We are delighted to congratulate our Fellows, Professor Andrew Cuthbertson AO FAA FTSE FAHMS (left), Professor Adele Green AC FAA FAHMS (middle) and Professor Andrew Roberts FAA FAHMS (right), who have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science this week.
Professor Cuthbertson is a Director of CSL Limited and has been its Chief Scientific Officer and R&D Director since 2000. His work has helped bring life-changing innovations to fruition. As a Senior Scientist at Genentech he worked, for instance, on a novel therapy for age-related macular degeneration. Subsequently at CSL he has played an important role in developing the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, which protects against cervical cancer, and the H1N1 vaccine that was used during the 2010 influenza pandemic.
Professor Green is Senior Scientist and Head of Cancer and Population Studies at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Her work has provided an unparalleled body of evidence regarding the causes and preventability of cancers of the skin, the latter forming the basis of clinical and public health prevention strategies in the USA, Europe, Australia and of WHO recommendations.
Professor Roberts is Laboratory Head and Joint Leader of the Cancer Research and Treatments Theme at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. His research into blood cancers – leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma – led to the discovery of the function of key proteins in blood cells and subsequently to the development of new drugs. His clinical trial research has led to advances in therapy for patients undergoing donor stem cell transplants and he has pioneered targeted therapies for incurable blood cancers.
We warmly congratulate all three Fellows on this tremendous achievement.