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Research Biography

Prof Pamela Sykes has a PhD in Genetics and has worked in the area of molecular genetics in Australia and the US for over 30 years. Prof Sykes is a Strategic Professor in the area of Preventive Cancer Biology studying the biologiical effects of low doses of ionising radiation. Her research is focussed on studying the protective role of low dose radiation. Some of her current appointments include membership on state and national committees for radiation protection.

Research Interests

Emeritus Prof Pam Sykes retains an interest in low dose radiation research in the following areas but is no longer taking on students as chief supervisor.

  • The temporal response for chromosomal inversions after low dose radiation exposure
  • The effect of known chemical radioprotectors on chromosomal inversion in association with low dose radiation.
  • The effect of low dose radiation on DNA methylation levels
  • The role of radiation induced bystander effects after low dose radiation in vivo
  • Intercellular induced apoptosis as a possible mechanism for low dose radiation induced protection from cancer
  • Effect of low dose radiation on prostate cancer progression in a mouse tumour model

Supervised Students Successes

  • Jun 2013 Michelle Newman - Australian Society for Medical Research (SA) "Healthy Aging" research poster award
  • Oct 2010 Benjamin Blyth - Young Investigator award at the Australian Radiation Protection Society national meeting 2010
  • Oct 2010 Michelle Newman - Competitive student award to attend Australian Radiation Protection Society Conference
  • Oct 2010 Mark Lawrence - Competitive student award to attend Australian Radiation Protection Society Conference

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Mutation and Cancer (8)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Cancer, Radiobiology, mutation, transplantation (13)

Research Areas

  • Medical biosciences


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