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Prue Cowin – Associate
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Prue is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks attorney in our Biotechnology group. She completed her PhD at Monash Institute of Medical Research, investigating the effects of environmental chemicals on prostate disease.  Her comprehensive PhD led to a number of publications in high-ranking field specific peer-reviewed journals.

 

 
 
Full Bio
 
 
 
Prue joined FB Rice in 2013 and is an Associate in our Melbourne Biotechnology team. She completed her PhD at Monash Institute of Medical Research, investigating the effects of environmental chemicals on prostate disease.  Her comprehensive PhD led to a number of publications in high-ranking field specific peer-reviewed journals.
 
Prue continued her scientific training at the highly reputed Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where she conducted comprehensive studies investigating acquired chemo-resistance in ovarian cancer, a lethal gynaecological malignancy.
 
During both her PhD and post-doctoral training, Prue expanded her knowledge, technical research skills and communication skills across multiple scientific disciplines.  Her communication and interpersonal skills assisted Prue in forming invaluable networks with national and international collaborators, as well as communicating her research to the general public.
 
In acknowledgement of her strong combination of communication skills and scientific knowledge, Prue was awarded The Bulletin Bayer Smart 100 Young Achiever of the Year in 2007.
Prue is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks Attorney.
 
 
Education & Industry Expertise
 
 
 

Education

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), Monash University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Monash University
  • Masters of Intellectual Property Law, The University of Melbourne

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Cancer genomics (including next generation sequencing)
  • Cancer genetics
  • Biological therapies including antibodies, proteins, peptides, stem cell
 
 
Professional Affiliations
 
 
 
  • Member Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • Member Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of AusBiotech
  • Member of BioMelbourne Network