Palmer Innovation Prize for 2017


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I thought you might find this article interesting. I have a long association with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. In fact, my book, The Hidden Genes of Professor K, was inspired by the talented scientists working there. Without their help and guidance, the book would not have come to fruition, nor would I have mastered the complex science featured in the storyline.

But that’s not all! The book I’m working on at the moment – Professor K and the Stolen Recipes of Suleiman – is also a medical thriller inspired by the Garvan. It will feature cutting-edge science and medical research that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat; promise!

“Foundation directors, Malcolm Palmer and Gabriel Farago, had the pleasure last week of presenting the Palmer Innovation Prize for 2017 to Dr Sean Warren at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

The Palmer Innovation Prize is the annual $15,000 donation granted by the Joseph Palmer Foundation to an individual or team at the Garvan Institute that has excelled in medical research innovation.

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Dr. Warren, a PhD graduate from the Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research in London, works as a post-doctoral researcher in the Cancer Invasion and Metastasis group. His research innovation was to develop a system using fluorescent imaging that will improve cancer therapies by allowing researchers to look at the activity of drugs in experimental models. By determining whether multiple drugs are hitting their target in one experiment, his approach enables them to rapidly determine the optimal treatment strategy.

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This was the second year in a row the Joseph Palmer Foundation had awarded this prestigious prize and Chairman & Founder, Malcolm Palmer, was very pleased to congratulate Dr. Warren and confirmed the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to The Garvan.

The Foundation was established in 2015 by Malcolm, the Managing Partner of Joseph Palmer & Sons, as a convenient, transparent and efficient means for clients to donate to worthwhile charitable causes. Other Directors of the Trustee are Gabriel Farago M.A., LL.B and Dr. Andrew Katsifis.

Each year, the Joseph Palmer Foundation trustees determine which organisations or causes will receive its support. Their short-term goal is to build up and manage a substantial monetary fund and, in the long term, to provide a legacy that will benefit the community for generations to come.”


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