John Mattick

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Professor John Mattick is currently the Executive Director and the lab head of the RNA Biology and Plasticity Laboratory of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Darlinghurst (Sydney) Australia. He was previously a Professor of Molecular Biology, Director, and an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He did his undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney and his PhD at Monash University in Melbourne. He has subsequently worked at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the CSIRO Division of Molecular Biology in Sydney, and the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Cologne, Strasbourg and Queensland, where he has been based since 1988. He was the Foundation Director of the Australian Genome Research Facility and the Institute for Molecular Bioscience.

Professor Mattick has been awarded the Biotechnology Medal by the Australian Biochemical Society, an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, the Centenary Medal of the Australian Government, the CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science, the inaugural Gutenberg Professorship of the University of Strasbourg, and the Julian Wells Medal of the Lorne Genome Society. He was elected an Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation in 2007 and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2008. He was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2001.

His research interest is RNA regulation and noncoding DNA in complex organisms, and has published articles on this topic in Science, Nature Genetics, Nature Reviews Genetics, Genome Research, PNAS, Human Molecular Genetics and Scientific American, among others.

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