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A/Prof Yong Li obtained his PhD degree at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sudney, Australia in 2000. He became Cancer Research Group leader in 2006, and is an established cancer researcher, with expertise in cancer biomarker discovery, radiation biology, target cancer therapy and cancer metastasis. He was awarded an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (Level 2) in 2010-2014; and an NHMRC Achievement Award (ranked No.1 in the industry fellow) in 2011. He was promoted to an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW since 2011, and a Principal Scientific Officer by the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) since 2012. A/Prof Li has more than 100 career publications in cancer research area since 1999.
Associate Professor Li’s research is aimed at a): To investigate novel biomarkers from human body fluids and tissues, cancer cell lines and animal models for cancer diagnosis and monitoring cancer progression; b): To investigate the mechanisms of cancer metastasis and chemo-/radio-resistance; c): To use targeted cancer therapy and combination therapy to control metastatic and therapeutic resistant cancers.