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Re­cip­i­ents of the NHMRC Aus­tralia Fel­low­ships: Pro­fes­sor Doug Hil­ton, the Wal­ter and El­iza Hall In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search Re­search­ing the mol­e­cules that reg­u­late blood-cell pro­duc­tion to de­velop ther­a­pies for platelet disor­ders, blood-based can­cers such as leukaemia, and in­flam­ma­tory disor­ders and auto-im­mune dis­eases in­clud­ing rheumatoid arthri­tis. Pro­fes­sor An­dreas Strasser, the Wal­ter and El­iza Hall In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search. Re­search­ing which parts of cells’ self­de­struct ma­chin­ery need to be ac­ti­vated to kill tu­mours ef­fi­ciently; this could be ap­plied to im­prove can­cer treat­ments. Pro­fes­sor James C Paton, the Univer­sity of Ade­laide

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‘‘ Re­search­ing new gen­er­a­tion vac­cines and ther­a­peu­tic ap­proaches for bac­te­rial in­fec­tions such as pneu­mo­coc­cal, Strep­to­coc­cusp­neu­mo­niae and E.coli . Pro­fes­sor Alan Cow­man, the Wal­ter and El­iza Hall In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search Re­search­ing new treat­ments and vac­cines for malaria. Pro­fes­sor Sam Berkovic, the Univer­sity of Melbourne Re­search­ing causes and treat­ments of epilepsy us­ing clin­i­cal medicine, molec­u­lar ge­net­ics and neuro-imag­ing. Pro­fes­sor Ian Hickie, the Univer­sity of Syd­ney Re­search­ing how en­vi­ron­men­tal fac­tors such as in­fec­tion, in­flam­ma­tion and al­co­hol and sub­stance abuse im­pact on the risk of de­vel­op­ing non-psy­chotic men­tal disor­ders. Pro­fes­sor David Vaux, La Trobe Univer­sity Re­search­ing cell death and its ap­pli­ca­tion to new can­cer ther­a­pies. Pro­fes­sor John Hop­per, the Univer­sity of Melbourne Re­search­ing links be­tween genes and the en­vi­ron­ment and breast can­cer, col­orec­tal can­cer and prostate can­cer. Pro­fes­sor Tony McMichael, the Aus­tralian Na­tional Univer­sity Re­search­ing the health risks of global cli­mate change and en­vi­ron­men­tal in­flu­ences on in­fec­tious and par­a­sitic dis­eases and auto-im­mune dis­ease.

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