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Lynnette R Ferguson; Ph.D., D.Sc., QSO

Dr. Ferguson is currently the Head of the Discipline of Nutrition at the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. She is also Program Leader of the Nutrigenomics New Zealand, and serves as Director of Mutagen Testing with the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC). Earlier, she extended that work to studies of the role of mutagenesis in cancer development. That work has been applied to studies of mutagenicity testing as a predictor of carcinogenesis, with particular focus on the New Zealand situation. In recent years, she has considered the interplay between genes and diet in the development of chronic disease, with particular focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, a cancer-prone condition. Dr. Ferguson is Editor of Special Issues of Mutation Research and the Australasian Editor of Mutation Research: Fundamental and molecular mechanisms. She is also on the Editorial Boards of several journals including Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and prevention, Molecular Nutrition and Food research and Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, as well as doing regular reviewing for several other journals. Dr. Ferguson is the author or co-author of more than 200 original refereed publications, plus numerous book chapters and conference proceedings. She holds a doctorate degree from University of Oxford, in Oxford England, with a focus on DNA damage, DNA repair and mutagenesis in yeast.


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