Genetics and Bioinformation Division Research - 2002
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Recipient: Dr Grant Morahan
Value: $20,000

Dr Grant Morahan, now Professor, led a research team working on the genetics of complex diseases and researching immunological tolerance. His research has included genetics of type 1 diabetes in humans and in animal models; genetics of asthma, obesity, demyelinating diseases, cardiovascular disease and malaria; characterization of mechanisms of immune tolerance; and production of monoclonal antibodies. To date, his work has resulted in the publication of over 100 scientific papers, including many in the world’s leading scientific journals. Professor Morahan was the State Councillor of the Australasian Society for Immunology and founding President of the Immunology Group of Victoria