Research And Grants

Sydney Children's Hospital - $100,000

Dr. David Ziegler
Grant Amount



August 2011

Research Type


Cancer Type


Robotic screening for novel therapies for diffuse pontine gliomas

Diffuse pontine gliomas are the most devastating of all brain tumours.  They mostly affect young children and, as there are no effective treatments, almost all will die of their tumour within 12 months.  In this project we will collect tumours from patients, grow the cells in the laboratory, and then use robotic technology to rapidly screen thousands of molecules to determine which ones are able to kill these tumour cells. Ultimately we aim to discover innovative new treatments for this destructive and intractable cancer.