Professor Ian Wicks

Professor Ian Wicks


Head of Inflammation Division and Professor/Director Rheumatology Unit
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Royal Melbourne Hospital & University of Melbourne
Elected in 2016
Citation on election

Professor Ian Wicks is Head of the Rheumatology Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Head of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Inflammation Division. His Research on inflammatory diseases enabled him to identify several cytokine receptors as novel therapeutic targets. He led collaborations to develop therapeutic monoclonal antibodies against these targets. One of these has completed successful Phase 2 Trials for rheumatoid arthritis and two others are poised for evaluation in other inflammatory diseases. His contribution extends to leadership roles in Rheumatology, teaching, training and clinical research. He serves on the NHMRC Translational Research Faculty and peer-reviews at national and international levels.

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