Agilent announces winner of Early Career Professor Award

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Agilent Technologies has announced the winner of this year's Early Career Professor Award, which recognises the achievements of academic researchers early in their careers.

Dr Roeland Verhaak, who recently joined the Jackson Laboratory as professor and associate director of computational biology, has been named as the 2016 winner, in honour of his work applying transcriptomics, genomics and big data analysis to the classification and diagnosis of various cancer types.

“Agilent Technologies has named Dr Roeland Verhaak as the winner of its prestigious Early Career Professor Award.“

His approach and results have been credited with spearheading the implementation of the molecular analysis of cancer, with his research aiding understanding of diseases such as acute myeloid leukaemia and glioblastoma.

Jack Wenstrand, Agilent's director of university relations and external research, said: "His data-driven, unbiased analyses of cancer genomics and profound understanding of cancer biology are improving our ability to identify clinically relevant subtypes of cancer."

The Early Career Professor Award scheme was established in 2008 and allows Agilent to establish strong collaborative relationships with promising researchers early in their professional lives.

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