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Professor Richard Boyd presents at Toorak

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Toorak College is privileged to have the internationally recognised, leading research scientist Professor Richard Boyd present to our Year 12 Biology students and Year 11 classes. We would also like to invite our school community to this presentation on Monday 30 May at 2.30pm in the lecture theatre. 

Professor Richard Boyd is Group Leader of the Stem Cells and Immune Regeneration laboratory in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, at Monash University. He holds Honorary Adjunct Professorships at Kunming Medical University (China) and at Tokushima University (Japan), and he is a member of the NH&MRC Faculty. 

His research focuses on the formation and growth of the immune system and its repair following damage. As CSO of Norwood Immunology, his team undertook the first successful clinical trial to rebuild the thymus-based immune system in cancer patients undergoing high dose chemotherapy. His group’s recent studies have identified thymus stem cells and harnessed the immunomodulatory and pro-repairing properties of mesenchymal stem cells. They now have major interests in the molecular engineering of the immune system to target cancers. 

He has published over 280 papers. In 2003 he was awarded an Australian Federal Government Centenary Medal for International Research and Teaching and in 2004 the Australian Federal Government Business/Higher Education Round Table Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research and Development, Education and Training.

Supporting Toorak College's commitment to STEM learning, this is a very exciting opportunity for our girls studying science, and a great breakthrough in cancer research. We hope you can join us.

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