Ella Thompson is the lead scientist for NGS-based diagnostic testing in the Molecular Haematology laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Dr Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne and a first class Honours degree at the University of Newcastle. She completed her PhD studies at the University of Melbourne in 2009. Her PhD and postdoctoral research was conducted in the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and was focused on identifying hereditary causes of breast and ovarian cancer.
She is an honorary fellow of the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology. She has extensive research and diagnostic experience with NGS-based DNA sequencing assays and associated analyses, including clinical interpretation of germline and somatic genetic variants in the cancer context.