Prof Joe Sambrook Leadership & Innovation Award
Prof Joe Sambrook Leadership & Innovation Award - Research at Peter Mac
|On 20 November 2009, Professor Joe Sambrook was awarded the Victorian Government Leadership and Innovation Award at Research Australia "Thank You Day" award ceremony in Melbourne.|
The prestigious award is a fitting recognition of Professor Sambrook’s standing in the scientific community — he is regarded as a world-class researcher with a number of very significant scientific advances to his credit. Professor Sambrook is internationally renowned for his studies of viruses and the molecular biology of normal and cancerous cells, which have effectively changed our understanding of the cellular development of many forms of cancer.
During the course of his distinguished career he has worked at a number of leading scientific institutions, including the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge in England, the Salk Institute in California, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in Dallas.
Professor Sambrook returned to Australia in 1995 to join Peter Mac at it’s new East Melbourne site as Director of Research. By 2000, under his stewardship, the scientific staff had increased in number from 75 to nearly 200, across a range of new programs.
Professor Sambrook is a Distinguished Fellow at Peter Mac as well as the Executive Scientific Director of the Stem Cell Centre at Monash University. He was the founder and continues as the Director of kConFab, Australia's National Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer.
Professor Sambrook’s professional life, now 44 years, has been dedicated to research. He is a highly distinguished and internationally recognised scientific researcher who has always brought Peter Mac great credit — he is a worthy winner of this award.
|Research Australia Thank You Day Awards 2009|