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Biographical entry Foote, Simon James (1958 - )

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Born
24 August 1958
Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

Simon Foote has made significant contributions in varied fields of medical science: he was the first to purify the renin protein and to produce a physical map of the human chromosome. His research focuses on genetic control of disease susceptibility, with particular emphasis on malaria, leishmaniasis and renal disease. In 2015 Foote was appointed Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

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1981
Education - BMedSc, University of Melbourne
1984
Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
1985 - 1995
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Melbourne Hospital
1989
Education - PhD, University of Melbourne
1990 - 1994
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1994 -
Career position - Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1994 -
Career position - Member, American Society for Human Genetics
1994
Award - AMRAD Postdoctoral Fellowship
1994
Award - Macfarlane Burnet Prize, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1994
Award - Wellcome Trust Fellowship
1994 - 1998
Career position - Laboratory Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1998 - 2005
Career position - Divisional Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1999 -
Career position - Member of the Board, Australian Genome Research Facility (1997 - )
2005 -
Career position - Member, International Committee on Standardised Genetic Nomenclature for Mice
2005 - 2011
Career position - Director, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania
2007 -
Career position - Member of the Secretariat, International Mammalian Genome Society
2009 -
Career position - Member, Research Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council
2009 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2010
Award - DSc, University of Tasmania
2012 - 2014
Career position - Dean, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University
2014 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
2015 -
Career position - Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research
2016 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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