Associate Professor Daniel Catchpoole

Associate Professor
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 1205
F: +61 2 9845 3078

Biographical details

BAppSc (Biomedical), PhD (UNSW) 1995. Dr Catchpoole has 20 years fulltime laboratory research experience into the molecular basis of paediatric malignancies and has extensive experience with the analysis of gene expression as well as cellular and molecular applications associated with research into acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Since completing his undergraduate degree in 1987, Dr Catchpooles scientific achievements and publications have centred on paediatric malignancy, specifically acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and neuroblastoma, as well as cancer prone syndromes in children, namely Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome. [More...]


Cell biology; Cancer; Child health; Biological sciences; Bioinformatics


2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


  • Hu, M., Fletcher, J., McCahon, E., Catchpoole, D., Zhang, G., Wang, Y., Algar, E., Alexander, S. (2013), Bilateral Wilms Tumor and Early Presentation in Pediatric Patients Is Associated with the Truncation of the Wilms Tumor 1 Protein. The Journal of Pediatrics. 163(1), 224-229. [Abstract]
  • Tafavogh, S., Navarro, K., Catchpoole, D., Kennedy, P. (2013), Non-parametric and integrated framework for segmenting and counting neuroblastic cells within neuroblastoma tumor images. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. 51, 645-655. [Abstract]
  • Anaissi, A., Kennedy, P., Goyal, M., Catchpoole, D. (2013), A balanced iterative random forest for gene selection from microarray data. BMC Bioinformatics. 14, 261. [Abstract]
  • Karsa, M., Dalla Pozza, L., Venn, N., Law, T., Shi, R., Giles, J., Bahar, A., Cross, S., Catchpoole, D., Haber, M., Marshall, G., Norris, M., Sutton, R. (2013), Improving the identification of high risk precursor B acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients with earlier quantification of minimal residual disease. PloS One. 8(10), e76455. [Abstract]
  • Williams, M., Catchpoole, D. (2013), Sequestration of AS-DACA into Acidic Compartments of the Membrane Trafficking System as a Mechanism of Drug Resistance in Rhabdomyosarcoma. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 14(7), 13042-13062. [Abstract]


  • Sarmah, C., Samarasinghe, S., Kulasiri, D., Catchpoole, D. (2012), A Simple Affymetrix Ratio-transformation Method Yields Comparable Expression Level Quantifications with cDNA Data. International Journal of Biological and Life Sciences. 8(3), 157-162.
  • de Bock, C., Ardjmand, A., Molloy, T., Bone, S., Johnstone, D., Campbell, D., Shipman, K., Yeadon, T., Holst, J., Spanevello, M., Nelmes, G., Catchpoole, D., Lincz, L., Boyd, A., Burns, G., Thorne, R. (2012), The Fat1 cadherin is overexpressed and an independent prognostic factor for survival in paired diagnosis-relapse samples of precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia. 26(5), 918-926. [Abstract]


  • Chetcuti, A., Aktas, S., Mackie, N., Ulger, C., Toruner, G., Alkan, M., Catchpoole, D. (2011), Expression profiling reveals MSX1 and EphB2 expression correlates with the invasion capacity of Wilms tumors. Pediatric blood & cancer. 57(6), 950-7. [Abstract]
  • Catchpoole, D., Mackie, N., McIver, S., Chetcuti, A., Henwood, A., Graf, N., Arbuckle, S. (2011), Tape transfer sectioning of tissue microarrays introduces nonspecific immunohistochemical staining artifacts. Biotechnic & Histochemistry. 86(6), 421-428. [Abstract]
  • Hill, V., Dunwell, T., Catchpoole, D., Krex, D., Brini, A., Griffiths, M., Craddock, C., Maher, E., Latif, F. (2011), Frequent epigenetic inactivation of KIBRA, an upstream member of the Salvador/Warts/Hippo (SWH) tumor suppressor network, is associated with specific genetic event in B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia. Epigenetics. 6(3), 326-332. [Abstract]
  • Nguyen, Q., Gleeson, A., Ho, N., Huang, M., Simoff, S., Catchpoole, D. (2011), Visual Analytics of Clinical and Genetic Datasets of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Neural Information Processing.
  • Nguyen, Q., Simoff, S., Catchpoole, D. (2011), Interactive visualization with user perspective for biological data analysis. Health Informatics, The Transformative Power of Innovation.
  • Wolf, S., Huynh, T., Bryce, N., Hambley, T., Wakelin, L., Stewart, B., Catchpoole, D. (2011), Intracellular trafficking as a determinant of AS-DACA cytotoxicity in rhabdomyosarcoma cells. BMC Cell Biology. 12, 36. [Abstract]


  • Catchpoole, D., Kennedy, P., Skillicorn, D., Simoff, S. (2010), The Curse of Dimensionality: A Blessing to Personalized Medicine. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 28(34), e723-4; author reply e725. [Abstract]
  • Lindblom, A., Bhadri, V., Söderhäll, S., Ohrmalm, L., Wong, M., Norbeck, O., Lindau, C., Rotzén-Ostlund, M., Allander, T., Catchpoole, D., Dalla-Pozza, L., Broliden, K., Tolfvenstam, T. (2010), Respiratory viruses, a common microbiological finding in neutropenic children with fever. Journal of Clinical Virology. 47(3), 234-237. [Abstract]
  • Zihlif, M., Catchpoole, D., Stewart, B., Wakelin, L. (2010), Effects of DNA minor groove binding agents on global gene expression. Cancer genomics & proteomics. 7(6), 323-30. [Abstract]
  • Dunwell, T., Hesson, L., Rauch, T., Wang, L., Clark, R., Dallol, A., Gentle, D., Catchpoole, D., Maher, E., Pfeifer, G., Latif, F. (2010), A genome-wide screen identifies frequently methylated genes in haematological and epithelial cancers. Molecular cancer. 9, 44. [Abstract]


  • Wolf, S., Wakelin, L., He, Z., Stewart, B., Catchpoole, D. (2009), In vitro assessment of novel transcription inhibitors and topoisomerase poisons in rhabdomyosarcoma cell lines. Cancer chemotherapy and pharmacology. 64(6), 1059-69. [Abstract]
  • Dunwell, T., Dickinson, R., Stankovic, T., Dallol, A., Weston, V., Austen, B., Catchpoole, D., Maher, E., Latif, F. (2009), Frequent epigenetic inactivation of the SLIT2 gene in chronic and acute lymphocytic leukemia. Epigenetics : official journal of the DNA Methylation Society. 4(4), 265-9. [Abstract]
  • Dunwell, T., Hesson, L., Pavlova, T., Zabarovska, V., Kashuba, V., Catchpoole, D., Chiaramonte, R., Brini, A., Griffiths, M., Maher, E., Zabarovsky, E., Latif, F. (2009), Epigenetic analysis of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Epigenetics. 4(3), 185-193. [Abstract]
  • Zihlif, M., Catchpoole, D., Stewart, B., Wakelin, L. (2009), Effects of DNA threading bis(9-aminoacridine-4-carboxamides) on global gene expression. Cancer genomics & proteomics. 6(6), 317-23. [Abstract]
  • Ubaudi, F., Kennedy, P., Catchpoole, D., Guo, D., Simoff, S. (2009), Microarray Data Mining: Selecting Trustworthy Genes with Gene Feathure Ranking. In: Data Mining for Business Applications. (pp.159-167).United States: Springer.
  • Hesson, L., Dunwell, T., Cooper, W., Catchpoole, D., Brini, A., Chiaramonte, R., Griffiths, M., Chalmers, A., Maher, E., Latif, F. (2009), The novel RASSF6 and RASSF10 candidate tumour suppressor genes are frequently epigenetically inactivated in childhood leukaemias. Molecular Cancer. 8, 42. [Abstract]
  • Taylor, J., Cheuk, A., Tsang, P., Chung, J., Song, Y., Desai, K., Yu, Y., Chen, Q., Shah, K., Youngblood, V., Fang, J., Kim, S., Yeung, C., Helman, L., Mendoza, A., Ngo, V., Staudt, L., Wei, J., Khanna, C., Catchpoole, D., Qualman, S., Hewitt, S., Merlino, G., Chanock, S., Khan, J. (2009), Identification of FGFR4-activating mutations in human rhabdomyosarcomas that promote metastasis in xenotransplanted models. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 119(11), 3395-3407. [Abstract]
  • Kadupitige, S., Leung, K., Sellmeier, J., Sivieng, J., Catchpoole, D., Bain, M., Gaëta, B. (2009), MINER: exploratory analysis of gene interaction networks by machine learning from expression data. BMC Genomics. 10(Suppl 3), S17. [Abstract]