Vanessa Tsui Postdoctoral Researcher Functional Genomics at Hudson Institute

Vanessa Tsui, Postdoctoral Researcher, Functional Genomics - funded by Robert Connor Dawes Foundation

  • Role: Postdoctoral Scientist

Dr Vanessa Tsui is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow focusing on functional genomic approaches to identify new therapeutic targets in childhood brain cancers.

Vanessa undertook a Bachelor of Science (Genetics major) and Master of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne. During her Masters, she investigated the role of interleukin-11 in adult glioblastoma. Vanessa completed her PhD with A/Prof Wayne Crismani at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, where she studied Fanconi Anaemia, a disease that predisposes patients to cancer.

At the conclusion of her PhD in 2022, Vanessa joined the VPCC Next Generation Precision Medicine program, where she is currently applying innovative genetic technologies to map the functional dependencies in rare forms of childhood brain cancers.

Selected publications

  • Lyu R, Tsui V, McCarthy DJ, Crismani W (2021) Personalized genome structure via single gamete sequencing. Genome Biol, 22:112.

  • Tsui V, Crismani W (2019) The Fanconi Anemia Pathway and Fertility. Trends Genet, 35:199-214.

  • West AJ, Tsui V, Stylli SS, Nguyen HPT, Morokoff AP, Kaye AH, Luwor RB (2018) The role of interleukin-6-STAT3 signalling in glioblastoma. Oncol Lett, 16:4095-4104.