Bennett Shum

Bennett Shum

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Medicine & Health
School of Medical Sciences

Dr Bennett Shum is co-founder of Genepath Laboratories and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. After obtaining his PhD from UNSW Sydney and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (2007), he was recruited to the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and later at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge USA. Bennett completed an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, Adelaide (2017). He is an expert in next generation DNA sequencing, and leveraging cutting-edge technologies for scientific advancement has been a constant theme throughout Bennett’s career.

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Shum, B. O. V., Pretorius, C. J., Sng, L. M. F., Henner, I., Barahona, P., Basar, E., McGill, J., Wilgen, U., Zournazi, A., Downie, L., Taylor, N., Cheney, L., Wu, S., Twine, N. A., Bauer, D. C., Watts, G. F., Navilebasappa, A., Kumar, K. R., Ungerer, J. P. J., & Bennett, G. (2023). Feasibility of Targeted Next-Generation DNA Sequencing for Expanding Population Newborn Screening. Clinical Chemistry.

Shum, B. O. V., Henner, I., Cairns, A., Pretorius, C., Wilgen, U., Barahona, P., Ungerer, J. P. J., & Bennett, G. (2023). Technical feasibility of newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy by next-generation DNA sequencing. Frontiers in Genetics14.

Shum, B. O. V., Sng, L. M. F., Ruseckaite, R., Henner, I., Twine, N., Bauer, D. C., Wilgen, U., Pretorius, C., Barahona, P., Ungerer, J. P. J., & Bennett, G. (2023). The inequity of targeted cystic fibrosis reproductive carrier screening tests in Australia. Prenatal Diagnosis43(1), 109–116.

Shum BOV, Bennett G, Navilebasappa A, Kumar RK (2021) Racially Equitable Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis Using Next-Generation DNA Sequencing: A Case Report. BMC Pediatrics, Vol. 21, p 154.

Shum BOV, Henner I, Belluccio D, Hinchcliffe MJ (2017) Utility of NIST Whole-Genome Reference Materials for the Technical Validation of a Multigene Next-Generation Sequencing Test. J Mol. Diagnostics, Vol. 19, pp 602-612.