Researcher

Dr Niall M Byrne

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Biography

Dr Niall M Byrne is a research officer in the Bone Biology Division of the Garvan Institute, investigating prostate tumour cell dormancy in bone

Niall graduated from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland with a First Class Honours in Biomedical Science (with Diploma in Professional Practice) in 2009. He subsequently completed his PhD at the University of Ulster in 2014 in the laboratory of Prof Stephanie McKeown, investigating the role of...view more

Dr Niall M Byrne is a research officer in the Bone Biology Division of the Garvan Institute, investigating prostate tumour cell dormancy in bone

Niall graduated from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland with a First Class Honours in Biomedical Science (with Diploma in Professional Practice) in 2009. He subsequently completed his PhD at the University of Ulster in 2014 in the laboratory of Prof Stephanie McKeown, investigating the role of the tumour microenvironment in the treatment response of prostate tumours. During the course of his PhD Niall developed a keen interest in intravital imaging techniques and the role of tumour hypoxia in malignant progression.

In September 2014 Niall relocated to Sydney to continue his research interests in prostate cancer, joining the laboratory of Prof Peter Croucher and Prof Mike Rogers in the Bone Biology Division at the Garvan Institute. He is currently working as part of the ProMis program, investigating the role of dormant cells in prostate cancer bone metastasis; utilising single cell technologies and intravital imaging techniques. Niall is also a scientific representative for the Young Garvan committee, a member of the the Post Doctoral Development Committee and sits on the organising committee of the St Vincent's Research Symposium.


My Qualifications

PhD, University of Ulster – Northern Ireland
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with DPP (First Class), University of Ulster – Northern Ireland


My Awards

  • May 2017: CABS International Conference, Young Investigator Travel Award
  • Aug 2016: St Vincent’s Precinct Postdoc Symposium: Runner-up poster prize winner
  • Jan 2012: Cancer Translational Research Group Young Investigator Travel Award
  • Dec 2011: CTRG Annual Retreat 2011: 1st prize for poster presentation
  • Nov 2010: Biochemistry society annual meeting: Runner-up poster prize winner

My Research Supervision


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Currently supervising

  • Christine Y Zhu Honours student (SoMS, UNSW)

Assistant supervisor to:

  • Eva Apostolov Honours student (SoMS, UNSW)

My Engagement

Conference presentation/publications:

  • Sept 2017:     St Vincent's Campus Research Symp., Garvan Institute, Sydney (Oral pres.)
  • May 2017:     CABS International Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (Oral pres.)
  • Sept 2016:     Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference, Melbourne, Victoria (Oral pres.)
  • Sept 2016:     St Vincent's Campus Research Symp., Garvan Institute, Sydney (Poster pres.)
  • Aug 2016:      Annual Post-Doctoral Symposium Garvan Institute, Sydney (Poster pres.)
  • May 2016:     Sydney Catalyst Post Graduate & Early Career Researcher Symposium, Education Centre, Level 5, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse (Oral pres.)
  • Feb 2016:      Lorne Cancer Conference Lorne, Victoria, Australia (Poster pres.)
  • Dec 2011:      Cancer Transcriptional Regulation Group (CTRG) Annual Retreat 2011. Centre for Rehabilitation Research, UU, Jordanstown,NI. (Oral & poster)
  • Oct 2011:       Apoptosis, Angiogenesis & Hypoxia in Tumour Microenvironment: Biological aspects and Imaging workshop. île de Berder (Berder Island), Larmor-Baden, Brittany, France (Oral presentation)
  • Sept 2011:     Society for Translational Oncology (STO) annual conference. Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Poster presentation)
  • Nov 2010:      Biochemistry society (Irish area section) Annual meeting. Hilton hotel, Templepatrick, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Poster presentation)
  • Oct 2010:       Cancer Transcriptional Regulation Group (CTRG) Annual Retreat 2010. Centre for Rehabilitation Research, UU, Jordanstown, (Oral & poster)

Community engagement/participation (last 5 years):

  • Oct 2017:       Public tour and talk on 'Genomics' for Young Garvan Edgy Ideas event. Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Kinghorn Cancer Centre,  Sydney, Australia
  • July 2017:      Invited speaker for Garvan public tours. Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
  • April 2017:     Invited speaker for Garvan public tours. Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
  • June 2016     Public tour and talk on 'Translational Research' for Young Garvan Edgy Ideas event. Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Kinghorn Cancer Centre,  Sydney, Australia
  • March 2016:  Invited speaker and Garvan representative: Rotary Club of Brookvale, Brookvale, Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 2015:      Invited speaker: Northern Beaches Prostate Cancer Support Group. Palliative Care Cottage, Mona Vale Hospital, Sydney, Australia

 

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Location

Bone Biology Group
Bone Biology Division
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Contact

+ 61 (0)2 9295 8254