr Rietze is a developmental neurobiologist, researching the regulation of brain stem cell activity. His work could lead the way in treating debilitating neurodegenerative diseases and brain injuries, such as motor neuron disease and stroke, as well as normal brain ageing;

  • Dr Sally Dunwoodie (Victor Chang Cardiac Re
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