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Dr Joanna Achinger-Kawecka

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Biography

Dr Joanna Achinger-Kawecka completed her PhD on the identification of microRNAs for the prediction of breast cancer treatment outcome at the University of Tuebingen, Germany in 2014 and then relocated to Australia to join the Epigenetics Research Laboratory at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Her current research focuses on the role of three-dimensional (3D) genome organization in cancer and identification of mechanisms by which...view more

Dr Joanna Achinger-Kawecka completed her PhD on the identification of microRNAs for the prediction of breast cancer treatment outcome at the University of Tuebingen, Germany in 2014 and then relocated to Australia to join the Epigenetics Research Laboratory at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Her current research focuses on the role of three-dimensional (3D) genome organization in cancer and identification of mechanisms by which chromatin architecture arises and is maintained in normal and cancer cells.


My Grants

 

Title of Project and Chief Investigators Role in Project Funding Organisation Start Date Duration Total Grant Amount

Targeting the Three-Dimensional Epigenome in Endocrine Resistant Breast Cancer

 

CIA Cancer Council NSW Project Grant 2020 3 years $434,000

Single-Cell Hi-C: A Novel Tool to Identify Key Epigenetic Drivers of Endocrine Resistant Breast Cancer

 

PI Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign 2019 1 year

$15,000

Genetic perturbations to the 3D genome architecture: Implications for endocrine resistance in breast cancer (Clark S, Achinger-Kawecka J)

Co-I National Breast Cancer Foundation 2017 1 year

$200,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


My Qualifications

PhD in Pharmacogenomics 2014 (University of Tuebingen, Germany)

Masters of Biotechnology 2011 (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland)

Bachelor of Science 2009 (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland)


My Awards

2019 - Best Selected Speaker Prize, 2019 Post-Doc Symposium, Garvan Institute

2018 - CASS Foundation Travel Grant

2017 - The Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant

2016 - Best Postdoc Prize, 24th St Vincent’s Campus Research Symposium

2016 - Heliflite Young Explorer Award

2015 - Best Oral Presentation Prize, 23rd St Vincent’s Campus Research Symposium

2011 – EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network “Fighting Drug Failure” Fellowship

 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Epigenetic deregulation in cancer
Three-dimensional genome in normal and cancer biology
3-D genome organization
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Location

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Publications

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