Professor Gecz is leading international expert in genetics of paediatric neurological disorders, intellectual disability, epilepsy, autism and cerebral palsy. This is documented by his 277 scientific publications accumulating in excess of 15000 citations. Professor Gecz discovered >200 human disease genes and works tirelessly to translate this new knowledge into better health for the affected individuals and their families. He is NHMRC Senior Principal Research fellow and Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability at the University of Adelaide. Professor Gecz is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Science of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.