3rd Global Summit on Plant Science
Western Sydney University, Australia
Dr. Caroline Janitz is the manager of the Next-Generation Sequencing Facility at Western Sydney University, Australia. Along with supervising her team, Caroline is responsible for both the development and implementation of technological improvements in the NGS pipeline. She joined Western Sydney University in 2011 after working with the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics at the UNSW Australia in Sydney, where she established and led the Illumina next-generation sequencing division. At both institutions, Caroline had a leading role in acquisition of the Illumina CSPro (Certified Service Provider) accreditation status. Caroline acquired her PhD in molecular genetics from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Hans Lehrach, the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. Her PhD thesis focused on an investigation of the molecular mechanism of renal damage in the course of rat hypertension using laser microdissection and Affymetrix gene expression profiling.