Professor Whitelaw: Fellow of Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) would like to congratulate Professor Emma Whitelaw for her election into the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) last week.

Professor Whitelaw received this prestigious Fellowship in recognition of her work in epigenetics – including the study of complex diseases resulting from gene-environment interactions (such as cancer).

A valued researcher at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), Professor Whitelaw has previously been instrumental in the identification of two genes which, when found together, increase a person’s risk of melanoma.

The QIMR team received funding from ACRF in 2008 for the development of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation Centre for Epigenetics.

ACRF is delighted to see Professor Whitelaw recognised amongst Australia’s most talented researchers.

Click here to read more on QIMR’s research into epigenetics.