27 November 2019
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists Professor David Vaux AO and Professor Andreas Strasser have been jointly awarded the 2019 CSL Florey Medal for establishing a new field of research – the molecular biology of programmed cell death.
Cell death research pioneers Professor Andreas Strasser (left) and Professor David Vaux (right) have been jointly awarded the 2019 CSL Florey Medal.
Since the 1980s Professor Vaux and Professor Strasser have led research revealing that errors in the molecules controlling cell death could lead to diseases including cancer and autoimmune conditions. Their discoveries contributed to the development of new classes of medicines that target the cell death machinery, including venetoclax that is used treat certain forms of leukaemia.
The CSL Florey Medal, conferred by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science, was presented tonight by Australian Minister for Health Greg Hunt MP at Parliament House, Canberra.