Kaylene Simpson

High content imaging | High throughput RNA interference

Associate Professor Kaylene Simpson is head the Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics (VCFG). A cutting edge technology platform focusing on RNA interference, the facility specialises in collaborative genome wide or custom scale screening strategies using automated liquid handling robotics together with high content imaging or alternate readouts. The most recent addition to the VCFG is a Reverse Phase Protein Array platform, a high throughput quantitative protein expression profiling technology used in both discovery-based research and clinical applications.

Associate Professor Simpson is a molecular cell biologist who specialised in breast cancer invasion and metastasis while a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. She brings a wealth of experience in assay development, data interpretation and analysis and overall guidance in the area of functional genomics. The VCFG is open to biomedical researchers Australia-wide.