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 team appointments

Professor Christopher Sweeney

Professor Christopher Sweeney has been appointed Director of SAiGENCI. Professor Sweeney is already actively engaged in driving SAiGENCI’s strategic direction and will visit Adelaide regularly during 2022 as Director Designate He is expected to take up the position full time in late 2022 or early 2023.

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Professor Jose Polo

Professor Jose Polo has been appointed Epigenetics Group Leader in SAiGENCI to build the epigenetics capacity within the institute. Professor Polo will establish a Centre for Epigenetics in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 

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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. Associate Professor Martelotto will arrive in Adelaide towards the end of 2021.

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