Tissue Bank Advisory Council Chair - Professor Wayne Phillips

Biography – Professor Wayne Phillips

Professor Wayne A Phillips, PhD

Professor Phillips is a cellular and molecular biologist with a long-standing interest in the role of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase signalling pathway in cancer. Currently his work is focussed on using preclinical models to investigate the biological consequences and clinical significance of PIK3CA mutations. His laboratory also has a major interest in Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer and is developing novel patient-derived xenografts and preclinical models with which to explore the biology of Barrett’s oesophagus and test novel treatment strategies for oesophageal cancer. 
Professor Phillips is currently a Senior Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Cancer Biology and Surgical Oncology Research Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne and a Professorial Fellow in both the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, and the Department of Surgery (St Vincent’s Hospital), at the University of Melbourne. He took up the Chair of the Tissue Bank Advisory Council in January 2015 and brings a wealth of experience in cancer research and biobanking to the role. He was a member of the Tissue Bank Management Board from 2009-2014 and is currently a member of the Access Committee for the Victorian Cancer Biobank in Melbourne. He is also an active user of clinical material in his research.