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Advance #BornGlobal Ep3: Dr Bruce Stillman AO

Meet our visionary biochemist revolutionising cancer research and 2021 Advance Global Impact Winner, Dr Bruce Stillman AO



This podcast introduces remarkable Australians who have built their career overseas.  We celebrate their optimism, creativity and resourcefulness to succeed across the globe. 

In this series, we meet the 2021 Advance Award winners. 

In each episode, we gain insight into their chosen profession, career choices and what motivates them. During the interview, our winners are informed that they have received an Advance Award. Listen out for their unfiltered and heartfelt responses! 

We hope you enjoy getting to know more about these inspiring global Australians.

In this episode, you will meet Dr Bruce Stillman AO, winner of the Global Impact Award in 2021. Bruce is a visionary biochemist revolutionising cancer research, and here he discusses his dreams of doing medicine since he was 11, his early discoveries in Australia and the changes he’s seen in the research environment – particularly leading one of the US and the world’s great research institution, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory.  You will also meet Ken Allen AO, Founder and Chair Emeritus of Advance, and Chair of the Awards judging panel. Ken knew Bruce through their work when Ken was Consul General in New York from 2001 to 2006. Bruce is driven by the joy of pursuing cutting-edge research, and experiencing the thrill of discovery, while overseeing an institution that nurtures the careers of young scientists. Listen and be inspired to follow your passion, change landscapes and connect with others.