Lorne Cancer Conference 2019

A/Professor Stacey Edwards

A/Prof Stacey Edwards is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Functional Cancer Genomics Laboratory at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. She received her PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2002. Her postdoctoral training was carried out at UQ and the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre in London, funded by an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship. She returned to UQ in 2010 and was awarded a National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship to identify new mutation targets in breast cancer susceptibility genes. She was recruited to QIMR Berghofer in 2013, where the focus of her research is to use molecular approaches to identify new cancer genes. Her research integrates genetics, chromatin profiling, computational genomics and molecular studies to unravel the complexity of cancer susceptibility. Her laboratory is particularly interested in translating the findings of cancer GWAS, including identification of functional risk variants, connecting these variants to their target genes and understanding how these genes contribute to cellular phenotypes associated with cancer development.