DR KATHRYN FULLER, HENRY HUI, THE

Univer­sity of Western Aus­tralia ANSTO Eu­reka Prize for In­no­va­tive Use of Tech­nol­ogy

AQ: Australian Quarterly - - CONTENTS -

A ground­break­ing in­ven­tion by Pro­fes­sor Wendy Erber, Dr Kathy Fuller and Henry Hui can de­tect ab­nor­mal chro­mo­somes in­side leukaemia cells. This fast, ac­cu­rate and sen­si­tive au­to­mated method can de­tect just one leukaemia cell in 10,000 nor­mal cells, a ma­jor ad­vance that will lead to per­son­alised treat­ments and bet­ter pa­tient care.

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