Congratulations to Fiona Deutsch!

17 December 2020

The Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) held a Research Showcase on 26 November 2020 to highlight the cutting edge and impactful work being carried out in the faculty. Fiona Deutsch, a TCRN PhD top-up Scholarship recipient from the Tran Laboratory at UTS was awarded first prize at the Research Showcase for her oral presentation. Her research looks to understand how the virus HPV16 contributes to human disease, specifically that of head and neck cancer. In doing so, she aims to develop a non-invasive diagnostic method to detect viral particles and genes in head and neck cancers using your own saliva. Her research will further inform clinical treatment pathways as cancers caused by viruses are treated differently.