SAiGENCI is an independent cancer-focused medical research institute located in South Australia; focusing on cancer research and clinical trials, which will include new cutting-edge technologies in immunotherapies and genomics.

Leadership appointments

Professor Christopher Sweeney

Professor Christopher Sweeney has been appointed Director of SAiGENCI.

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Professor Melissa Davis

Professor Melissa Davis has been appointed Program Leader, Computational Systems Oncology.  She commenced with SAiGENCI in March 2022 on a part-time basis until joining the Institute full-time in April 2023.

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Professor Jose Polo

Professor Jose Polo has been appointed Epigenetics Program Leader in SAiGENCI to build the epigenetics capacity within the Institute.  Professor Polo will establish the Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics (ACE) in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 

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Scientific appointments

Dr Adrienne Sullivan

Dr Adrienne Sullivan will hold a Group Leader joint appointment with the Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics (ACE) and SAiGENCI as Head of Development and Epigenetics Laboratory with ACE and SAiGENCI's Cancer Epigenetics program.

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Professor Lisa Butler

Professor Lisa Butler has been appointed Lead SAiGENCI Associate in SAHMRI, and Prostate Cancer Theme Lead in the Hormone Dependent Cancers Program. She will also lead SAiGENCI’s Graduate Program for HDR and Honours students.

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Associate Professor Luciano Martelotto

Associate Professor Luciano Martelotto has been appointed to establish a Single Cell and Spatial Technologies Lab for SAiGENCI.

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