July 30 2020

The Imaging CoE congratulates Dr Liz Hinde on being named an ARC Future Fellow in the latest round of funding on July 29. Dr Hinde is an Associate Investigator to the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging at the University of Melbourne Node.

Liz has been awarded $876,000.00 to track DNA repair factor recruitment in the nuclear landscape of a living cell and quantify the role of nucleus architecture in maintenance of genome integrity. By coupling advanced fluorescence microscopy with a novel DNA double-strand break inducible cell system. In her work on the project, she will aim to uncover how the nucleus spatially coordinates DNA damage detection, assessment and repair in real-time.

This research is important because DNA damage threatens organism survival and this project has the potential to define how this genomic threat is resolved at the single-molecule level.

ARC Future Fellowships are designed to support and retain Australia’s excellent mid-career researchers, funding their projects over a span of four years. This scheme encourages applications from researchers working in areas of national priority and global importance.

Congratulations to all of the successful recipients of 2020 ARC Future Fellowships.

Dr Liz Hinde, Associate Investigator to the Imaging CoE and ARC Future Fellow.