The second annual ‘Sock it in
Style’ gala dinner was held at the University Club at The University of Western Australia on the 9
November 2013. The invited guest speakers were inaugural Abbie Basson scholarship recipient and Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease PhD student Rachel Jones, Winthrop Professor David Wood, and Hockeyroos player Kobie McGurk. The evening was a celebration of the achievements of Sock it to Sarcoma through 2013.
Sarah Ward, from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD), has been awarded $15,000 from the UWA Research Collaboration Award scheme to help promote successful collaborations between researchers from UWA and international researchers from the University of New Mexico, New York University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre as part of the Inter-MEL consortium. The consortium ultimately aims to identify genetic determinants associated with melanoma susceptibility and survival.
National Breast Cancer Foundation Research Fellow Dr Jennifer Stone has recently joined the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease. Jennifer completed her PhD at the
University of Melbourne which examined the genetic and environmental
determinants of mammographic density.
Researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry and the Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit have been awarded $960,312 from the NHMRC to study the genetic causes of schizophrenia in families from Western Australia. The project will use cutting edge technology to examine the whole genome sequence from these families with the aim of uncovering rare genetic variants associated with this disabling disorder.