Our cancer biology researchers uses molecular and cell biology techniques to understand cancer initiation, progression and response to treatment. Cancers can be triggered by multiple environmental factors resulting in genetic changes to environmental events including exposure to viruses. They are using novel techniques to investigate how viruses can trigger cancers and the genetic changes that result in the cancer. Researchers are also developing novel techniques to treat cancers. In this way, cancer biology researchers apply research findings to improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.

Our cancer researchers

  • Dr Andrew Brooks

    Senior Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
    Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Paul Clarke

    Director, UQ Diamantina Institute
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Professor Riccardo Dolcetti

    Research Chair of Cancer Med
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Dr Pascal Duijf

    Senior Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Professor Ian Frazer

    Affil Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Professor
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affiliate Professor
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Professor Maher Gandhi

    LF Chair in Blood Cancer Research
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Professor Nikolas Haass

    Professor
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Associate Professor Michelle Hill

    Affiliated Senior Lecturer
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Principle Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani

    NHMRC Career Development Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Dr Graham Leggatt

    Dr Graham Leggatt

    Senior Lecturer in Immunology
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Dr Stephen Mattarollo

    NHMRC Career Development Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Dr Roberta Mazzieri

    Dr Roberta Mazzieri

    Senior Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Dr Andrew Moore

    Affiliate NHMRC Senior Res Fellow
    Child Health Research Centre
    NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Associate Professor Nicholas Saunders

    Associate Professor Nicholas Saunders

    Principal Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Dr Linda Scott

    Dr Linda Scott

    Senior Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Dr Fiona Simpson

    Dr Fiona Simpson

    Affiliated Senior Lecturer
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    QHNCC Senior Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Dr Chris Slape

    Senior Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
  • Dr James Wells

    Senior Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute