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Biographical entry Belov, Katherine (1973 - )

Born
1973
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geneticist

Summary

Kathy Belov is a geneticist whose interests focus on the genomics of marsupials and monotremes and the evolution of adaptive immune systems. She participated in the Platypus Genome Project 2004 and has continued to lead research into the antibacterial properties of platypus venom. Since 2007 her work on the Tasmanian Devil facial tumour disease has shown that the lack of an immune response to the cancer is due to genetic similarities of the devils and the cancer, and that peptides in devil milk also has significant antibacterial properties. Belov heads the Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group which researches the molecular genetics and evolution of gene families in Australian native animals.

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2002
Education - PhD, Macquarie University
2007 -
Career position - Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
2008
Award - Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
2009
Award - Future Fellowship, Australian Research Council
2009
Award - People's Choice Award, Eureka Prizes, Australian Museum People's Choice Award, Eureka Prizes, Australian Museum
2011
Award - Eureka Prize for Research and Innovation, Environmental Research, Australian Museum
2014 -
Career position - Professor of Comparative Genomics, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney
2014
Award - Ross Crozier Medal, Genetics Society of Australasia
2014
Award - Fenner Medal, Australian Academy of Science
2015 - 2017
Career position - President, Genetics Society of Australasia
2016 -
Career position - Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), University of Sydney

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