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AGTA-17 Poster and Oral Prize winners


AGTA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Conference Awards. Congratulations to all recipients!

Early Career Researcher Prizes

Nigel Swanston Oral Award ($1,000) – Dr. Mark Pinese, Kinghorn Cancer Centre, N.S.W.; The Medical Genome Reference Bank – Genomics of a disease-depleted, elderly Australian cohort

Agena Bioscience Poster Prize ($500) –  Ms. Nadine Dunn, Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) Ltd, Auckland, NZ.; Time course gene expression analysis of forensic blood samples

Student Prizes

Nigel Swanston Oral Award ($1,000) – Mr. Simon Hardwick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research; Spliced synthetic genes as internal controls in RNA-seq experiments

Agena Bioscience Poster Prize – Ms. Clare Puttick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, N.S.W.; ROHMER: A tool for identifying runs of homozygosity in whole genome data


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