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Our Scientific Advisory Committee

Our Scientific Advisory Committee

We receive around 400 ideas from scientists all over the world every year. We want to make sure only the boldest, most innovative research is funded. So we leave the selecting process to the experts - our Scientific Advisory Committee. This Committee is made of eminent cancer specialists who give up their time voluntarily to assess, review and judge the ideas we receive each year. The breadth of knowledge and depth of experience of our committee members ensure that only research of the highest calibre is funded. It’s always about the quality of the science and the novelty of the idea.

2019 Scientific Advisory Committee Members:

Dr John Maher, King’s College London, England (Chair)

Dr João T. Barata, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Professor Boudewijn Burgering, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Professor Amparo Cano, Autonomous University Madrid, Spain

Professor Oriol Casanovas, Catalan Institute of Oncology, IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain

Professor Peter Fischer, University of Nottingham, England

Professor Awen Gallimore, Cardiff University, Wales

Dr Richard Jenner, University College London, England

Dr Kim Bak Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Hemant Kocher, Queen Mary University of London, England

Professor Sonia Lain, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Dr Simon Leedham, University of Oxford, England

Dr Daniel Lietha, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain

Professor Michael Lisby, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr John Martens, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Professor Andrew McAinsh, University of Warwick, England

Dr Steven Pollard, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Dr Simona Polo, IFOM FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy

Dr Olivia Rossanese, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, England

Dr Vincenzo Russo, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Professor Primo Schaer, University of Basel, Switzerland

Dr Rebekka Schneider, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Professor Albert Tenesa, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Dr Cathy Tournier, University of Manchester, England

Bold Ideas Gathering

The annual meeting where the world's brightest cancer researchers gather in Edinburgh to ensure we kick-start bold discovery research.

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