2016 Lord Richard Williams Award Recipient Announced

The recipient of the 2016 Lord Richard Williams Award is Aleksandra Adamska, a PhD student from The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, School of Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University. 

Aleksandra graduated from Wroclaw University of Technology (Wroclaw, Poland) in the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology. She also completed one-year internship at The University of Chicago in the group of Dr. Anthony Kossiakoff. Currently Aleksandra’s interests are focused on the investigation of GPCRs and ABC transporters as potential targets in pancreatic cancer therapy.

This is a prize awarded at the Australasian Pancreatic Club to the oral presentation judged as most innovative and likely to make the greatest impact to the management of pancreatic cancer by a student, registrar or fellow.

Richard Williams OAM was a devoted husband, respected father, loving grandparent and a man who has been all about helping others. Even when diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in 2013, this was seen as an opportunity to share experiences, increase public awareness and work towards nationally improving the management of pancreatic cancer, by actively supporting Pancare Foundation.

You can view Aleksandra’s abstract for her work here.

This award was made possible by funding provided by the Pancare Foundation.