Malaysian scientist honours team after cancer research win


  • Nation
  • Friday, 18 Oct 2019

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian scientist Prof Dr Serena Nik-Zainal (pic) has honoured the team that worked on the cancer genome interpretation research with her.

"Altho’ I am going to pick up this #JosefSteiner award, it represents collective effort, laughter, tears, enthusiasm, passion, energy, hard work from my wonderful #TEAM #WishUWereWithMe," she tweeted late Thursday night (Oct 17).

Dr Serena is currently based in Britain, where she is with the University of Cambridge’s Medical Genetics Department and Medical Research Council Cancer Unit.

In acknowledging her colleagues, she also uploaded pictures of them on Twitter.

Dr Serena said her social media accounts had received a lot of attention from the public after news broke that she would be awarded the Dr Josef Steiner Cancer Research Prize 2019.

"My WhatsApp, FB (Facebook) & Twitter accounts have exploded! Please forgive delayed responses!" she tweeted.

As principal investigator in the research, Dr Serena collaborated with Dr Paul Calleja and Dr Ignacio Medina to find ways to hasten the cancer genome interpretation process.

She will be awarded today at the university, where Dr Serena will present her work under the title “Accelerating holistic cancer genome interpretation towards the clinic” during the award ceremony.

Related stories:

M’sian scientist based in UK wins cancer research award

M'sian scientist wins Dr Josef Steiner prize for cancer research


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