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Susan Swetter

Susan M. Swetter, M.D., is Professor of Dermatology, Assistant Chief of the Dermatology Service at the VA Palo Alto, Co-Director of the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, and Physician Leader of the Cancer Care Program in Cutaneous Oncology at Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute. Her research interests encompass both primary and secondary melanoma prevention, including therapeutic prevention strategies in patients with atypical nevi and targeted screening/education of high-risk groups for improved melanoma awareness and early detection. 


Olivier Michielin

Professor Olivier Michielin obtained a Masters of Physics in 1991 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a Medical Degree from the University of Lausanne in 1997. He pursued his PhD training under the supervision of Jean-Charles Cerottini (Ludwig Institute) and Martin Karplus (Harvard and Strasbourg Universities, Chemistry Nobel Prize Laureate 2013). He was appointed Group Leader of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in 2002 and became an Assistant Professor at the Medical Faculty of Lausanne in 2004.

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Helen Rizos

Professor Helen Rizos is a Cancer Cell Biologist and Research Lead in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences at Macquarie University and a Faculty Member of Melanoma Institute Australia.  She has an international reputation in the field of melanoma senescence, tumour suppressor proteins and oncoproteins. Her work combines genetic analyses of melanoma tumours with functional molecular and cell biology to understand the role and regulation of genes and cellular pathways that influence the development and therapeutic response of melanoma.

The conference is hosted by Melanoma Institute Australia – a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs.

Our mission is zero deaths from melanoma this decade.

Melanoma Institute Australia

The Poche Centre, 40 Rocklands Rd, Wollstonecraft NSW 2065 Australia

Email:  Phone: +61 2 9911 7200

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