Professor Andrew Sinclair
Professor Andrew Sinclair is Deputy Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Executive Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service and a Professor in Translational Genomics in the Dept. of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. He leads a National Health & Medical Research Council Program focusing on the molecular genetics of gonad development and its impact on patients with disorders of sex development (DSD). In this capacity he has forged formal linkages with both national and international clinicians, discovered new genes, developed a rapid genomic sequencing panel assay (now in clinical use) that has dramatically improved rates of diagnosis. Recently, he has differentiated human iPS (stem cells) into testis cell lineages for functional analysis of DSD patient variants. As Executive Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service he has had oversight for implementing a range of genomics applications into clinical service provision, in particular, clinically accredited exomes. He is one of the leaders of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance and a lead architect behind the Australian Genomics Health Alliance both of which aim to implement genomics into the healthcare system to improve patient outcomes. He has received numerous national and international awards and in 2015 was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.