PROF SEAN GRIMMOND

PROF SEAN GRIMMOND

Positions

Overview

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  • Professor Sean Grimmond BSc PhD FFS RCPA obtained his PhD in pathology from the University of Queensland.  He is a founding scientific fellow in The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.  Previous appointments include the chair of medical genomics at the University of Glasgow, co-director of the Scottish Genomes Partnership, a professor of genetics at the University of Queensland, and founding director of the Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics.

    Over the past 8 years, Sean has pioneered whole-genome and transciptome analysis of cancer patients, led Australia's International Cancer Genome Consortium efforts into pancreatic, neuroendocrine and ovarian cancer, and contributed cohort-based mutational landscape studies in melanoma and oesophageal cancer.  These studies have been used to resolve the mutagenic processes, driver mutations, molecular taxonomies, and potential vulnerabilities open to therapeutic exploitation in these cancer types.  His current research is firmly focused on real-time omic analysis of recalcitrant cancers, testing the value of personalised therapies, and further cancer genome discovery.

       

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • TRANSLATION OF PERSONALISED GENOME DATA FOR TARGETED CANCER TREATMENT (The Royal Society - London, United Kingdom) 2013-09 to 2018-08

    RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (National Health and Medical Research Council (Canberra, Australia) 2012-01 to 2016-12

    MASS SPECTROMETRY PLATFORM FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT GENOTYPING, EPIGENETIC ANALYSIS AND VALIDATION OF GENOME WIDE SEQUENCING STUDIES (Australian Research Council - Canberra, Australia) 2011-01 to 2011-12

    UNDERSTANDING SUSCEPTIBILITY TO FUNGAL INFECTION (National Health and Medical Research Council - Canberra, Australia) 2010-01 to 2012-12

    INTERNATIONAL CANCER GENOME CONSORTIUM (National Health and Medical Research Council - Canberra, Australia) 2009-01 to 2014-12

    PHASEVARIONS OF PATHOGENIC NEISSERIA (National Health and Medical Research Council - Canberra, Australia) 2008-01 to 2010-12

    BUILDING NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ZEBRAFISH FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS (National Health and Medical Research Council - Canberra, Australia) 2007-01 to 2012-12

    CDK4 ACTIVITY INFLUENCES MITOTIC FIDELITY (National Health and Medical Research Council - Canberra, Australia) 2007-01 to 2009-12

    DO SPECIFIC BRCA1 AND BRCA2 NUCLEOTIDE VARIANTS CAUSE CANCER? (National Health and Medical Research Council - Canberra, Australia) 2007-01 to 2009-12

    TRANSCRIPTIONAL COMPLEXITY OF CELL CYCLE REGULATED GENES DURING CELL DIVISION AND TUMORIGENESIS (National Health and Medical Research Council - Canberra, Australia) 2007-01 to 2009-12

    UNCOUPLED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (National Health and Medical Research Council - Canberra, Australia) 2007-01 to 2011-12

    EXPLORING THE PHYSIOLOGICAL, MORPHOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR BASES OF RENAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING (National Health and Medical Research - Canberra, Australia) 2006-01 to 2008-12

    INHERITED VARIATION IN THE INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE (National Health and Med

       

Awards

Education and training

  • B.Sc. Hons, University of New England
  • PhD, The University of Queensland

Awards and honors

  • Royal Society Research Fellow - Wolfson Award 2013-2017, returned 2016, The Royal Society, UK, 2013
  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2012
  • Vice-Chancellor's Top 10 Q-Index Award, The University of Queensland, 2011
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Australia, 2011
  • Julian Wells Medallist - Genomics, The University of Queensland, 2011
  • Eppendorf Australia Genomics Research Medallist 2004, Institute for Molecular BioScience, 2004
  • UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award, The University of Queensland, 2003