About

In 2017, Mrs Pamela Galli AO made a significant gift to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences to establish The Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Medical Research Trust.

The Trust supports collaborative research programs across the Parkville medical precinct in the areas of cancer and developmental disorders and enables a unique partnership between the University of Melbourne, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the Royal Children's Hospital.

Mrs Galli’s extraordinary philanthropic support of medical research was inspired by her late husband Lorenzo and the specialist care he received during his treatment for skin cancer and a blood related cancer.

This extraordinary gift follows the success of three professorial chairs Mrs Galli established at the University of Melbourne since 2012, and who are leading the research programs supported by the Trust:

Professor David Amor, Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Chair in Developmental Medicine

Professor Doug Hilton AO, Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Chair in Medical Biology

Professor Grant McArthur, Lorenzo Galli Chair in Melanoma and Skin Cancers

Photo of Pamela Galli

Research programs supported by the Trust

Under the leadership of the three Galli Chairs, Professor Grant McArthur, Professor David Amor and Professor Doug Hilton AO, researchers from the University of Melbourne, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the Royal Children’s Hospital are collaborating on three key projects that will impact developmental disorders and cancer.

  • Improving outcomes and quality of life for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities

    Aim: To generate new evidence about the causes of neurodevelopmental disabilities and determine whether new and existing therapies are effective in improving outcomes and quality of life for these children and their families.
    Collaborators: The Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne

  • Discovery of new treatments for brain development disorders

    Aim: To improve the quality of life for children and their families through the identification of new treatments for patients with a wider spectrum of genetic causes of brain developmental disorders.
    Collaborators: The Royal Children’s Hospital, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne

  • Next generation cancer discoveries initiative

    Aim: To use state-of-the-art genomics and computational research methods to understand how cancer cells evolve, adapt and influence response to therapy at the single cell level.
    Collaborators: The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne.

In partnership with

Logos: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Children's Hospital and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute