Welcome to the Gene 'Zine
The Gene 'Zine is a brand new, interdisciplinary magazine, focusing on all things personalised medicine. Topics include medical history, current approaches, and novel technology, as well as ethical and legal discussion. Our fantastic team of editors and writers work hard to produce the termly magazine, which is available online, as well as in limited physical release.
The Gene 'Zine Team is made up of Undergraduate, Masters, and DPhil level students from across disciplines. We're always interested in new writers - email us or message us on social media if you're interested in joining the team!
Hi! I’m Becky, a final year medical student at The Queen’s College. Having written for the Gene ‘Zine over the past year, I am very excited to take over as Editor-in-Chief. I am particularly interested in the application of personalised medicine to paediatrics and enjoy exploring how cutting-edge research can be applied clinically to help patients. I am looking forward to promoting these areas, as well as other aspects of personalised medicine, in the magazine this year, and hope to widen the audience that the Gene ‘Zine reaches.
Elston Neil D'Souza
Elston is a Computational Research Assistant with a joint position at the Centre for Population Genomics (in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia).
His research focuses on using computational tools & data from large next generation sequencing studies to learn about the mechanisms behind deleterious variants and their role in rare genetic disease.
Elston’s undergraduate and honours degrees were in Computational Biology at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and Bio21 Institute for Molecular Biology, at the University of Melbourne, in Australia.
Hello:) I'm Sarah and I'm a second year Biochemistry student. My main areas of interest are cancer research and immunology, especially their intersection in the form of immunotherapy.
I've seen the impact of cancer and autoimmune diseases on my family so I'm excited by the prospect of tailoring treatment to the individual to ensure a better response while limiting side effects.
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