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Marilyn Renfree

Ian Potter Chair
genomic imprinting
sexual differentiation
embryonic diapause
endocrinology
Marsupial
reproductive physiology
evolution of reproduction
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
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Prof

Marilyn Renfree

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Reproduction And Development
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Prof

Marilyn Renfree

 

Professor Marilyn Renfree’s research has focussed almost entirely on marsupials because of their intrinsic interest and for the opportunities they provide as biomedical models for understanding mammalian reproduction and development. Her laboratory is known internationally for its study of the reproduction and development of marsupials that have resulted in a number of discoveries that challenged the accepted dogma including early mammalian development, control of embryonic diapause, sexual differentiation, virilisation and genomic imprinting.

She has also been involved in genome studies of the platypus and the tammar wallaby. Marilyn has held NHMRC, ARC, Fulbright, Ford Foundation and Royal Society fellowships. She was Head of Department of Zoology at The University of Melbourne from 1991-2003, an ARC Federation Fellow 2003-8, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics from 2008-10 and was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2013. She is a Laureate Professor of the University of Melbourne and presently holds the positions of Secretary, Biological Sciences and Vice President of the Australian Academy of Science.

Projects

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39

Projects

Project Types


24

Research Grant


8

Research Contracts


7

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

Officer of the Order of Australia


2015

2015 University of Technology Sydney Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers

Australian Museum

2012

The Clarke Medal 2012

The Royal Society of NSW

2012

The President's Medal

Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology

2011

Doctor of Laws (honoris causa)

Monash University

2011

Distinguished Scientist Award

Society for Reproduction and Fertility, United Kingdom

2011

Secretary B: Biological Sciences

Australian Academy of Science

2011

Vice-President

Australian Academy of Science

2010

Australian Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Australian Goverment

2007

Doctor of Science (honoris causa)

Murdoch University

2003

Centenary Medal

Australian Government

2002

Laureate Professor

The University of Melbourne

2000

Gold Conservation Medal

Zoological Society of San Diego USA

1997

Mueller Medal

Aust. and N.Z Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)

1987

Whitley Book Award (best textbook published in 1987)

Royal Zoological Society of NSW

1980

Gottschalk Medal

Australian Academy of Science

1971

Bolliger Award

Australian Mammal Society

1969

Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship

Commonwealth of Australia

1968

ANU Final Honours Year Scholarship

Australian National University/Commonwealth of Australia

1967

The Ramsay Prize

Australian National University

1966

Canberra Scholarship

Australian National University

1999

FAIBIOL - Fellow of the Australian Institue of Biology


1997

FAA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Ian Potter Chair

Biosciences

Secretary B - Biological Sciences

Australian Academy of Science

Vice-President

Australian Academy of Science

Honorary Life Membership

The Endocrine Society of Australia

Fellow

Australian Academy of Science

Fellow

Australian Institute of Biology

Member (Ordinary)

Society for the Study of Fertility (UK)

Member

Institute of Biology (UK)

Formerly Committee Member

Endocrine and Reproductive Biology Society (W.A)

Member (Ordinary)

Society for the Study of Reproduction (USA)

Member (Ordinary)

Australian Biochemical Society

Foundation Member/Chair/Honorary Life Membership

Society for Reproductive Biology

Education


Doctor of Laws ( Hon)

Monash University

Doctor of Science ( Hon)

Murdoch University

Doctor of Science

The Australian National University

Doctor of Philosophy

The Australian National University

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

The Australian National University