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Join us to hear from Associate Professor Fiona Simpson, Research Fellow at the Queensland Head and Neck Research Centre.

Her topic: Traffic calming measures: reversing cancer resistance and controlling immune cell activity.

A light lunch will be served in the foyer following A/Prof Simpson’s presentation.

Fiona completed her PhD on cellular trafficking at the University of Cambridge, UK. She was then a Wellcome Trust Prize Post-doctoral fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, working on trafficking and endocytosis of RTKs. Fiona is currently a Fellow of the Queensland Head and Neck Cancer Centre.

The Simpson lab research program is focused directly on the translation of research findings into new cancer therapies and has generated a novel method for antibody-mediated cancer therapy and associated companion diagnostic methods which are covered by three international patent applications and published in Cell (March 2020) and Cell Press STAR Protocols (Aug 2020). Fiona was the lead scientific investigator on a Phase I proof of concept study of the novel therapy in head and neck cancer (HREC/15/ QPAH/48) and the Lead scientific Investigator on Phase IB dose escalation trail (CESTEM-1), now completed.


Date and time

Thursday, 27 April 2023
11.00am – 12.00pm





McCusker Auditorium,
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
6 Verdun Street, Nedlands 6009

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Or join us online here.

(This presentation will be broadcast on Zoom. You can download the Zoom App here.)