• Question: Are any of your inventions used in modern day society?!

    Asked by EamonnM to Mike, Julio, Jaine, Dave, Annette on 10 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Jaine Blayney

      Jaine Blayney answered on 10 Nov 2016:

      Not in modern-day society at large, but in labs, yes. We use models of tumours in our lab so that we can look at how certain tumours respond to different drugs. That way we can figure out what is the best treatment to give to different patients. I developed a method to allow biologists to select the best lab models for certain types of tumours, which is being used now. And it all started off by finding patterns in hundreds of thousands of numbers.

    • Photo: Annette Neill

      Annette Neill answered on 14 Nov 2016:

      No sorry to say I haven’t impacted in that way (yet!)