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About the Centre for Urology Research (CUR)


The mission of the CUR is to enhance our knowledge of the lower urinary tract with the aim of developing new treatments or enhancing current treatments of the following conditions:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Prostate and bladder cancer
  • Overactive bladder
  • Stress incontinence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Katrina Smith (PhD)
  • Cancer Council Queensland
    $190,000 - Chess-Williams, McDermott & Rose Myer, 2012-2014
    "Cytotoxic drugs: cellular and tissue effects and the effects of ageing"
    $434,800 - Chess-Williams, Burcher, Moore, Mansfield, 2009-2012
    “Non-neuronal ATP: regulation of release and action in the bladder”
  • Pfizer Overactive Bladder Competitive Grant Program
    $85,000 - Chess-Williams, 2008-2010
    “Muscarinic receptor mediated release of nitric oxide, its effect on urothelial spontaneous activity and role in the idiopathic overactive bladder”
  • European Commission Framework 7 - Marie Curie Initial Training Networks
    $5.5million - 11 European centres – Sheffield Hallam University centre 2 - Sellers, McKay & Grundy, 2010-2014
    “Training for Urology Scientists to develop new Treatments (TRUST)”
  • Pfizer Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) Program
    $95,000 - Collins, Sellers, McKay, Grundy, Chapple, 2009-2010
    “Antimuscarinics: effects on mucosal-afferent signalling pathways?”
  • Best Student Presentation, National Symposium on Advances in Gastrointestinal and Urogenital Research (Luke Grundy, Sydney, 2012)
  • Best Student Presentation, National Symposium on Advances in Gastrointestinal and Urogenital Research (Christian Moro, 2010).
  • Queensland Smart Futures Scholarship (Christian Moro, 2010)
  • RCPA (Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia) Scholarship in Pathology (Caitlin Milligan, 2009)
  • EAU Best Poster Prize, European Association  Urology Stockholm meeting, (Donna Sellers, 2009)
  • AUA Best Poster Prize, American Urological Association Chicago meeting (Donna Sellers, 2009)
  • Best Scientific Paper published in “European Urology” (IF7.7), European Association Urology Prize awarded to Donna Sellers (2007).
  • EAU Best Poster Prize, European Urology Association Berlin meeting (Russ Chess-Williams, 2007)
  • Life Sciences (D. Sellers)
  • Journal of Pharmacological & Toxicological Methods (D. Sellers)
  • Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience (R. Chess-Williams)
  • Autonomic &Autocoid Pharmacology (R. Chess-Williams)
  • NaunynSchmeidebergs Archives of Pharmacology (R. Chess-Williams)