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Biographical entry Kile, Benjamin

Medical scientist


Benjamin Kile is noted for his research into the development, survival and function of blood cells. He discovered the molecular clock that triggers the death of platelets, and a gene in bone marrow that is critical for the production of blood stem cells. From 2004 to 2017 Kile conducted his research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medic al Research, ultimately becoming a Division Head. He then moved to Monash University to lead the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, and later to the University of Adelaide as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. In 2010 Kile was awarded the Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year for his achievements in molecular genetics.



Education - BSc, Monash University
Education - LLB, Monash University
Education - BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne
Education - PhD, University of Melbourne
2001 - 2003
Career position - Leukemia Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Award - National Health and Medical Research Council Industry Fellowship
2005 - 2008
Award - Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, Australian Research Council
Award - Victorian Young Tall Poppies Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science
2008 - ?
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council
Award - Burnet Prize, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
2008 - 2017
Career position - Laboratory Head (later Division Head), Division of Molecular Medicine, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
2009 - 2013
Award - Sylvia and Charles Viertal Charitable Foundation Senior Medical Research Fellowship
Award - Gottschalk Medal, Australian Academy of Science
Award - Merck Millipore Research Medal, Australian Society for Biochemical and Molecular Biology
2016 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
2017 - 2019
Career position - Head, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University
2019 -
Career position - Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide

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  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019 (Southbank, Vic.: AAP Directories, 2018), 1788 pp. Details

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