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Associate Professor Darren Shafren

Associate Professor

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (Immunology and Microbiology)

Career Summary

Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Carcinogenesis
  • Microbiology
  • Oncology
  • Oncolytic Virotherapy
  • Virology

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
030499Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry not elsewhere classified15
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified35
111299Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia

Awards

Recipient

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

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
20053rd International Conference on Oncolytic Viruses as Cancer Therapeutics
Organisation: Mayo Clinic
20053rd International Conference on Oncolytic Viruses as Cancer Therapeutics
Organisation: Mayo Clinic
20053rd International Conference on Oncolytic Viruses as Cancer Therapeutics
Organisation: Mayo Clinic
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Investigation of Oncolytic CVA21 as a Potential Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Investigation of Oncolytic Coxsackievirus A21 as a Potential Treatment for Lung Cancer
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Combination of Oncolytic Coxsackievirus A21 with Conventional Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Melanoma
Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

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

CountryCount of Publications
Australia23
Sweden5
United States3
American Samoa1
Finland1
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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

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

Office

RoomDMB305
BuildingDavid Maddison Clinical Sciences Building
LocationDavid Maddison Clinical Sciences Building

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