[ASC-list] Today at 11am AEDT online: meet A/Prof Jennifer Byrne, Associate Professor Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead.
office at asc.asn.au
Wed Dec 14 22:09:02 UTC 2016
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
More about her research is available here:
Join us online to meet Jennifer in a few hours!
You can read more about the event and post your related questions and
comments here even if you know you can't attend live:
Use the "Show in My Timezone" button on the webinar page here
http://www.anymeeting.com/AuSciComm to quickly convert our *11am AEDT* time
to your own.
This webinar is the fifty first Meet the Member in the 2016 ASC webinar
series. The series is free for all current members of the ASC and SCANZ.
Use this link to register to meet Sue (register to receive both live event
access and replay links):
Please NOTE that some users are having difficulty registering through the
above link due to an undiagnosed browser issue. If you cannot see the
events and registration buttons please contact the office for a direct
invitation to attend.
To keep up with new events as they come online you can subscribe to events
on the events tab at the ASC national Facebook page here:
If you missed a webinar and want to check the replay you can do that from
the webinar portal on the "Past Webinars" tab here:
Replays are also available from the member-only web page here (you must
login to access this page):
If you haven't already, subscribe to our discussion list from here:
Join the ASC Facebook group here:
Register for individual events to receive your webinar invite, automated
event reminders and replay links from here or email for a direct invitation:
Contact us on members at asc.asn.au with any questions, suggestions and other
Australian Science Communicators
* ASC Member note: if you have NOT been receiving our monthly member-only
newsletter direct to your inbox your membership may have lapsed or your
email address may need updating. Contact office at asc.asn.au to check your
membership status if uncertain or login to update your details at
Executive Officer, Australian Science Communicators
& ASC Conference Director 2010, 12, 14, 16 and 17.
Executive Officer, Conference Director, Australian Science Communicators
The national forum for science communicators and science journalists.
e.office at asc.asn.au
Skype. office.asc <#>
Follow me on <http://2017conf.asc.asn.au/> <http://asc.asn.au/>
<http://2017conf.asc.asn.au/register/> ASC2017 Ninth National ConferenceEarly
Bird(ish) save over 26% on tickets <http://2017conf.asc.asn.au/register/>
Latest Tweet: <https://twitter.com/auscicomm> RT @philuponscience:
<https://twitter.com/philuponscience:> Oops @auscicomm
<https://twitter.com/auscicomm> e-cocktails Conferences tomorrow... VOTE
HERE if you're in or'd prefer a different day https://t.co/23… Read More
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the ASC-list