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18:00 on 18 May 2018
Friday 18th May, 2018 at 6pm
St Vincent’s Clinic
438 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Guest speaker: Professor Sally Dunwoodie
Sally Dunwoodie gained a BSc Hons at the University of Sydney majoring in Genetics and Biochemistry. She was awarded a PhD researching the genetics of muscle development, at the Children’s Medical Research Institute, University of Sydney. She undertook postdoctoral training in embryology at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. There she identified numerous genes required for normal mammalian embryogenesis. In 2000, she joined the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.
Sally is Head of the Embryology Laboratory, Head of the Chain Reaction Program in Congenital Heart Disease Research, and Deputy Director of the NSW Cardiovascular Innovation Centre, at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. She is a Professor in the Faculties of Medicine and Science at the University of New South Wales and President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB).
Sally has received awards including the Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB) Emerging Leader Award, the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award, was a 2016 finalist in the NSW Premier's Woman of the Year Award, and in 2017 was awarded the NSW Premier’s Award for Excellence in Medical Biological Sciences.
Sally Dunwoodie is an acclaimed embryologist and geneticist who has made major contributions to our mechanistic understanding of embryogenesis and the causation of congenital malformations of the skeleton and heart. Her insights into how environmental factors impact gene activity in the embryo are foundational, and in particular how gene variants interact with environmental insults including fetal hypoxia and maternal diet, to cause congenital malformation. Her discoveries have led to new diagnostics and compellingly show the way to a future where congenital malformations in tens of thousands if not millions of babies worldwide can be prevented.
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