About the OzMRS

The OzMRS is the Australasian Chapter of the International Metastasis Research Society (MRS). The OzMRS was formally established in 2013 by co-founding members, Prof Rik Thompson (Queensland University of Technology, QLD) and Prof Robin Anderson (Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, VIC), and the local organising committee of the MRS congress convened in Brisbane, 2012. The overarching goal of the OzMRS is to build an engaging society that embraces all with an interest in metastasis.

Our Mission

Our mission is to act as a central organisation that connects all stakeholders with an interest in metastasis, including laboratory scientists, clinical researchers, industry, consumers and advocacy groups, and to promote the world-class metastasis research from the Australasian region. To achieve this, we aim to:

  • Actively promote scientific events and disseminate the latest research and treatment advances through our dedicated OzMRS website and social media.

  • Convene biennial metastasis-focused scientific symposia to facilitate the exchange of information, foster collaboration between all stakeholders and enhance the engagement of Australasian metastasis researchers, both nationally and internationally.

  • Mentor and champion students, early and mid-career researchers by supporting their integration and participation in metastasis-focussed scientific events.

  • Engage with, and educate the broader community about the need for metastasis research through active partnership with consumers and advocacy groups.

Our Vision

We are committed to promoting all aspects of metastasis research that will improve the quality of life of individuals with advanced disease.  We will support and provide opportunities for researchers whose work seeks to advance world-class research towards improved monitoring, prevention and treatment of metastasis.

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Meet OzMRS Researcher 

Michael Papanicolaou 

We meet Dr Michael Papanicolaou from Garvan Institute of Medical Research.



MRS  2021 Biennial Congress

Registration is now open for the virtual 2021 MRS Congress.

November 16th - 18th 5am - 10am (AEST)

Abstract submission for virtual posters closes October 15th.

For more information and to Register visit the MRS webpage.

COSA Marryalyan Report

Read the COSA Marryalyan Report and hear about what the OzMRS has been up to on page 38 of the report


Research Topic Title: Multifaceted Dynamics of Metastasis

Topic Editor(s): RADHIKA NAIR, Alex Swarbrick, Pete Simpson

Journal/Specialty: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology - section Molecular Medicine

Metastasis Related Publications

Here we highlight "must read" metastasis publications

June 2020

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