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Ursula Kees Fellow, CLCRF; Co-head, Leukaemia and Cancer Genetics


Areas of research expertise: Genetics, Molecular biology, Animal models, Preclinical studies

Dr Sébastien Malinge is a Senior Research Fellow highly qualified in the field of paediatric leukaemia, with a strong background in the mechanisms of leukaemia predisposition and development in children with Down syndrome. He obtained his PhD in 2006 from the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital (Paris children's hospital, France) and was subsequently awarded a prestigious research fellowship by the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society to join Northwestern University (Chicago, USA). In 2012, following his post-doctoral training, he further developed his research projects as an independent investigator at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), located at the first Cancer Centre in Europe, the Gustave Roussy Institute. In 2017, Dr Malinge relocated to the Telethon Kids Institute as the Children`s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) fellow, to co-lead the West Australian Paediatric Leukaemia and Cancer Genetics preclinical research program within the Telethon Kids Cancer Centre.

Based on a solid background in fundamental research, next generation sequencing and the development of preclinical Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) models, Dr Malinge is now developing cutting-edge approaches to unravel new vulnerabilities in leukaemia cells, with the view of identifying alternative therapeutic approaches and new effective treatments, to make a tangible difference to the way we treat paediatric leukaemia.

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