Finding cures for children's genetic diseases


Five Year Fellowship for Phil Robinson


Our own Professor Phil Robinson has been awarded a highly competitive National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship for the fifth consecutive time.

These fellowships are extremely difficult to obtain so it is a credit to Phil and his work that he has been able to receive one which applies for another five years.

According to the Federal Government, the Senior Principal Research Fellowship has been designed to support the leading health and medical researchers in Australia. The objectives of the schemes are to “foster an intellectual environment which supports and builds the capacity of Australian research for the future and to create knowledge through investment in research’’.

Phil is the head of CMRI’s Cell Signalling Unit and Director of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation Centre for Kinomics. The fellowship relates to his work in the molecular mechanisms of protein function and pharmacology in neuroscience (especially epilepsy) and cancer.

Read more about the NHMRC funding outcomes.