What Cure The Future has given and where your donations go

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As well as much needed equipment and supplies, your donations have funded a number of sought-after Research Fellowships – to assist chosen individuals with their research & study under the stewardship of Professor Rasko.

On behalf of everyone who benefits from these fellowships – the scientists as well as patients will benefit from this work in the future.

Dr Justin Wong PhD

The Cure The Future Fellowship provided salary support to a Senior Research Officer, Dr Justin Wong for 18 months. This essential funding allowed him to achieve scientific excellence by reporting seven scientific discoveries in biomedical journals. This included a breakthrough discovery published in the prestigious journal, Cell, in 2013 concerning a new means by which genes are switched off in normal and cancerous cells.

Dr Jessamy Tiffen PhD

This Cure The Future Scholarship was for the last year of Jessamy’s PhD, which allowed her to successfully complete her PhD and publish two discoveries in Molecular Cancer and the International Journal of Cancer.

Dr Ulf Schmitz

“I’m a computer data scientist. With the help of computers I try to discover patterns in data that help to explain normal biology and human diseases.
Funding from Cure The Future has allowed the completion of experiments that capture the life of cancer cells in a detail that has never been achieved before.
Data from these experiments allowed me to study patterns of unanticipated forms of cancer gene regulation.”

Dr Darya Vanichkina PhD

“I’m a genomics data scientist. My research takes advantage of the latest developments in computer science, mathematics and statistics to address biological and medical questions. Support from Cure the Future enables me to investigate differences in the regulation of gene expression and genome interactions in normal and cancer cells – by using supercomputers and advanced programming techniques to analyse terabytes of next generation sequencing data”