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The Australian National University

Professor Ross Hannan

BSc (Hons) PhD
Centenary Chair in Cancer Research and Head of the ACRF Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment
T: 02 6125 6312

Areas of expertise

  • Cancer Cell Biology 111201
  • Cancer Genetics 111203
  • Cancer Therapy (Excl. Chemotherapy And Radiation Therapy) 111204
  • Haematological Tumours 111206
  • Molecular Targets 111207
  • Cell Development, Proliferation And Death 060103
  • Signal Transduction 060111
  • Biochemistry And Cell Biology 0601

Research interests

Cancer Biology

Cancer Therapeutics

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Chromatin and Epigenetics

Ribosome BIogenesis

High Throughput Functional Screening

Genomics

 

Biography

Professor Hannan is an internationally recognised laboratory scientist, whose work on ribosome biogenesis has led to new treatment paradigms in cancer, centred on drugs that activate nucleolar stress. He received his PhD from the University of Tasmania in 1994, before undertaking postdoctoral research in the USA. Since returning to Australia in 2000, he has held prominent positions at the Baker Medical Research Institute and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Recently Ross brought together multi-disciplinary teams of laboratory and clinician researchers, and forged industry collaborations to devise ‘first in class’ RNA polymerase I inhibitors, that are now in clinical trial for a range of  heamatologic cancers. Hannan’s far-reaching contributions were recognised in his recent appointment as inaugural Centenary Chair in Cancer Research and Head of the ACRF Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics at John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU.

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.

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