Raine Priming Grants 2016

The Raine Medical Research Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded six Priming Grants for the two-year period 2016-2017, with a funding allocation of $950,000. Of the 28 applications received, 17 were shortlisted for review. 

The Research Committee again acknowledged the excellent work being conducted in Western Australia, and extends best wishes to all candidates for the ongoing success of their research.

Congratulations go to the successful 2016 recipients:

Annette LimDr Annette Lim

Raine Foundation/Alan Robson Fellow/Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Medical Oncology

Project: Mechanisms that facilitate the metastatic potential in oral carcinomas


Grand Roman JoldesDr Grand Roman Joldes

School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, UWA

Project: Towards translating the benefits of patient specific biomechanics into clinical practice


Gemma CadbyDr Gemma Cadby

Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, UWA

Project: The association of sleep apnoea and long-term health outcomes in Western Australian adults


Alison McDonnell IDr Alison McDonnell

School of Medicine and Pharmacology, UWA

Project: Identifying immune biomarkers of response to chemotherapy in thoracic cancers


Tristan IIDr Tristan Clemons

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UWA

Project: Nanoparticle delivery for the treatment of scarring



Elin GrayDr Elin Gray

School of Medical Sciences, Edith Cowan University

Project: Genetic Analysis of Circulating Tumour Cells and Circulating Tumour DNA for Prognosis of Uveal Melanoma