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Head of Research Technology elected to global position

9 June 2020

Malaghan Institute Head of Research Technology Kylie Price has been elected as Secretary for the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), recognising her expertise, passion and tireless efforts to boost the impact of cytometry as an advanced analytical research tool world-wide.

Kylie, who became the first New Zealander to be elected to the ISAC council in 2018, says she is driven to bring greater diversity and inclusion to ISAC, in order to increase the society’s representation, membership and influence around the globe.

The ISAC is a global network of analytical technology experts from multidisciplinary backgrounds with the goal of advocating and promoting the use of cytometry in research. Cytometry is a form of analytical technology that allows scientists to quantitatively analyse cells and cell systems in research. Supported by the Hugh Green Foundation, it is one of the key technology platforms at the Malaghan Institute, enabling our scientists to extract important information on how cells in the immune system behave and function in the context of disease. 

“I hope my organisational skills, knowledge, networks and passion for cytometry education can provide more opportunities for motivated scientists from around the globe to become more involved with ISAC. I want us to foster mutually beneficial relationships, pushing the envelope regarding what can be achieved using cytometry while advancing this great society” says Kylie. 

“It is a humbling experience being voted into such a position by my peers and I am really excited by the opportunity. This year’s election results are also a real positive for Women in STEM, as for the first time in the Society’s history four of the five council positions will be held by women. I am also proud to represent New Zealand and the Australasian region, to ensure we are not overlooked and that the international community is aware of the ground-breaking science and technological breakthroughs going on in our region.”