About Professor Jennifer Byrne

I entered biomedical research because it was the best job I could imagine. My research seeks to improve the quality of the biomedical research literature, so that more research benefits patients and broader society.

Professor Jennifer Byrne is a molecular biologist and biobanking expert based at the NSW Health Statewide Biobank at Camperdown, NSW. Professor Byrne's research interests include the analysis of human tissue biobank operations to maximise support of biomedical and clinical research, and the semi-automated analysis of verifiable experimental reagents in biomedical research publications. Professor Byrne welcomes applications from prospective research students who share these research interests.

Professor Byrne has spent her scientific career analysing childhood and adult cancers at a molecular level. Her PhD studies at the University of Queensland mapped loss of chromosome 11p15 loci in embryonal tumours, and she then identified a novel gene family during postdoctoral studies in France. She is currently Director of Biobanking within NSW Health Pathology, and Professor of Molecular Oncology within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

Professor Byrne has received numerous awards for postgraduate research student supervision. She was awarded both the University of Sydney's College of Health Sciences and Faculty of Medicine Awards for Excellence in postgraduate research student supervision in 2005, and she also received University of Sydney Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health Teaching Awards in 2003 and 2011. She has supervised over 10 University of Sydney PhD/ masters students to completion as primary supervisor.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Professor Byrne's publicatons, please visit her Faculty of Medicine and Health profile page.