Anticancer activity of Tea Tree Oil

Summary

The reason for travel to the international terpene conference in Istanbul is to present our recently published paper "Inhibition of established subcutaneous murine tumour growth with topical Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) oil". My presentation has been accepted as an oral presentation at this conference specialising in terpene applications. Attending this conference will give me a unique opportunity to network with international experts on terpenes and establish research collaborations. As tea tree oil is abundant in terpenes, presentation of our work to terpene experts will be invaluable.

Program

Tea Tree Oil

Research Organisation

University of Western Australia

Objective Summary

The work to be presented is a combination of results obtained from RIRDC projects PRJ000009, PRJ002395 and the current project PRJ005131. Presentation of these data will not only encourage new directions for our project, it will also ensure excellent exposure of our paper, which will generate more interest in our research. This has the potential to attract more research personnel and students to join our group, which will ultimately lead to greater funding opportunities and publications in very high quality journals. The presentation of the tea tree oil research funded by RIRDC, by myself and also by Ass/Prof Kate Hammer will significantly further enhnace the profile of this mainly Australian product and will further promote use of this natural, renewable resource. All benefits gained from this travel will be passed on to RIRDC and Novasel, our industry support by way of writing a detailed report.

Project Code

PRJ-005829

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

TTO-Increasing demand

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