Dan Buchanan

Profile photo of Dan BuchananDan Buchanan is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research, and Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Colorectal Oncogenomics Group.

Dan has a PhD (2010) in Molecular Genetics from the University of Queensland. He was recruited to Melbourne in 2014 under the University of Melbourne Research at Melbourne Accelerator Program (R@MAP) scheme. He is Head of the Colorectal Oncogenomics Laboratory Group within the Department of Clinical Pathology, leading a multi-disciplinary research group investigating multiple integrative approaches for precision prevention for colorectal cancer.

He is a NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellow and holds an honorary appointment within the Genomic Medicine and Familial Cancer Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is a member of eviQ Cancer Genetics Reference Committee tasked with providing national guidelines for the testing and management of hereditary cancer syndromes and was invited to join the scientific advisory board of the Lynch Syndrome Australia organisation.

He is the Principal Investigator of the International Genetics of Colonic Polyposis Study (GCPS) investigating the aetiology of Serrated Polyposis and other genetically unexplained Oligpolyposis Syndromes. He is the Principal Investigator of the NHMRC-funded ANGELS study (Applying Novel Genomic approaches to Early-onset and suspected Lynch Syndrome colorectal and endometrial cancers). He is co-PI of the Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Registry and Co-PI of the world’s foremost study of sebaceous skin lesions (NHMRC-funded) aimed at improving triaging approaches for the identification of Lynch syndrome.