- 14 June 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ThursDAY 14 June 2018, 4.00 pM
Auditorium, Level 6, Bancroft Building
Contributions to Transplant Immunology from Brisbane over the Last 20 Years
Professor Geoff Hill, BHB, MBChB, MD, FRCPA, FRACP, FAAHMS
NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
Coordinator, Cancer Program, QIMR Berghofer
Medical Director, QGen Cellular Therapeutics
Senior Scientist & Head of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Laboratory, QIMR Berghofer
Director of Research, Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
BDHP Cancer Theme Co-Chair
Bone Marrow Transplant Physician & Haematologist, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland and University of Western Australia
Geoff Hill is a medical graduate of the University of Auckland and Hematologist, trained in New Zealand and at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and his laboratory focuses on the interactions between cytokines, antigen presenting cells and regulatory T cells during transplantation. Professor Hill was the 2005 Queenslander of the Year and recipient of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand 2009 Ian McKenzie Award and the 2015 Translational Research Institute National Prize for excellence in basic and clinical research. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science and has been awarded NHMRC Australia and Qld Health Senior Clinical Research Fellowships to translate new therapies into clinic practice. His laboratory is internationally recognized as a leader in transplant immunology.
Professor Hill will shortly take up the position of Director of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, the Institute where E Donnall Thomas first developed bone marrow transplantation, for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1990. At the Fred Hutch, Geoff will be a Faculty Member of the Clinical Research Division and hold the José Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research. He will also provide care to transplant patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the Hutch’s clinical care partner and will take up the position of Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington.
This leaving seminar will highlight the BMT Laboratory contributions to the field and the mentoring of independent investigators in Australia over the last two decades.
Hosted by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners (BDHP) and Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital.
Please join us for canapes and refreshments with Geoff after the Seminar. For catering purposes please RSVP by Thursday 7 June to Jennifer.Downie@qimrberghofer.edu.au