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Associate Professor Darren Shafren

Associate Professor

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (Immunology and Microbiology)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
- Virology and Oncolytic Virotherapy. - The molecular biology of picornaviruses, and the potential use of viruses as anti-cancer agents.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Carcinogenesis
  • Microbiology
  • Oncology
  • Oncolytic Virotherapy
  • Virology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
030499 Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry not elsewhere classified 15
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 35
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
1998 HMRI Young Medical Researcher of the Year
Unknown
1998 HMRI Young Medical Researcher of the Year
Unknown
1998 HMRI Young Medical Researcher of the Year
Unknown

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2005 3rd International Conference on Oncolytic Viruses as Cancer Therapeutics
Organisation: Mayo Clinic
2005 3rd International Conference on Oncolytic Viruses as Cancer Therapeutics
Organisation: Mayo Clinic
2005 3rd International Conference on Oncolytic Viruses as Cancer Therapeutics
Organisation: Mayo Clinic
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Investigation of Oncolytic CVA21 as a Potential Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Investigation of Oncolytic Coxsackievirus A21 as a Potential Treatment for Lung Cancer
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Enhancement of Oncolytic Coxsackievirus A21 with Conventional Chemotherapies and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for the Treatment of Melanoma
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Low Pathogenic Human Enteroviruses as Novel Anti-Cancer Agents Against Malignant Glioma
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Enteroviral-Mediated Oncolysis of Cancer: Evaluation of Efficacy and Obstacles to Therapeutic Success
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Enteroviruses as Novel Oncolytic Agents for the Control of Human Prostate Cancer
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Viral Oncolysis of Human Breast Cancer
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 PhD Control of Cancer Progression by Virotherapy
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Mechanisms of Cell Entry and Release of Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 PhD Cellular Receptor Interactions of C Cluster Coxsackie A Viruses
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 23
Sweden 5
United States 3
American Samoa 1
Finland 1
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News

Associate Professor Darren Shafren

Cancer therapy secures $27.1m funding

January 31, 2014

Viralytics Limited, a biotech company founded by University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) researcher Darren Shafren, has announced a capital raising venture of $27.1 million to complete international trials of anti-cancer therapy known as CAVATAKTM.

Associate Professor Darren Shafren

Position

Associate Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Immunology and Microbiology

Contact Details

Email darren.shafren@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4913 8158
Fax (02) 4913 8814

Office

Room DMB305
Building David Maddison Clinical Sciences Building
Location David Maddison Clinical Sciences Building

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