Dr Wong, Head of Centenary’s Epigenetics and RNA Biology Program, is currently focused on researching ribonucleic acid (RNA) splicing and RNA modification in relation to cancer.
As part of the SOAR Fellowship, he will receive $100,000 over the next two years to further his research.
In particular, the funding will help him to better understand the roles of RNA splicing and modification in diverse human cancers, and in turn, identify new ways to target abnormalities in these processes to improve cancer therapies.
Congratulations Dr Wong on this major achievement!
With a prize pool in excess of $50,000 the Awards are open to inspirational young post-doctoral scientists from any institute or university in Australia.
Published today in the highest ranking international cardiovascular journal - European Heart Journal, the study has been led by Centenary’s Professor Chris Semsarian AM and Samantha Barrett-Ross.
Centenary’s Professor Mark Gorrell was the bearer of the University of Sydney ceremonial Mace at the Graduation Ceremony where Jia Li and James Henderson, received their PhD’s.