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.

Scientific Advisory Committee Members:

Dr John Maher, King’s College London, England (Chair)
Dr João 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
Dr Jonine Figueroa, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Professor Awen Gallimore, Cardiff University, Wales
Professor Richard Jenner, University College London, England
Dr Kim Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Hemant Kocher, Queen Mary University of London, England
Dr Yogesh Kulathu, University of Dundee, Scotland
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
Professor John Martens, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Professor Andrew McAinsh, University of Warwick, England
Professor Steven Pollard, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
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
Professor John Spencer, University of Sussex, England
Professor Jan Jacob Schuringa, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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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