A new look for a new era in genomic technologies

Assoc. Prof. Daniel Catchpoole

AGTA President (Oct. 2011-2013)

Vice President 2010 – 2011

Biospecimens Research and Tumour Bank
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Sydney, Australia

Email: daniel.catchpoole@health.nsw.gov.au

A/Prof Catchpoole was appointed Head of the Tumour Bank at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in 2001. He holds a conjoint Associate Professor appointment with the University of Sydney and is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Technology, Sydney. A/Prof Catchpoole’s career research experience has focused on the molecular basis of paediatric malignancies in which he has extensive exp...

A/Prof Catchpoole was appointed Head of the Tumour Bank at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in 2001. He holds a conjoint Associate Professor appointment with the University of Sydney and is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Technology, Sydney. A/Prof Catchpoole’s career research experience has focused on the molecular basis of paediatric malignancies in which he has extensive experience exploring genomics in paediatric tumours. His scientific achievements have focussed on the assessment of childhood tumours, with specific attention given to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and neuroblastoma. Currently he leads a program of research investigating how complex genomics derived from paediatric cancer can become accessible to clinicians so as to gain knowledge about an individual cancers patient’s treatment and clinical management.

Prof. Ian Paulsen

Laboratory Head

Dept. of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences
Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia

Email: ian.paulsen@mq.edu.au

Professor Ian Paulsen is a Professor of Genomics at Macquarie University and Deputy Director of the Macquarie Biomolecular Frontiers Centre. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher with more than 200 publications. He received a PhD from Monash University and was an NHMRC C.J. Martin Fellow at the University of California at San Die...

Professor Ian Paulsen is a Professor of Genomics at Macquarie University and Deputy Director of the Macquarie Biomolecular Frontiers Centre. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher with more than 200 publications. He received a PhD from Monash University and was an NHMRC C.J. Martin Fellow at the University of California at San Diego. He then took a faculty position at the Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), where he led many microbial genome sequencing projects. Ian returned to Australia in 2007 as a Professor at Macquarie University, where his recent research is focused on novel metagenomic and systems biology approaches to investigate microbial adaptation to different environments.

Ian’s blog- http://mqgenomics.blogspot.com.au

Dr. Mark Crowe

Training and Outreach Manager

QFAB Bioinformatics
Brisbane, Australia

Email: m.crowe@qfab.org

Mark is currently working with QFAB Bioinformatics, developing and delivering short bioinformatics training courses. He has fifteen years experience in bioinformatics and genomics service provision roles, with a varied background including providing bioinformatics support for a pan-European genomics project, managing the next-generation sequencing service at the AGRF, and operations and researc...

Mark is currently working with QFAB Bioinformatics, developing and delivering short bioinformatics training courses. He has fifteen years experience in bioinformatics and genomics service provision roles, with a varied background including providing bioinformatics support for a pan-European genomics project, managing the next-generation sequencing service at the AGRF, and operations and research management for a private biotechnology company.

Dr Carsten Kulheim

Committee Member 2010 – 2016

Vice-President (2013-2015)

Convenor for AMATA 2011

Student Education Working Group

Research Fellow
Research School of Biology,
Australian National University (ANU),
Canberra, Australia

Email: carsten.kulheim@anu.edu.au

Dr Kate Howell

Research Fellow

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology

The University of Western Australia

 

Email: kate.howell@uwa.edu.au

Twitter: @DrKateHowell

Kate Howell is a plant molecular biologist at the UWA node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology where her research focuses on using sequencing technologies to interrogate plant organellar genomes, the transcripts they encode and the RNA-binding proteins that regulate their expression. She is a former recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship (2008-...

Kate Howell is a plant molecular biologist at the UWA node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology where her research focuses on using sequencing technologies to interrogate plant organellar genomes, the transcripts they encode and the RNA-binding proteins that regulate their expression. She is a former recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship (2008-2009) and an inaugural ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2012-2015).

Assoc Prof Nicole Cloonan

Membership Secretary

The University of Auckland

Email: n.cloonan@auckland.ac.na

Nicole is currently Assoc professor, Biological Sciences, faculty of Science. She is a pioneer of novel genomics and bioinformatics techniques. In 2008 she described a...

Nicole is currently Assoc professor, Biological Sciences, faculty of Science. She is a pioneer of novel genomics and bioinformatics techniques. In 2008 she described a new technology that revolutionized the way we study RNA. Now called RNA-seq, this technique was widely and rapidly adopted, and was the foundation for the Australian contribution to the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). 

Nicole was previously an ARC Future Fellow who has recently established the “Genomic Biology Laboratory” at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Her work is multi‐disciplinary in nature, involving bioinformatics, biochemistry, cell biology, and genomics – all of which she uses to understand the complexity, function, and systems biology of RNA. Her previous work has included the development of protocols and analysis techniques for RNA-seq, sequencing the genomes of pancreatic cancer patients and their tumours, but most recently has been heavily involved in the miRNA field.