In our feature story, we highlight a national research initiative led by Dr Kristy Shield-Artin and Professor Clare Scott AO that focuses on “super survivors” – people who have survived three or more different primary cancers in their lifetimes. Understanding what makes these patients different could offer critical insights into the diagnosis, treatment and even prevention of cancers more broadly.
In “Brighter together” we profile Dr Marjan Hadian-Jazi and Dr Richard Birkinshaw’s brilliant new collaboration in protein design. The duo is using artificial intelligence to imagine and create new proteins, with the backing of a WEHI Eve Mahlab Award for Blue Sky Research. Supported by a generous gift from the Mahlab family, these awards fund the most promising and innovative ideas from our postdoctoral researchers, advancing work that is right on the edge of what is possible.