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Researchers: A/Pr Helena Richardson (Principal investigator)

Brief description I am a cell biologist/geneticist focusing on understanding tumourigenesis. Cancer is a multigenic and complicated disease, involving interactions between the tumour and normal tissue. I use the genetically tractable model organism, the vinegar fly, Drosophila, to model cancer in situ and identify novel genes that drive cancer. My 5 year career plan is to use the Drosophila system to model cooperative tumourigenesis in epithelial and brain tissues and translate this to human cancer.

Funding Amount $AUD 675,736.67

Funding Scheme Research Fellowships

Notes Research Fellowship

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