Grants and Awards

KCCG News Issue 8

Dr Kirston Barton presenting at the MedTech’s Got Talent Gala Dinner

27 April 2018

Dr Amali Mallawaarachchi, a clinician-researcher in the Translational Genome Informatics Program, won a Royal Australasian College of Physicians Jacquot Research Entry Scholarship in Nephrology for her research into the molecular pathogenesis of inherited kidney disease.

Genomic Technologies program members Dr Martin Smith, Dr Kirston Barton and James Ferguson won a Johnson & Johnson Innovation Award, together with Dr Nenad Bartonicek from the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics. They were also one of 5 finalists in the MedTech’s Got Talent competition, receiving pre-seed funding for ‘Cerebro biosystems: targeted and timely prevention of sepsis’.

Tansel Ersavas from the Informatics Program was awarded an Amazon Web Services grant for his project ‘MitoWisdom: Application of deep learning techniques on mitochondrial genome data’.