KCA PhD top-up scholarship 2023 outcome announcement

Dear KCA members,

We are pleased to announce that the following applicants have been successful in their application for KCA PhD Top-up scholarship 2023.

Larissa Volken of Children’s Cancer Institute, UNSW, Randwick. Larissa’s project is “Transforming unexplained drug sensitivities to personalised clinical treatments by exploiting the DNA damage response in paediatric sarcoma”.

Dinithi Amanda  Wanninayaka Mudiyanselage of Children’s Cancer Institute, UNSW, Randwick. Dinithi’s project is “New combination chemotherapy approaches based on inhibition of polyamine synthesis and the histone chaperone FACT”.

Thank you to all applicants. The standard of competition was very high with an outstanding academic record and research excellence.

Congratulations to Larissa and Dinithi on their success in competitively wining a $20,000 top-up scholarship to go towards living and research costs.