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Biographical entry Sutherland, Grant Robert (1945 - )

FAA, FRS

Born
2 June 1945
Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Cytogeneticist

Summary

Grant Robert Sutherland was the Director, Department of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, Women's and Adelaide Children's Hospital since 1975. He developed methods to allow the reliable observation of fragile sites on chromosomes. These studies culminated in the recognition of fragile X syndrome as the most common familial form of mental retardation.

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Born Bairnsdale, Victoria, 2 June 1945. AC 1998. Educated Universities of Melbourne (BSc 1967, MSc 1971) and Edinburgh (PhD 1974, DSc 1984). Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia 1994. Cytogeneticist, Chromosome Laboratory, Mental Health Authority, Melbourne 1967-71; Cytogeneticist-in-Charge, Department of Pathology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh 1971-74; Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Edinburgh 1972-74; Director, Department of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, Women's and Adelaide Children's Hospital 1975- ; Affiliate Professor, Departments of Paediatrics and Genetics, University of Adelaide 1990- . Julian Wells Lecture and medal, Australian Genome Conference Board 1996; Fellow, Royal Society 1996; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1997; Australia Prize for Molecular Genetics 1998; Burnet Medal, Australian Academy of Science 2001. President, Human Genetics Society of Australasia 1989-91; President, Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) 1996-97.

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