By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two scientists at Melbourne, Australia's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have won A$1.8 million (US$1.5 million) in five-year grant fellowships to support cancer genetics and epigenetics research.

Marnie Blewitt, a researcher and lab head at the Institute, won the inaugural Dyson Fellowship to fund her studies of cancer epigenetics.

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Jun
26
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar outlines a study that sought to characterize the landscape of alternative polyadenylation (APA) in the lung cancer transcriptome in order to gain insight into the role of APA in cancer progression.

Jun
27
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will present data from the FLAURA trial and show the clinical utility of liquid biopsy in identifying non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who may benefit from targeted TKI therapies. 

Jul
10
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.

Jul
19
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will discuss how ultra-highly sensitive and customizable targeted next-generation sequencing panels are applied in inherited disease research.