2021 Carty Signature Grant awarded to Céline Pattaroni at Monash University
Céline is a mid-career researcher with an MSc in Medical Biology and a second MSc in Bioinformatics. With 8 years of research experience, and high impact publications focused on asthma and the microbiome, Céline has established herself as one of the leading up-and-coming scientists in the field.
With up to 1 in 9 Australians affected and an incidence on the rise, there is a clear need to understand the mechanisms driving asthma. The complex pathophysiology of asthma and the presence of numerous disease subtypes have hindered the development of treatments over the last 50 years resulting in the current limited range of therapeutic options (e.g. short acting beta agonists and inhaled corticosteroids) with no effective preventative strategies. Céline’s research project aims to dig deep into the early origins of this disease using cutting-edge sequencing technologies in order to identify targets that could be the focus of new therapies and prevention strategies.