The Australian Academy of Science has congratulated three Fellows for winning a combined total of more than $54 million in prestigious five year National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grants, to continue their vital work in medical research.

Professor Christopher Goodnow FAA of the Australian National University has received $15.7 million for his work in identifying how immune and inflammatory responses are controlled in health and disease.

Professor Nic Nicola FAA, of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has been granted $17.1 million for research combining novel multidisciplinary approaches and techniques to provide new insights into blood cell control and novel avenues for therapies in blood disorders.

Also at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Professor Jerry Adams FAA has won a grant of $21.3 million to help attempt to develop cancer drugs that flip the natural ‘cell death switch’.