Deep Trouble #3: Jennifer Byrne
Professor Jennifer Byrne has spent her scientific career analysing childhood and adult cancers at a molecular level. Her PhD studies mapped loss of chromosome 11p15 loci in embryonal tumours, and she then identified a novel gene family during postdoctoral studies in France. Professor Byrne is Head of the Children’s Cancer Research Unit in the Kids Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and Professor of Molecular Oncology in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Sydney Medical School. She was recently recognised as one of Nature’s “ten people who mattered in 2017”, for exposing and large number of flawed and fraudulent genetics research papers and helping to design software to detect them.