[ASC-list] Today at 11am AEDT online: meet A/Prof Jennifer Byrne, Associate Professor Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead.

Kali Madden office at asc.asn.au
Wed Dec 14 22:09:02 UTC 2016


Dear ASC-List,

Today's first member guest Jennifer Byrne has spent her scientific career
analyzing childhood and adult cancers at a molecular level. Her PhD studies
mapped regional chromosome loss in paediatric solid tumours, and she then
identified a novel gene family during postdoctoral studies in France.
Jennifer is now Head of the Children’s Cancer Research Unit at the
Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and Associate Professor within the
Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney.

A/Prof Byrne's research interests include the functions of amplification
target genes which are overexpressed in multiple cancers, predictive
biomarker analyses in paediatric solid tumours, and improving cancer
biobank operations. She is interested in scientific peer review, and has
recently written a how-to guide for the peer review of literature reviews.
Jennifer also has a long-standing interest in science communication, and
has organised and given numerous public lectures over the past 20 years.
She is concerned about declining enrolments in year 11 and 12 science
subjects in NSW and possibly in other states, and would like to do more
about this. Perhaps this "meet the researcher" event could serve as a
brainstorming session as to the best way to draw attention to this
important issue.

More about her research is available here:
http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/jennifer.byrne.php

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