Rebecca Poulos

Senior Research Officer and NHMRC Early Career Fellow
Children's Medical Research Institute
Conjoint Lecturer
University of Sydney

Sydney, NSW

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Dr Rebecca Poulos is a Senior Researcher Officer and computational biologist with expertise analysing multi-omic ‘big data’ in cancer. She is currently an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow  at the ACRF International Centre for the Proteome of Human Cancer (ProCan) at the Children’s Medical Research Institute in Sydney, Australia. Dr Poulos has received over $1.25 million of funding as a Chief Investigator and more than $170,000 in prizes, travel grants and scholarships. She has contributed to a number of published manuscripts including first-author publications in Nature, Cancer Cell, and Nature Communications, among others. She completed her Honours and PhD at UNSW, having received the University Medal (Honours) and a Research Excellence Award for the duration of her studies (PhD). 

Dr Poulos is currently working in cancer proteogenomics, where she is using big data from cancer proteomes and genomes to find signatures that predict drug response and patient survival. She has experience analysing large high-throughput cancer datasets and processing next generation sequencing data.

Dr Poulos has received several awards for her research, including:

* Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society Outstanding Contribution by an Early Career Researcher (2022)

* Australasian Proteomics Society Ken Mitchelhill Award for early career research (2020)

* Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society Outstanding PhD Thesis Award (2019)

* Cancer Institute NSW Rising Star PhD Student at the Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research (2017).