Dr Megan Penno
|Org Unit||Paediatrics and Reproductive Health|
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WCH - Clarence Rieger Building
Womens & Childrens Hospital
Dr Megan Penno is the National Project Manager for the Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) study and Grant-Funded Research at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
ENDIA is the first study in the world to explore how environmental exposures from pregnancy through early life may contribute to, or protect against, the development of childhood type 1 diabetes.
Dr Penno was appointed to manage ENDIA at the project’s inception in 2012 and has played an integral role in establishing and expanding the cohort, which completed recruitment of 1500 mother-infant dyads in late 2019. Drawing on her skills in ‘omics research, Dr Penno was the first author of the published ENDIA protocol and developed the sample and data collection strategies that will underpin all future investigations involving ENDIA participants. She has contributed to numerous successful national and international funding applications relating to ENDIA with a total value exceeding AU$21m over the past 5 years.
In 2018, Dr Penno was selected for the JDRF Australia/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program. This competitive program aims to support researchers in the early-mid stages of their careers to develop leadership potential.
For more information about the ENDIA study please visit our website at http://www.endia.org.au
Date Institution name Country Title 2003 - 2007 University of Melbourne Australia PhD 1999 - 2002 University of Melbourne Australia BSc (Honours)
Awards & Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Award CUDOS 2018 Conference poster prize Sidra Medicine Qatar — 2018 Nomination JDRF Australia & Macquarie Group Foundation Future Leader Program JDRF Australia Australia — 2014 Award Robinson Research Institute Travel Award University of Adelaide, Robinson Research Institute Australia $1,100 2011 Award Research Career Development Network (RCDN) Workshop Award University of Adelaide, School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Australia $2,000 2008 Award Overseas Conference Scheme Travel Award University of Adelaide, Faculty of Science Australia $2,000 2004 Award American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Travel Award The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology United States US$1,000 2004 Award Dawson Bursary The University of Melbourne Australia $6,000 2004 Award School of Botany Travel Scholarship The University of Melbourne, School of Botany Australia — 2003 Scholarship Sir John and Lady Higgins Research Scholarship The University of Melbourne Australia $70,000
Megan's research interests include biomarker discovery for disease risk stratification.
For citation information, please refer to my Google Scholar profile
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