Nicos Nicola-Achievements

Nicos Nicola-Achievements

Selected achievements


Significant discoveries

Discovery and purification of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (with D Metcalf)

Discovery and purification/cloning of Leukaemia Inhibitory Factor (with D Hilton)

Cloning of GM-CSF Receptor (with D Gearing)

Discovery and roles of Suppressors of Cytokine Signalling, SOCS (with D Hilton and W Alexander)

Molecular mechanism of action of SOCS proteins (with J Babon)



2015 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

2005 Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia

1996 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

1996 Amgen Australia Prize

1993 Wellcome Australia Medal


Grants and funding 

2017-2021, Program Grant, NHMRC

2015-2019, Senior Principal Research Fellowship, NHMRC

2005-2015, RO1 Grant, NIH


Service to the community 

Editorial Boards: Growth Factors, Stem Cells, Technology Transfer Tactics

Cancer Research Advisory Committee: Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre