Professor Vicki Whitehall QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Brisbane, Australia

Professor Whitehall has researched the molecular basis of colorectal cancer for the past 20 years. After completing postdoctoral studies as a CJ Martin Fellow at the Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia, she returned to QIMR in 2005. She has contributed key conceptual advances to understanding the evolution of colorectal polyp subtypes to clinically relevant groups of colorectal cancers. Her research findings together with active clinical collaborations with gastroenterologists, pathologists and oncologist, have contributed to altered clinical guidelines for the management of colorectal polyps and cancers.