Sarah Best-Achievements

Sarah Best-Achievements


Selected achievements


2020 Engagement Award: WEHI Kellaway Excellence Award for outstanding leadership 

2020 Honourable Mention: Award for Outstanding Cancer Research: Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium  

2018 Griffith University Discovery Award: Research Australia

Grants and funding

2021 – 2023: Cancer Australia. Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) “Designing personalised treatment strategies for KEAP1-mutant lung cancer” 

2021: NanoString GeoMx DSP Research Grant recipient: Genomic Category “Investigating tumour heterogeneity in glioblastoma” 

2019 – 2021: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant “Exploiting metabolic vulnerabilities in the detection and treatment of lung cancer” 

2017 – 2018: Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA), Early Career Seed Grant “Pre-clinical investigation of non-small cell lung cancer” 


Service to the community

2022: University of the third Age (U3A) Banyule lecture at Ivanhoe Library and Culture Hub 

2021, 2019, 2018: 3RRR radio interview, Einstein a go-go 

2020-21: Mentor, Career Trackers Young Indigenous Women in Science Academy program 

2019: Speaker at Melbourne Pint of Science event 

2017: Invited speaker at GTAC “Understanding and Treating Cancer” with Nobel laureate H. Varmus