2013 Research Equipment Grants Funded


Research Equipment Grants (REG)

Research Equipment Grants are directed to providing substantial funding for key research platforms, core equipment and capacities to enhance the cancer research effort in NSW. These grants will support capability development and greater levels of collaboration across the cancer research sector. Research Equipment Grants are open to members of Translational Cancer Research Centres.


Grant ID


Administering Institution

Translational Cancer Research Centre/Unit


Funding (ex GST)


A/Prof Sandra O'Toole

Sydney Local Health District

Sydney Catalyst

Implementing next generation sequencing of advanced lung cancer and melanoma in clinical practice



A/Prof Jarad Martin

Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group Limited


Hunter Translational Cancer Research Unit

Advanced Radiation Oncology Clinical Trials: A Remotely Accessible Solution for Treatment Plan Review



Prof Des Richardson

University of Sydney

Sydney Catalyst

BioMark HD High-throughput Real Time & Digital PCR System for the Open Access, Multi-Disciplinary Sydney Cancer Research Core Facility



A/Prof Andrew Katsifis

Sydney Local Health District

Sydney Catalyst

Preparation of PET Radiopharmaceuticals for Imaging Cancer



Dr Warren Kaplan

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Sydney Catalyst

Finding Patients Like Mine. A Computer Storage Cluster For Analysing Trillions Of Genome Datapoints To Guide Patient Therapy And Cancer Research



Prof Patrick Brennan

University of Sydney


Sydney Catalyst

A mobile imaging platform to further transform breast cancer imaging research in NSW initiated by BREAST.



Prof Maria Kavallaris

University of New South Wales


Kids Cancer Alliance

A pre-clinical 3D tomographic optical imaging system for the University of New South Wales research precinct



Prof Phillip Robinson

Children's Medical Research Institute


Kids Cancer Alliance

Multi-centre screening and development platform for pre-clinical drugs for glioblastoma



Prof Barbara Fazekas de St Groth

University of Sydney


Sydney Catalyst

CyTOF mass cytometry platform



A/Prof Jennifer Byrne

University of Sydney


Kids Cancer Alliance

Automated in situ analysis capacity for translational cancer research



Prof Paul De Souza

Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research


South West Sydney Translational Cancer Research Unit

An Integrated Molecular Platform for Profiling Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) and DNA (ctDNA) in Cancer Patients