Alumni

2015

Adam JL Cook
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Medicine – Central Clinical School, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology

Fellowship Year: 2013

Current Position: Toxicologist, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Department of Health

Research Interests:
My broad research interest at the University of Sydney was understanding how the packaging of DNA with histone proteins into chromatin is properly regulated to ensure genome integrity and function. My specific research focus was the role of histone chaperone proteins in coordinating histone dynamics and metabolism and how failure to regulate their activity can lead to genome instability and cancer.

Biography/About Me:
I completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) at the University of Sydney in 2002 and subsequently a PhD under the supervision of Dr Christopher Jolly at the Centenary Institute (Sydney) where I investigated the role of DNA repair proteins in antibody gene class switching and mutation in B lymphocytes. A recipient of La Ligue Contre le Cancer (French Cancer Council) and NHMRC CJ Martin Postdoctoral Fellowships, I joined the lab of Dr Geneviève Almouzni at the Institut Curie in Paris in where I turned my attention to the regulation of chromatin dynamics in maintaining genome function and stability. I returned to Australia in 2011 and joined the lab of Prof. David Tremethick at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University (Canberra), to complete a second postdoc. In 2012 I was awarded a University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship which allowed me to return to the University and Centenary Institute in 2013 to continue my research within the Immune Imaging Laboratory (lab of Prof. Wolfgang Weninger). In 2016 I chose to undertake a new career direction within the Australian Public Service to work in regulatory toxicology at the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Marco Tomamichel
Faculty/Department: School of Physics
Fellowship Year: 2014

Research Interests:
My research is in quantum information theory and cryptography, with a focus on theoretical questions that arise when the size of the available quantum devices is limited.

Biography/About Me:
I received a Master of Science degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at ETH Zurich, and a doctorate in Theoretical Physics also from ETH Zurich. Since then I have worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.

In 2016 I received an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship to work on Information Processing with Small Quantum Computers. I remain in the School of Physics for the duration of my DECRA Fellowship.