Researcher

Professor John Stanley Mattick

Biography

Fields of research:  Genomics, bioinformatics, RNA biology, human evolution and development, brain function and epigenetics

Research Interests:  How genetic information controls our development in biology and medicine, specifies our idiosyncracies and affects our disease susceptibilties. These questions are now amenable to analysis by the extraordinary developments in DNA sequencing.  We are exploring the dimensions and mechanisms of action of...view more

Fields of research:  Genomics, bioinformatics, RNA biology, human evolution and development, brain function and epigenetics

Research Interests:  How genetic information controls our development in biology and medicine, specifies our idiosyncracies and affects our disease susceptibilties. These questions are now amenable to analysis by the extraordinary developments in DNA sequencing.  We are exploring the dimensions and mechanisms of action of this massive hidden layer of genetic information especially the superimpostion of plasticity on the system to enable learning and memory. (http://www.garvan.org.au/research/neuroscience/rna-biology-and-plasticity)

Broad research areas:  Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Genomics

Qualifications: AO, FAA, FAHMS, FRSN, HonFRCPA,BSc (Honsl) syd, Phd Monash, 

Society Memberships & Professional Activities: Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Associate member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation, Fellow Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Member of the Council of the Human Genome Organisation, Founding Director of the Australian Genome Research Facility (1996-2002), past member of NHMRC Research Committee and Australian Health Ethics Committee (1197-2003), past chair of Genome Canada Committees, Founding Director Institute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Executive Director Garvan Institute of Medical Research (2012 - present), Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Fellowship of the Royal Society of NSW

Specific Research Keywords: RNA structure-function relationships RNA editing and modification, RNA regulatory networks and evolution, RNA regulation of epigentics processes, RNA control of cognition, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease, human genomic variation and plasticity.

 

 

 


My Qualifications

B.Sc. (First Class Honours, Biochemistry) 1968-1971, University of Sydney

Ph.D. in Biochemistry 1972-1977, Monash University, Melbourne


My Awards

  • Pharmacia-LKB Biotechnology Medal, Australian Biochemical Society, 1989
  • Butland Visiting Professorship, The University of Auckland, 1997
  • Eppendorf Achievement / Millenium Science Award, Lorne Genome Conference, 2000
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellowship, St. John’s College, Oxford, 2000
  • Officer in the Order of Australia (AO), 2001
  • Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA), 2002
  • Australian Government Centenary Medal, 2003
  • CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science, 2006
  • Associate Membership, European Molecular Biology Organization, 2007
  • Inaugural Gutenberg Chair, University of Strasbourg, 2008
  • Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science, 2008
  • Julian Wells Medal, Lorne Genome Society, 2009
  • International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Medal, 2011
  • Human Genome Organization (HUGO) Chen Award for Distinguished Achievement in Genetic and Genomic Research, 2012
  • Named among the all-time high achievers in Australian health and medical research by the National Health and Medical Research Council, 2014
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions to Cancer Research, 2014
  • Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, 2015
  • Luceat Award, St Patricks College, Strathfield (Sydney), 2015
  • Monash University Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award, 2015
  • Named by Thomson Reuters among the top 1% highly cited researchers, 2015
  • Fellowship of the Royal Society of New South Wales
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Location

Garvan Institute
384 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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