Researcher

Dr Anchit Khanna

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QUALIFICATIONS -  M.B.B.S., M.Sc (Med.Sci.), PhD

In the cancer field, the molecular mechanisms driving the process of carcinogenesis are key to the development of novel therapeutic approaches. Identification of these mechanisms, and delineation of novel signalling pathways ( including the ones driving cancer stem cell survival and proliferation), will allow us to identify and develop novel therapeutic modalities and bio-markers for cancer...view more

QUALIFICATIONS -  M.B.B.S., M.Sc (Med.Sci.), PhD

In the cancer field, the molecular mechanisms driving the process of carcinogenesis are key to the development of novel therapeutic approaches. Identification of these mechanisms, and delineation of novel signalling pathways ( including the ones driving cancer stem cell survival and proliferation), will allow us to identify and develop novel therapeutic modalities and bio-markers for cancer patients. 


GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

      • 2015 (1 year ) Pfizer Oncology Project Grant
      • 2015-2018 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) - Peter Doherty Biomedical Australian Fellowship
      • 2013 National Health and Medical Research Council  (NHMRC) -  Project Grant (CIA)
      • 2007-2011 Prestigious MD/PhD Fellowship - TGSBB (Academy of Finland)
      • 2011 -  Translational cancer research grant -Emil Aaltosen Foundation, Finland.
      • 2010 - Young cancer researcher grant - Maud Kuistilan Foundation, Finland.
      • 2009 -  Incentive grant for clinician researcher -Finnish Medical Foundation (Suomen Lääketieteen Säätiö) ,Helsinki, Finland.
      • 2009 -  Young cancer researcher grant - Ida Montin Foundation, Tampere, Finland

PROFESSIONAL HONOURS AND AWARD

 

  1. 2015  Outstanding Poster Prize - EMBO Europhosphatase meeting, Turku, Finland.
  2. 2014 - ComBio ECR Award , Sydney Protein GroupCanberra, Australia.
  3. 2011 - Scientist of the Year Award – Finnish Union for Researchers and Teachers (FUURT), Helsinki, Finland.
  4. 2011 - Awarded the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Scholar Award, 102nd Annual AACR Meeting Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
  5. 2010 - Selected for the International Talent Program (ITP) for Life Sciences & Health – Ministry of Economic Affair’s Innovation Program for Life Sciences & Health, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  6. 2010 - European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Meeting Bursary Award Winner : EACR-21, Oslo, Norway.
  7. 2009 - Young Cancer Researcher Award - EACR -Highly Commended at ECCO 15 -34 ESMO, Berlin, Germany.
  8. 2009 - European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Symposium Bursary: “Transcription & Cancer”, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  9. 2008 - CELL Press Special Commendation Award, EACR-20, Lyon, France.
  10. 2008 - The Pezcoller Foundation Best Poster Award ,EACR-20 ,Lyon, France.
  11. 2008 - European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Meeting Bursary Award Winner : EACR-20, Lyon, France.

 


PRESENTATIONS IN CONFERENCES

  • 2015 - Oral Presentation (invited) - 8th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting,  Brisbane, Australia
  • 2015 - Oral Presentation (invited) - Dept. of Pharmacology Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2015 - Oral Presentation (invited) - World Congress on Cancer and Prevention Methods Oncology, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2014 - Oral presentation (invited) -Life Technologies -The Innovations in Cell Engineering - From Gene to Protein tour, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2014 - Oral presentation (invited)  - Annual ComBio Conference, Canberra, Australia.
  • 2014 - Oral presentation - annual Lorne Cancer Conferemce, Mantra, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2011 - Oral presentation (invited) - Receptor Program Annual Symposium - Biocity Turku, Finland.
  • 2011 - Oral presentation - the prestigious proffered paper session on “Cancer cell and model systems” , National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Annual Meeting Liverpool, UK, 2-5 November 2010.
  • 2009 - Oral Presentation - Keystone meeting –“Deregulation of Transcription in Cancer”, Ireland.
  • Sevral Poster Presentations : at several International Conferences like the 7th (2014) Garvan signalling symposium, Lowy Cancer Symposium, AACR-2014 Annual Meeting, EACR-20, EACR-21, AACR 102nd Annaul Meeting, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposia on Biology of Cancer: Microenviornment, Metastasis & Therapeutics, NCRI -2010, ECCO-15 and ESMO-34.

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member and Ambassador of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
  • Member of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)- Certified Junior Member
  • Member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) – Associate Member 
  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) –Associate Member
  • Member of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
  • Memeber of the Sydney Protein Group (SPG)

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Location

University-Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW,Sydney
Hospital- Medical Professorial Unit, Edmund Blacket Building, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, Australia

Contact

2 93852527

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