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A/Prof Therese Becker

Senior Scientist

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Therese Becker is the CTC Program Leader of the CCDR at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. She holds an adjunct A/Prof position with the University of Western Sydney and a conjoint appointment (Senior Lecturer) with the University of New South Wales. Therese is an experienced molecular biologist who did her initial training at the Universities of Ulm and Bonn in Germany working on virulence factors of H. pylori and undertook her PhD in melanoma research at Sydney University (Westmead Millennium Institute). In 2013 she has been attracted to the Ingham Institute to build up the CTC facility.


B1 - Book Chapter

C1 - Journal Article


  • 2020 Revolutionising circulating tumour cell analysis in castrate resistant prostate cancer: proteomic microscopy and artificial intelligence for precision definition of mechanisms and targets John George Lock; Therese Maria Becker; Paul de Souza; National Health & Medical Research Council.
  • 2017 Blood based biomarkers in breast cancer Therese Becker, Patsy Soon, Paul de Souza, Hans Neubauer; Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research.
  • 2016 Circulating stromal cells (pancreatic stellate cells) and tumour cellsin pancreatic cancer Apte, MV*; Becker, TM*; Goldstein, D*; Pirola, RC*; Wilson, JS*; Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
  • 2016 Understanding the changes from tumour dormancy to metastasis: Development of prognostic tests and identification of potential therapeutic targets to prevent metastasis Therese Becker, Paul de Souza, Patsy Soon; National Breast Cancer Foundation (ACRG).