DR Andrew Deans

DR Andrew Deans

Positions

  • Bloom's Syndrome
  • DNA repair
  • Fanconi anaemia
  • cancer predisposition

Overview

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  • Andrew undertook his PhD studies at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, where he developed an interest in how the cell cycle and DNA repair are involved in the development of breast cancer. In 2006, he moved to the UK to work with Steve West at the London Research Institute. During these postdoctoral studies, he published several papers on the role of DNA repair proteins in the familial cancer syndromes such as Fanconi anaemia and Bloom's Syndrome. In 2012, Andrew returned to Australia to head the Genome Stability Unit at St Vincent's Institute. His team continues to explore how defective DNA repair processes contribute to familial cancer, with a particular interest in Fanconi anemia and familial breast cancer.   

Publications

Selected publications

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2005
  • BSc (hons), University of Melbourne 2000

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Available for supervision of honours or PhD students. Specific projects focus on role of DNA repair genes in protecting against cancer. Expertise in biochemistry, genetics or microbiology is preferred. Students should have an interest in understanding how enzymes function, and how these functions act in tumour pathogenesis.