Professor Jodie McVernon

Over the past fifteen years Professor McVernon has contributed to Australians’ health, informing national policy on influenza pandemic preparedness and response, and immunisation . In 2020, she was an invited expert member of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, which advised National Cabinet throughout the COVID-19 response. She was a member of the Australian Technical […]

Professor George Patton (Vale)

Professor George Patton is an adolescent psychiatrist and epidemiologist. He has revolutionised our understanding of the place of adolescence in health, growth and development across the life-course, and into the next generation. As Professorial Fellow in Adolescent Health Research at MCRI and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, his research group have become the world’s most […]

Professor Sir John Savill

Professor Sir John Savill has combined clinical practice in nephrology and acute medicine with research into cell clearance by apoptosis in resolution of inflammation, leading establishment of the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research and the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He led national translational initiatives as Chief Scientist Health […]

Professor Kanta Subbarao

Professor Kanta Subbarao is a virologist and paediatric infectious diseases specialist. She is an expert on the biology, pathogenesis and vaccines for emerging viral diseases of global importance: influenza, SARS, MERS and COVID-19, with 200 peer-reviewed papers and 72 reviews/chapters. She is a member of WHO advisory panels on seasonal and pandemic influenza and COVID-19 […]

Professor Julie Bines

Professor Julie Bines MBBS, FRACP, MS, AGF, FAHMS is Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne and a Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Head of Clinical Nutrition at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She leads the Enteric Disease Group at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute working to develop an affordable novel rotavirus vaccine, RV3-BB vaccine, aimed at preventing […]

Professor Danny Rischin

Professor Danny Rischin is the Director of Medical Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. A highly productive clinician‐researcher, he has made significant and sustained contributions to advancing knowledge and in developing new therapies for head and neck cancer and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Professor Rischin is an international leader in head and neck cancer, […]

Professor Alicia Oshlack

Professor Alicia Oshlack is an expert in Computational Biology, who has developed a range of widely used bioinformatics analysis methods that underlie many of the genomic technologies used today. Her extensive analytical and computational skills and research contributions are now part of the standard approaches for the analysis of RNA sequencing and human methylation investigations. […]

Professor Colette McKay

Professor Colette McKay has conducted world-leading interdisciplinary research that vitally contributed to the efficacy of Australia’s most successful medical device, the cochlear implant. Her work, which combines behavioural studies with mathematical modelling, electrophysiology, and brain imaging, has derived important information about how the brain’s auditory pathways process electrical stimulation. She has applied this knowledge to […]

Professor Ingrid Winship

Professor Ingrid Winship AO FAHMS, clinician scientist in clinical genetics, cancer genetics and genodermatology, is a leader in genetics research and health services. She is Chair of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and a member of the NHMRC Council. Professor Winship has translated research in genetics and cancer prevention into state-of-the-art clinical services, alongside person […]

Professor Jerry Adams

Molecular biologist Jerry Adams has made fundamental discoveries about the molecular causes of cancer. With Suzanne Cory, he showed that the chromosome translocations hallmarking Burkitt lymphomas activate the oncogene MYC by linkage to an immunoglobulin locus enhancer and developed transgenic mice to establish causality. In 1988, David Vaux, Cory and Adams reported the seminal finding […]

Professor Suzanne Cory

Professor Suzanne Cory has made signal contributions to cancer genetics. With Jerry Adams, she showed that chromosome translocations associated with Burkitt’s lymphomas activate the oncogene MYC and proved its oncogenic role using transgenic mice. In 1988, David Vaux, Cory and Adams reported that BCL-2, the putative oncogene translocated in follicular lymphoma, acts by impairing apoptosis. […]

Professor Andrew Wilks

Professor Andrew Wilks is an accomplished academic scientist who worked at the LICR (Melbourne) between 1983 and 1997 and made transformative discoveries in the signal transduction field, as well as in neurogenesis and angiogenesis. He has completed a rare ‘trifecta’ – discovering and patenting a number of important drug discovery targets (e.g. JAK1 and JAK2); […]

Professor Andrew Forbes

Professor Andrew Forbes has an international reputation for leadership in biostatistics, stemming from his development and innovation in statistical methods to solve practical issues in health and medical research studies, as well as collaboration on major practice-changing research in substantive clinical areas. He chairs the pre-eminent multi-university national training program in biostatistics and has major […]

Professor Melanie Bahlo

Professor Melanie Bahlo is a cross-disciplinary researcher at the intersection of statistics and genetics. She has developed innovative methods and software for genetic analysis, working closely with clinicians and geneticists to gain insights into complex genetics data. Her work has helped to understand the genetic architecture of several complex diseases, in particular the causes of […]

Professor Julie Bernhardt

Professor Julie Bernhardt is a Co-Head of the Stroke Theme at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, a clinical scientist and highest ranked researcher in the field of stroke rehabilitation. She has established new standards and global collaborative partnerships for stroke rehabilitation trials, including completing the first landmark international trial in acute stroke […]

Professor Mary Galea

Professor Mary Galea’s basic and clinical research program has contributed substantially to the global quest to understand how to promote repair, regeneration and recovery of the nervous system after injury. Her seminal contributions to understanding the organisation and response to injury of the corticospinal pathways in animal models have been translated into the development of […]

Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson

Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson is a clinician scientist who has consistently demonstrated excellence, leadership and dedicated service to health and medical research in Australia. Professor Dawson’s research has pioneered fundamental advances in the clinical application of cancer genomics and the development of personalised biomarker approaches using circulating tumour DNA. This body of work has led to […]

Professor Hylton Menz

Professor Hylton Menz is a podiatrist and NHMRC Fellow. His broad research disciplines are human movement, rehabilitation and rheumatology, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal foot problems in older people. Professor Menz has published 297 papers in podiatry, gerontology, rheumatology and biomechanics journals and has attracted over $10m in research funding. Professor Menz has made […]

Professor Andrew Steer

Professor Andrew Steer is a paediatric infectious diseases physician and Director of the Infection and Immunity Theme at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is an international authority on tropical infectious diseases. His research has established global community-based treatment programs for tropical skin infections, influenced vaccine design for group A streptococcal disease, and introduced diagnostic […]

Professor Timothy Stinear

Professor Tim Stinear is a distinguished microbiologist who has revolutionised our understanding of important bacterial infectious diseases by the use of cutting-edge genomic technologies. His fundamental research has led to new diagnostic tests and new insights on how infections spread in our hospitals and how bacteria are evading our most powerful antibiotics. He is a […]

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