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Biographical entry Dickinson, Joanne
Dr Joanne Dickinson is a Principle Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research. Dr Dickinson's research interests are in understanding how inherited differences in genes contribute to the development of different types of cancers.
Dr Dickinson is a member of the Research Advisory Committee for The National Centre for Indigenous Genomics.
At present our group is studying the genes contributing to the risk of developing prostate cancer and blood cancers. This work is in collaboration with Professor Simon Foote, Dr James Stankovich, Dr Adele Holloway and Dr Brendan McMorran.
Dr Dickinson is also interested in how inherited differences in genes interact with environmental factors to influence the development of disease and how disease progresses. She is currently working with Associate Professor Bruce Taylor, Dr Jim Stankovich and Dr Ingrid van der Mei on multiple sclerosis.