2015 - Dr Patrick Western
Dr Patrick Western is the head of the Germ Cell Development and Epigenetics group within the Centre for Genetic Diseases. Over the tenure of this award, Dr Western will be presenting his research to collaborators at the Universities of Newcastle and New South Wales, as well as Australian National University. He will be using this award to establish new and strengthen existing relationships through his research that utilises genetic and pharmacological approaches to manipulate the epigenetic modifying complexes in the mouse germline. The outcomes of this work will advance our understanding of the role of epigenetics in reproduction and inherited disease.