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Dr Jennie Hui

BPMRI, Director Busselton Health Study Laboratory, QEII Medical Centre, Perth

Research Interests:  Immunology and Molecular genetics

Dr Jennie Hui is a a molecular geneticist whose primary training was in the field of Immunogenetics.  Since 2002, her main research focus involved the study of genetics and epidemiology of common human diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and diabetes.  She is currently a full time Senior Research Scientist at PathWest Laboratory Medicine of Western Australia (a public laboratory service in Western Australia) as well as the Director of the BPMRI Busselton Health Study Laboratory in Perth.  She also holds adjunct appointments at the School of Population Health and School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UWA.

Jennie’s early genetics work explored the Major Histocompatibility Complex in relation to asthma and allergy and included a post-doctoral fellowship with Professor Inoko in Tokai University.  She returns to Perth in 2006 and has initiated and maintained a number of internationally recognized research projects and genetic consortia representing the Busselton Health Study.   She has published over 40 articles in high impact factor journals since 2010 and represented Busselton Health Study at international meetings of Allergen (Quebec 2010, Vancouver 2007), American Thoracic Society (2009) and TSANZ (2010-2012) and others. She was the sole chief investigator and led the work with partners in University of Leicester and a pharmaceutical company which has funded over AUD$1.6 million in a study of longitudinal changes in lung function. She has co-authored over 50 publications with local and international collaborators in peer-reviewed journals covering subjects including obesity, respiratory diseases, skin diseases, cardiovascular diseases and genetic epidemiology since completing her PhD.

Jennie has been a member of the Busselton Development Committee since 2006, a member of the Busselton Research Advisory Committee since 2010 and a co-opted member of the Busselton Population Medical Research Institute Board since 2011.