Professor Andrew Roberts

Professor Andrew Roberts

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Professor Andrew Roberts in the lab

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Professor
Andrew
Roberts

MB BS Qld PhD Melbourne FRCPA FRACP

Head of Clinical Translation

Secondary Scientific Division:

My research focuses on blood cancers – leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma. My research aims to understand these diseases and to develop new treatments for them. 

As well as leading a research laboratory, I am the head of the institute’s Clinical Translation Centre, which aims to improve health outcomes from institute research.
I am also a clinical haematologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. In this role, I coordinate a number of clinical trials into new treatments for blood cancers.

Research interest

My lab collaborates closely with the Departments of Clinical Haematology and BMT, and Medical Oncology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and with translational research colleagues at the institute.

Major focuses of our research include:

  • Molecular basis of leukemogenesis and lymphomagenesis
  • Molecular basis of resistance to chemotherapy and targeted therapies
  • BCL-2 inhibitors and BH3 mimetics
  • Clinical trials of novel therapies

 

 

Professor Andrew Roberts being interviewed

Interview with Professor Andrew Roberts about trials of a potential new anti-cancer treatment