Bruce Baguley was born in Hamilton, and studied at the University of Auckland. He trained initially in chemistry, switching to the field of molecular biology for his Ph.D. degree. He subsequently went to Basel, Switzerland, for two years to study the biochemistry of normal and cancer tissues, returning to New Zealand in 1968 to join what is now known as the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre at the University of Auckland. He is currently a Professor and Codirector of this center, and has been particularly involved in the development of a multidisciplinary facility where new treatment strategies can be formulated and new drugs are synthesized, and where comprehensive laboratory studies of new drugs can be complemented by trials in patients. He authored more than 360 research articles, and edited (with Professor D. J. Kerr) the book entitled Anticancer Drug Development, which provided the first comprehensive overview of this field. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) in 1991. In 2002, he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to cancer research, and in 2006 he was awarded both the Sir Charles Hercus Medal (scientific or technological work of great merit in biomedical sciences and technologies) and the Gluckman Medal (distinguished contributions to the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland).
Biography Updated on 15 July 2008