Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre celebrates 10th Birthday

The Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre is internationally recognised for its pioneering cancer research. Affectionately known as POG, it celebrated its 10th birthday on 25th May 2018 by hosting an international symposium on leukaemia research.

Image of Paul O'Gorman colleagues celebrating together

The event also marked the official launch of the “Professor Tessa Holyoake Memorial Fund”, established with a bequest of £100,000 from the late Professor Tessa Holyoake, the founding director of POG, who died last year. The Howat Foundation will match the bequest made by Professor Holyoake, and the funding will be used to support PhD students as well as postdoctoral and early career researchers at POG.

Professor Mhairi Copland, Head of POG and Professor of Translational Haematology in the Institute of Cancer Sciences, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating POG’s 10th birthday. POG is rightly recognised as an international centre of excellence in chronic myeloid leukaemia and other leukaemia research. In the last ten years, POG has grown in stature and reputation to become a key part of the international leukaemia research community.  The incredible team here are now focused on maintaining that reputation, and are passionate about continuing our world-leading research, both in our labs and in a number of exciting upcoming clinical trials.”


First published: 26 June 2018