It was great to see the enthusiasm for science
Dr Adele Holloway attended the NYSF in 1998. She attained a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Tasmania, and has followed a career in research ever since, working at the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research in South Australia and the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. Her research has mainly focused on understanding how genes are regulated in the immune system or in cancer. In 2002 Adele returned to the University of Tasmania, taking up a lectureship in UTas' School of Medicine, where she combines teaching undergraduate students and co-ordinating the Bachelor of Medical Research degree in the School of Medicine with leading a research group in the Menzies Research Institute.
In 2014 things came full circle with Adele returning to the NYSF in Canberra for Partners' Day to talk to participants about the programs offered through the Faculty of Health at the University of Tasmania.
"Coming back to NYSF brought back memories of how it opened a window for me into all the possibilities and opportunities available through science. It was great to see the enthusiasm for science of the current NYSF participants and that is also one of the most rewarding things about teaching undergraduate students at UTAS."