• Question: what is your contribution to science?

    Asked by asim1234 to Indi, Jarv, John, Ken, Vicky on 12 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by jammiedodger.
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      Vicky Young answered on 12 Mar 2012:


      Oh I wish I had a good contribution but I’ve not discovered anything that’s really amazing yet. Although I have only been researching for a year so give me some time!

      I hope I can contribute something great in years to come #Dream!

    • Photo: John Prytherch

      John Prytherch answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      Sometimes there are big leaps in science (for example with Einstein or Darwin) but mostly science moves forward in little steps.

      Every little bit helps though! My work so far is quite technical, but you can read about it if you like here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101206101244.htm

    • Photo: Ken Dutton-Regester

      Ken Dutton-Regester answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      So far, I have helped find a bunch of new genes involved in melanoma. These include genes called TFG, MAP3K5, MAP3K9 and a bunch of others which I can’t talk about until they are published. I have also developed a mutation panel that can be used to determine the best treatment strategy for patients with melanoma.