Celebrating 100 Years of Life-Changing Research

In celebration of our centenary, we recently announced the recipients of the inaugural CSL Centenary Fellowships.

Prof Geoff Faulkner and Associate Prof Steven Lane were each conferred with a $1.25m, five year Fellowship which will be used in support of research that aims to help patients beat leukaemia and examine the origins of memory to better understand Alzheimer’s disease.

The $25 million Fellowships program has been established in honor of CSL’s long legacy of contributing to innovative medicines particularly for patients with serious diseases. The Fellowships will support Australia’s best and brightest biomedical researchers — funding them to do the discovery research that underpins big medical breakthroughs.

We are extremely proud to support Geoff and Steven and their research which holds the potential to save and change many lives.

Professor Geoff Faulkner

Professor Faulkner from the Queensland Brain Institute thinks long-term memory might be stored in our brain’s DNA. He’ll use his Fellowship to determine what the implications might be for people living with Alzheimer’s. He explains his vision and challenges in this short video.

Associate Professor Steven Lane

Associate Professor Steven Lane from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute wants to tailor leukaemia treatments to reduce relapse rates in older patients. Find out more about his project in this short video.

The CSL Centenary Fellowships are high-value, long-term, competitively-selected grants available to outstanding Australian researchers seeking to consolidate their career and undertake medical research in an Australian academic institution. Two five-year fellowships will be awarded each calendar year, for 10 years. The total value of each award is A$1.25 million.

More information on the program is available here.