[ASC-list] Starting now! 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 23:58:14 UTC 2016


On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 9:09 AM, Kali Madden <office at asc.asn.au> wrote:

> 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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