QIMR Berghofer staff joined the pancreatic cancer community at the 2022 Pankind Put Your Foot Down Walk at New Farm Park in May to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Professor Rachel Neale and Dr Bridie Thompson from the Pancreatic Cancer Pathways study joined walkers again this year.
The Pathways Study aims to understand patients’ journey to diagnosis so we can develop ways to help patients be diagnosed quickly in the future.
Research to improve early detection of pancreatic cancer at QIMR Berghofer is generously supported by funding from PanKind, the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and Viatris.
On Saturday 28 May the Brisbane Hash House Harriettes held a High Tea fundraiser supporting ovarian cancer research at QIMR Berghofer.
The Club members, with Professor Penny Webb as their special guest, enjoyed a delicious high tea at Pepper N Salt Café, Keperra and raised funds through ticket sales, raffles and an auction of items donated by some of the harriettes. The event was a great success raising $3,400 for Professor Webb’s research.
“It was fun to meet the Brisbane Hash House Harriettes at their High Tea and I am enormously grateful for their generosity in supporting our research into improving outcomes for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer,” Professor Webb said.
The Brisbane Hash House Harriettes is a social co-operative, running club who meet weekly to stay fit, have fun and grab a bite after.
Be inspired by the remarkable role of medical research when you visit the QIMR Berghofer activity stall at the World Science Festival.
Be fascinated; looking at cells, bacteria and viruses under QIMR Berghofer’s powerful microscope. Learn how medical researchers study illness in the human body, working on prevention, diagnosis and treatment.’
The joy of a research lab is that every day is different! On some days, the stem cells need to be fed. On other days, the heart cells need to be fed or treated with a drug to see if that affects its function. When I am not feeding cells, I may be extracting protein or RNA from the heart cells, staining them with antibodies to visualize them under the microscope, or working with bacteria so I can clone a gene or add a fluorescent tag. I am now doing my PhD in the Heart Biology Lab at QIMR Berghofer.
See some of our emerging scientists speak this year at the World Science Festival’s Cool Jobs in STEM! in Ipswich and Toowoomba!