Dr Maree Bilaindzic is a researcher at the Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research. The Harold Mitchell Health Fellowship allowed her to attend the 14th International Congress on Hormonal Steroids and Hormones and Cancer at the University of Edinburgh.
She then met with members of the university’s Human Reproductive Sciences Unit to discuss her research findings, and established a strong collaborative link with researchers there.
Maree’s poster presentation won her the Congress Poster Prize Award, a real honour in such a competitive field of highly skilled scientists. She says that “the feedback I received not only assisted my current studies, it was instrumental in establishing opportunities for future collaborative work."
Winning the prize, she says, “reaffirmed the value and excellence of the work we are doing here in Australia and our high standing within the international scientific community. I continue to be inspired by past Fellowship recipients from Prince Henry’s Institute, who have been able to successfully secure funding from the Australian government and hope to do the same.”
“Currently, I am investigating the process of ovarian cancer metastasis. I hope to continue this research, so I can help make a difference for both women in Australia and throughout the world.”