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NHMRC congratulates recipient of Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year

NHMRC congratulates Dr Mark Shackleton on being awarded the $50,000 Life Scientist of the Year prize which was presented by Science Minister Chris Evans today at Parliament House in Canberra.

Dr Shackleton, who works at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, has been recognised for his work on breast cancer and melanoma that is transforming our understanding of how cancers grow and resist treatment.

NHMRC is proud to have supported Dr Shackleton’s research with $1.8 million in funding grants allocated since 2000. This funding includes research into cancer stem cells and the clonal evolution in human melanoma.

For more information on the Life Scientist of the Year award, visit this website.

For more information on the 2012 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science, visit this website.

Page reviewed: 5 November, 2012