I TELL REAL SCIENCE STORIES, VISUALLY.
Visual communication is a universal language that can efficiently engage and educate the audience. Researchers and science communicators rely heavily on visuals to convey complex ideas and research stories to a varied audience. In a competitive media landscape, stunning images gain attention and help to promote the quality science being described.
I want to help bridge the gap between knowledge and process of scientific research and the general perception and understanding of this process. Science can be beautiful and I want to see stunning science images everywhere that help to form that bridge.
2013-current – Visual Science Commuicator and Biomedical Animator, Inspiring Australia Initiative at Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney Australia.
2009-2012 – Senior Science Writer and Illustrator: Epigenetics Research Group, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney Australia
2005-2008 – PhD Signal Transduction, Cancer Research with Prof Roger Daly and Dr Philippa O’Brien, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney Australia
2004-2008 – Small Animal Veterinarian in various practices in Sydney
Inspiring Australia grant awarded to Visualise the Future of Biomedicine: A collaborative project between The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, CSIRO and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. 2012-2014
Zone Winner in the first Australian “I’m a Scientist Get Me Out Of Here” science communication / outreach competition. http://imascientist.org.au/
Johnson and Johnson Research Award for Best Student Poster: Australian Society for Medical Research Scientific Meeting 2007
Millenium Science Award for the best poster at the kConFab/AOCS and FCCANZ Conference 2007
Roche Award for the best Student Poster at the 17th St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney Research Symposium 2007
Best student poster sponsored by TGR Biosciences and PerkinElmer at the 4th Garvan Signalling Symposium 2007
Best poster prize at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research “Students at Garvan” Scientific Poster session May 2006
Best poster prize at the 15th St Vincent’s Hospital research symposium October 2005
Valdes-Mora, Fatima; Song, Jenny Z; Statham, Aaron L; Strbenac, Dario; Robinson, Mark D; Nair, Shalima S; Patterson, Kate I; Tremethick, David J; Stirzaker, Clare; Clark, Susan J; Acetylation of H2A. Z is a key epigenetic modification associated with gene deregulation and epigenetic remodeling in cancer Genome research 22 2 307-321 2012
Gloss, Brian S; Patterson, Kate I; Barton, Caroline A; Gonzalez, Maria; Scurry, James P; Hacker, Neville F; Sutherland, Robert L; O’Brien, Philippa M; Clark, Susan J; Integrative genome-wide expression and promoter DNA methylation profiling identifies a potential novel panel of ovarian cancer epigenetic biomarkers Cancer letters 318 1 76-85 2012
Hulf, T; Sibbritt, T; Wiklund, ED; Patterson, K; Song, JZ; Stirzaker, C; Qu, W; Nair, S; Horvath, LG; Armstrong, NJ; Epigenetic-induced repression of microRNA-205 is associated with MED1 activation and a poorer prognosis in localized prostate cancer Oncogene 2012
Devaney, James; Stirzaker, Clare; Qu, Wenjia; Song, Jenny Z; Statham, Aaron L; Patterson, Kate I; Horvath, Lisa G; Tabor, Bruce; Coolen, Marcel W; Hulf, Toby; Epigenetic deregulation across chromosome 2q14. 2 differentiates normal from prostate cancer and provides a regional panel of novel DNA methylation cancer biomarkers Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 20 1 148-159 2011
Wang, Li; Chen, Hongmin; Liu, FengHua; Madigan, Michele C; Power, Carl A; Hao, Jingli; Patterson, Kate I; Pourgholami, Mohammad H; O’Brien, Philippa M; Perkins, Alan C; Monoclonal antibody targeting MUC1 and increasing sensitivity to docetaxel as a novel strategy in treating human epithelial ovarian cancer Cancer Letters 300 2 122-133 2011
Patterson, Kate; Molloy, Laura; Qu, Wenjia; Clark, Susan; DNA methylation: bisulphite modification and analysis Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE 56 2011
Patterson, Kate I; Brummer, Tilman; Daly, Roger J; O’Brien, Philippa M; DUSP26 negatively affects the proliferation of epithelial cells, an effect not mediated by dephosphorylation of MAPKs Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Cell Research 1803 9 1003-1012 2010
Patterson, K; Brummer, Tilman; O’brien, P; Daly, R; Dual-specificity phosphatases: critical regulators with diverse cellular targets Biochem. J 418 475-489 2009
Wang, Li; Madigan, Michele C; Chen, Hongmin; Liu, FengHua; Patterson, Kate I; Beretov, Julia; O’Brien, Philippa M; Li, Yong; Expression of urokinase plasminogen activator and its receptor in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer patients Gynecologic oncology 114 2 265-272 2009
O’Brien, PM; Davies, MJ; Scurry, JP; Smith, AN; Barton, CA; Henderson, MJ; Saunders, DN; Gloss, BS; Patterson, KI; Clancy, JL; The E3 ubiquitin ligase EDD is an adverse prognostic factor for serous epithelial ovarian cancer and modulates cisplatin resistance in vitro British journal of cancer 98 6 1085-1093 2008
Bennett, Haley L; Brummer, Tilman; Timpson, Paul; Patterson, Kate I; Daly, Roger J; Signalling by the EGF receptor in human cancers: accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative EGFR Signaling Networks in Cancer Therapy 224-244 2008