Professor Nigel Laing

Professor Nigel Laing


The University of Western Australia
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Nigel Laing is a world-renowned scientist whose work has turned Australia into an international reference centre for neuromuscular diseases. He has identified more than twenty human disease genes and has the rare honour of having a disease named after him. He established the premier diagnostic laboratory for neurogenetic disorders in Australasia, receiving patient samples from around the world.

Nigel actively engages with patient support groups, raising public understanding of medical science.

As a leader, he has been elected five times to the World Muscle Society Board, is a Member of Senate of UWA and is an awarded mentor.

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