Keynote Speakers

Professor John Christodoulou

Professor John Christodoulou is the Chair of Genomic Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, the Co-Leader of the Brain and Mitochondrial Research Group, and Director of the Genetics Research Theme, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He graduated from the University of Sydney, and has formal qualifications in paediatrics, medical genetics and genetic pathology.

His research interests include Rett syndrome and mitochondrial disorders, and he has a major research interest in the application of next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies in rare genetic disorders.  He is the Co-Lead of the Australian Genomics Health Alliance, focusing on bringing NGS diagnostics into mainstream clinical practice in Australia.

John is a former Past President of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. In 2010 he became a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) and in 2017 became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences.

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Tuesday 5th May

Shared Session

Melbourne Room 1

4:25pm - 5:10pm


Genomics focuses on the characterisation of genomes and their interactions in a variety of contexts. Systems based approaches are being used to undertake genomics research to gain better understanding of complex biological processes. The application of this rapidly evolving multidisciplinary field will become increasingly important from both individual disease and broader societal perspectives.

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Dr Susie Gibb Paediatrician and Medical Lead of the Complex Care Hub, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne VIEW PROFILE
Dr David Burgner Group Leader and Principal Research Fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and a paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne VIEW PROFILE
Professor Judy Savige Professor at the University of Melbourne and Foundation Professor of Medicine at Northern Health VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Jeremy Lewin Dr Jeremy Lewin is the Medical Director of ONTrac at Peter Mac Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Service. VIEW PROFILE
Ms Evelyn Culnane Evelyn leads Transition to Adult Care at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne VIEW PROFILE
Professor Louise Baur AM – Howard Williams Medal Professor and Head of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Sydney Head of Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School VIEW PROFILE
Professor Anthony Capon – Redfern Oration Director, Monash University Sustainable Development Unit Monash University VIEW PROFILE
Associate Professor Adam Scheinberg - George Burniston Oration Statewide Medical Director of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS), and Head of Department Paediatric Rehabilitation at the Royal Children’s Hospital VIEW PROFILE