Charlie Teo Foundation

Major scientific breakthroughs throughout history have come from researchers who could be described as any of these things:

But they didn’t give up.

We are proactively targeting these people from around the globe for the benefit of brain cancer patients in Australia.

Impassioned

Unconventional

Overlooked

Not necessarily with eminent institutions

Research Projects

Unmasking Hypoxia in GBM

Researcher name: Prof Gelareh Zadeh
Institution: University of Toronto, Canada
Grant amount (AUD): $592k
Status: Ongoing

Unshackling the Immune System 2.0

Researcher name: Prof Peter Fecci
Institution: Duke University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $1.09M
Status: Ongoing

I-DIMENSIONS: New subtyping system for DMG/DIPG

Researcher name: Prof Matt Dun
Institution: University of Newcastle, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $1.65M
Status: Ongoing

Brain Cancer Sequencing – Finding Treatment Targets

Researcher name: Prof Joseph Powell
Institution: Garvan Institute of Medical Research, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $897K
Status: Ongoing

Unshackling the Immune System

Researcher name: Prof Peter Fecci
Institution: Duke University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $477K
Status: Complete

Starving Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Prof Jeff Holst
Institution: UNSW Sydney, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $136K
Status: Ongoing

The Evolution of Childhood Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Prof Roel Verhaak
Institution: The Jackson Laboratory, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $609K
Status: Complete

Harnessing the Power from Within to Tackle DIPG/DMG

Researcher name: Prof Matt Dun
Institution: University of Newcastle, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $326K
Status: Complete

Brain Tumour Biobank

Researcher name: Charlie Teo Foundation
Institution: Charlie Teo Foundation, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $432K
Status: Ongoing

Cancer Genomics – The Next Level

Researcher name: Prof Powell
Institution: Garvan Institute of Medical Research, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $1.2M
Status: Complete

The Immune System Strikes Back – Targeting the Kynurenine Pathway

Researcher name: Dr Seray Adams
Institution: Macquarie University, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $141K
Status: Complete

Right Drug to the Right Person – Personalised Cancer Treatment

Researcher name: A/Prof Kerrie McDonald
Institution: UNSW Sydney, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $151K
Status: Complete

Monitoring GBM Immunotherapy Progress

Researcher name: Prof Irina Balyasnikova
Institution: Northwestern University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $372K
Status: Ongoing

Removing roadblocks to immunotherapy for GBM

Researcher name: Dr Jacky Yeung
Institution: Yale University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $418K
Status: Ongoing

Treating GBM in a FLASH

Researcher name: A/Prof Cormode and A/Prof Dorsey
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $295K
Status: Ongoing

Early Diagnosis of Childhood Brain Cancer Using a Simple Blood Test

Researcher name: Prof Craig Horbinski
Institution: Northwestern University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $276K
Status: Ongoing

A New Approach to Evaluating Immunotherapy

Researcher name: Dr Jessica Buck
Institution: Telethon Kids Institute, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $199K
Status: Ongoing

Navigating the Immune System Towards the Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Prof Amy Heimberger
Institution: Northwestern University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $499K
Status: Complete

The New Wave of GBM Therapy

Researcher name: Prof Michael Keidar
Institution: George Washington University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $374K
Status: Ongoing

Targeting Brain Cancer’s Body Clock

Researcher name: Prof Steve Kay
Institution: University of Southern California, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $273K
Status: Ongoing

A New Drug for GBM

Researcher name: Dr Alan Wang
Institution: MD Anderson Cancer Centre, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $55K
Status: Closed

Nasal Drug Delivery to the Brainstem for DIPG/DMG

Researcher name: A/Prof Hong Chen
Institution: Washington University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $714K
Status: Ongoing

Targeting the tumour-brain interface

Researcher name: A/Prof Xi Huang
Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
Grant amount (AUD): $200k
Status: Ongoing

Decoding GBM behaviour

Researcher name: Dr Giulia Silvani
Institution: UNSW Sydney, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $200k
Status: Ongoing

Bioengineering Bacteria for GBM

Researcher name: A/Prof Tal Danino
Institution: Columbia University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $200k
Status: Ongoing

Visualising the unexpected in DIPG

Researcher name: Dr Anne Rios
Institution: Princess Máxima Centre for Paediatric Oncology, Netherlands
Grant amount (AUD): $200k
Status: Ongoing

Oncolytic viruses for DIPG

Researcher name: A/Prof Marta Alonso
Institution: University of Navarra, Spain
Grant amount (AUD): $195k
Status: Ongoing

Looking Inside Brain Tumours for a Cure

Researcher name: Prof Johanna Joyce
Institution: University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Grant amount (AUD): $200K
Status: Ongoing

Harnessing AI to Halt Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Dr Guillermo Gomez
Institution: University of South Australia, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $200K
Status: Complete

Is the Gut-Brain Axis the Key to Brain Cancer?

Researcher name: Prof Eran Elinav
Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Grant amount (AUD): $200K
Status: Complete

Space Biology to Treat Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Dr Joshua Chou
Institution: University of Technology, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $205K
Status: Complete

The Cancer Clock is (not) Ticking

Researcher name: Dr Kristina Cook
Institution: University of Sydney, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $200K
Status: Ongoing

Research Projects

Unmasking Hypoxia in GBM

Researcher name: Prof Gelareh Zadeh
Institution: University of Toronto, Canada
Grant amount (AUD): $592k
Status: Ongoing

Unshackling the Immune System 2.0

Researcher name: Prof Peter Fecci
Institution: Duke University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $1.09M
Status: Ongoing

I-DIMENSIONS: New subtyping system for DMG/DIPG

Researcher name: Prof Matt Dun
Institution: University of Newcastle, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $1.65M
Status: Ongoing

Brain Cancer Sequencing – Finding Treatment Targets

Researcher name: Prof Joseph Powell
Institution: Garvan Institute of Medical Research, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $897K
Status: Ongoing

Unshackling the Immune System

Researcher name: Prof Peter Fecci
Institution: Duke University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $477K
Status: Complete

Starving Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Prof Jeff Holst
Institution: UNSW Sydney, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $136K
Status: Ongoing

The Evolution of Childhood Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Prof Roel Verhaak
Institution: The Jackson Laboratory, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $609K
Status: Complete

Harnessing the Power from Within to Tackle DIPG/DMG

Researcher name: Prof Matt Dun
Institution: University of Newcastle, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $326K
Status: Complete

Brain Tumour Biobank

Researcher name: Charlie Teo Foundation
Institution: Charlie Teo Foundation, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $432K
Status: Ongoing

Cancer Genomics – The Next Level

Researcher name: Prof Powell
Institution: Garvan Institute of Medical Research, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $1.2M
Status: Complete

The Immune System Strikes Back – Targeting the Kynurenine Pathway

Researcher name: Dr Seray Adams
Institution: Macquarie University, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $141K
Status: Complete

Right Drug to the Right Person – Personalised Cancer Treatment

Researcher name: A/Prof Kerrie McDonald
Institution: UNSW Sydney, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $151K
Status: Complete

Monitoring GBM Immunotherapy Progress

Researcher name: Prof Irina Balyasnikova
Institution: Northwestern University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $372K
Status: Ongoing

Removing roadblocks to immunotherapy for GBM

Researcher name: Dr Jacky Yeung
Institution: Yale University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $418K
Status: Ongoing

Treating GBM in a FLASH

Researcher name: A/Prof Cormode and A/Prof Dorsey
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $295K
Status: Ongoing

Early Diagnosis of Childhood Brain Cancer Using a Simple Blood Test

Researcher name: Prof Craig Horbinski
Institution: Northwestern University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $276K
Status: Ongoing

A New Approach to Evaluating Immunotherapy

Researcher name: Dr Jessica Buck
Institution: Telethon Kids Institute, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $199K
Status: Ongoing

Navigating the Immune System Towards the Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Prof Amy Heimberger
Institution: Northwestern University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $499K
Status: Complete

The New Wave of GBM Therapy

Researcher name: Prof Michael Keidar
Institution: George Washington University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $374K
Status: Ongoing

Targeting Brain Cancer’s Body Clock

Researcher name: Prof Steve Kay
Institution: University of Southern California, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $273K
Status: Ongoing

A New Drug for GBM

Researcher name: Dr Alan Wang
Institution: MD Anderson Cancer Centre, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $55K
Status: Closed

Nasal Drug Delivery to the Brainstem for DIPG/DMG

Researcher name: A/Prof Hong Chen
Institution: Washington University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): Up to $714K
Status: Ongoing

Targeting the tumour-brain interface

Researcher name: A/Prof Xi Huang
Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
Grant amount (AUD): $200k
Status: Ongoing

Decoding GBM behaviour

Researcher name: Dr Giulia Silvani
Institution: UNSW Sydney, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $200k
Status: Ongoing

Bioengineering Bacteria for GBM

Researcher name: A/Prof Tal Danino
Institution: Columbia University, U.S.
Grant amount (AUD): $200k
Status: Ongoing

Visualising the unexpected in DIPG

Researcher name: Dr Anne Rios
Institution: Princess Máxima Centre for Paediatric Oncology, Netherlands
Grant amount (AUD): $200k
Status: Ongoing

Oncolytic viruses for DIPG

Researcher name: A/Prof Marta Alonso
Institution: University of Navarra, Spain
Grant amount (AUD): $195k
Status: Ongoing

Looking Inside Brain Tumours for a Cure

Researcher name: Prof Johanna Joyce
Institution: University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Grant amount (AUD): $200K
Status: Ongoing

Harnessing AI to Halt Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Dr Guillermo Gomez
Institution: University of South Australia, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $200K
Status: Complete

Is the Gut-Brain Axis the Key to Brain Cancer?

Researcher name: Prof Eran Elinav
Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Grant amount (AUD): $200K
Status: Complete

Space Biology to Treat Brain Cancer

Researcher name: Dr Joshua Chou
Institution: University of Technology, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $205K
Status: Complete

The Cancer Clock is (not) Ticking

Researcher name: Dr Kristina Cook
Institution: University of Sydney, AUS
Grant amount (AUD): $200K
Status: Ongoing