[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1020056]
A/Pr Helena Richardson
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