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VCB teams at the participating hospitals

The VCB is collaboration between the Cancer Council Victoria and leading healthcare institutions in Victoria. Five academic teaching hospitals across Melbourne currently house our main Tissue Banks; Austin Health, Eastern Health, Melbourne Health, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash Health. Each Tissue Bank also collaborates with multiple satellite sites to collect critical masses of specimens for research projects.

Central Operations

Director: Dr. Helen Farrugia

Deputy Director: Dr. Catherine Shang

Project Manager: Ms. Kelsey Serena

Data Systems Manager: Dr. Maggie Ling

Austin Health

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Andrew Scott

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Angela Mountain

Laboratory Technician: Mr. Jhoseph Marquez

Eastern Health

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Christopher Gilfillan

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Susan Hume

Medical Scientist: Ms. Camille Schneider

Melbourne Health

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Geoff Lindeman

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Leanne Taylor

Medical Scientist: Ms. Karen Velasco

Laboratory Technician: Ms. Zhu Zhao

Monash Health

Tissue Bank Head: Dr. Beena Kumar

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Zdenka Prodanovic

Medical Scientist: Mr. Todd Waugh

Laboratory Assistant: Mr. Wendi Tian

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Tissue Bank Head: Professor Stephen Fox

Tissue Bank Manager: Ms. Samantha Cauberg

Research Assistant: Ms. Christina Fennell

Research Assistant: Ms. Gianna Lishmund

Research Assistant: Ms. Mira Liu

Tissue Bank Administration: Ms. Lan Zhang