Professor Jenny Graves AO

Professor Jenny Graves AO

About:
Jenny Graves uses genes and chromosomes of Australian animals to discover how animal genomes (including ours) evolved and how they work. She is Distinguished Professor and Vice chancellor’s Fellow at La Trobe University, Professor Emeritus at ANU, Thinker in Residence at University of Canberra and Professorial Fellow at Melbourne University. She was Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Kangaroo Genomics. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and 2006 L’Oreal - UNESCO Laureate. Honours include the Macfarlane Burnet medal in 2006, the Australian Thinker of the Year in 2007 and the winner of the PM Prize for Science in 2017, the first woman to win solo.. She presented the successful bid for the International Congress of Genetics held in Melbourne in 2003, and has been co-organizer of four Boden Conferences, two Lorne genome conferences and an international HuGO conference. 

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