Deputy Director

Andrew Sinclair featureProfessor Andrew Sinclair is Deputy Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and the Professor of Translational Genomics, Dept. of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne.

He also a Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service and head of the Office of Research at MCRI.  Nationally, Professor Sinclair co-led the Australian Genomic Health Alliance, a network of over 40 organisations, that integrated genomics into the Australian health care system. 

Currently he leads the Australian Functional Genomics Network which fosters collaboration between model system researchers and clinicians to resolve gene variants of unknown significance to substantially improve diagnostic rates for patients.

His research focuses on disorders/differences of sex development; genomics and diagnosis to inform clinical care. His contributions have been fundamental to the advancement of the field including significant gene discovery and development of an accurate, rapid diagnostic assay that has improved outcomes for patients with DSD. 

Professor Sinclair has received numerous national and international awards including the 2009 Sutherland Award for contributions to Human Genetics, the 2010 Emil Steinberger Memorial Award from the American Society of Andrology and in 2015 was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for his distinguished leadership. 

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