Cancer, Genetics and Immunology
The Cancer, Genetics and Immunology team comprises laboratory-based researchers and biostatisticians. Research into cancer genetics is aimed at understanding genes that contribute to the development of different types of cancers.
At present the group is studying genetic susceptibility to prostate cancer and blood cancers, such as leukaemia. In addition, the team is looking at the immune response in the context of cancer including the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases with a particular interest in lupus and multiple sclerosis.