Welcome to the 4th Annual Uganda Conference on Palliative Care. This conference is a partnership between Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)…
Prof. Turner Suzanne
Lead at EU Marie Curie FANTOM PhD training programme
Prof Turner obtained her PhD from the world-renowned Paterson Institute for Cancer Research in Manchester, UK before moving to a research post at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge. Since 2005, Prof Turner has been leading an academic research group at the University of Cambridge within the Department of Pathology. In 2007, Prof Turner was awarded the prestigious Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research (LLR; now Blood Cancer UK) Bennett Fellowship and in 2012 a further 5-year LLR senior lectureship award. Amongst her achievements are the inception and establishment of the European Research Initiative on ALCL, a study group that brings together scientists from across Europe to foster collaboration and advancement in this important area of health research.
Prof Turner was also the lead of ‘ALKATRAS’, a European Union Marie Curie Innovative Training Network of 14 research groups in 7 EU countries and was also the non-clinical chair of the European Inter-Group for Collaboration into Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (EICNHL). She now holds the post of deputy head of department and director of teaching as well as co-chair of the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Centre Paediatric Programme and biological lead for the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) paediatric lymphoma Clinical Study Group (CSG).
She also leads the EU Marie Curie FANTOM PhD training programme and is a member of the scientific committee of the international society for paediatric oncology (SIOP). Prof Turner collaborates with a wide spectrum of scientists and labs around the world with a focus on childhood cancer, most notably the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala with whom she is working towards finding better therapies for children with cancer.