29 April 2019
Professor Leslie Burnett, KCCG Principal Medical Geneticist, has been awarded the 2019 Roman Lectureship by the Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists. The recipient of this award is chosen based on contributions to the field and interest in the education of clinical biochemists.
Professor Burnett will travel around Australia and New Zealand giving a presentation on Genomics: Hype, Reality and Potential. He will also meet with clinical biochemists across Australasia to discuss their work in the field.
Additionally, Professor Burnett has received a quality improvement grant from Avant Mutual for a pilot study evaluating a new quality assurance tool for genomic pathology reports.
Translational Genomics team members Dr Andre Minoche and Dr Mark McCabe have been awarded fellowships from the Cancer Institute NSW. Dr Minoche was awarded an Early Career Fellowship for his project to use long-read genome sequencing technology to identify cancer-promoting variants in children with a high risk of childhood cancer.
Dr McCabe received a Career Development Fellowship for his research into liquid biopsy as a means of monitoring disease progression and therapeutic response in patients with advanced cancer.
Mary-Anne Young has been invited to present the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) 2019 Oration in August in Wellington, New Zealand. The HGSA honours eminent members by inviting them to present the HGSA Oration at their Annual Scientific Meeting.