Student Stories

The Advanced Genomics Collaboration
Collaborating for project success | Internship case study
Collaborating for project success | Internship case study
Christos Samaras believes genomics has the potential to revolutionise the future of healthcare. A passion for medicine and public health drew him to an internship with The Advanced Genomics Collaboration.
New approaches and discoveries | Internship case study
New approaches and discoveries | Internship case study
A deep curiosity to learn and challenge himself in an area outside of his regular field of interest led Josh to apply for an internship with Illumina.
Evolving through learning | Internship case study
Evolving through learning | Internship case study
Master of Epidemiology student Phoebe Yu wanted to learn more about the latest innovations in genomics research. An internship with Illumina gave her new experience in marketing and strengthened her analytical skills.
Fostering new connections | Internship case study
Fostering new connections | Internship case study
University of Melbourne Masters of Genomics and Health graduate Ryan O’Keeffe learned a new side to the genomics industry through a biotech internship with Illumina.
Telling a story with science | Internship case study
Telling a story with science | Internship case study
An internship at Illumina Australia gave Cathy Wu an opportunity to combine her passion for science with an interest in marketing.
The data of genomics | Internship case study
The data of genomics | Internship case study
Ethan Lang Nicholas is a Bachelor of Science student, majoring in computational biology, at The University of Melbourne. He undertook a three-month internship with Illumina's ANZ marketing team in early 2022.
Applying genomics in industry | Internship case study
Applying genomics in industry | Internship case study
Caitlin Kane was a final year Bachelor of Science student, majoring in microbiology, when she undertook at two-month internship with Illumina's Asia-Pacific marketing team in early 2021.
Understanding the business of science | Internship case study
Understanding the business of science | Internship case study
Robiel Abraham was undertaking a Bachelor of Science, majoring in neuroscience, when he did a two-month internship with Illumina in early 2022. "This internship provided me with experience of working in a more autonomous professional environment, which was really eye opening."
A clearer vision for the future | Internship case study
A clearer vision for the future | Internship case study
Greta Medawar is a second-year Master of Biotechnology student at the University of Melbourne. She undertook a six-week internship with Illumina's ANZ marketing team, mapping out the landscape of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based cancer research in the region.

Increasing genomics innovation and its translation and adoption into the healthcare system to improve patient outcomes.