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Jeff Craig

Honorary
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
twins
cardiovascular disease
neurodevelopment
paediatrics
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
female
dna methylation
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A/Prof

Jeff Craig

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Epigenetics
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A/Prof

Jeff Craig

 

Dr Jeff Craig leads the Early Life Genetics group at the Murdoch Childrens and Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. He is a geneticist and cell biologist with over twenty years experience in all aspects of epigenetics including gene regulation and chromosome structure and function.

His current work focuses on the development of epigenetic biomarkers (1) reflecting for past environment and (2) predicting future disease risk with a focus on cardiovascular disease and neurodevelopment. Dr Craig, together with his MCRI colleagues, is at the forefront of genome-wide epigenetic analysis. He has experience in establishing longitudinal cohorts including the Peri/postnatal Epigenetic Twins Study (PETS). He also leads the epigenetic analysis in the AQUA study of the effects of maternal alcohol consumption on health of the offspring and has collaborative projects on preterm birth, cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder. Dr Craig is also an internationally recognised expert on twins and works closely with the Australian Twin Registry. He has 81 per-reviewed publications, with an h-index of 24 and has published in journals such as Nature Genetics (3x) and Genome Research (3x). In the past six years he has supervised two Clinical Fellows, two international Postdocs, seven Honours students, 6 PhD students and 3 Masters students. Jeff is also a passionate science communicator and a regular panellist on Radio 3RRR's Einstein-A-GoGo science show.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 155 most recent scholarly works by Jeff Craig.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2006

Eppendorf Award for the Young Australian Researcher

Lorne Genome Conference

2006

Genetic Support Network Victoria Art of Education Award

Genetic Support Netwrok Victoria

2005

NHMRC RD Wright Career Development Award

NHMRC

2005

Commendation ASMR AMGEN Medical Researcher Award

ASMR

1997

Beit memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

Beit Memorial

5

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

Member

Human Genetics Society of Australia (HGSA)

Member

Epigenome Network of Excellence

Member

International Society for Twin Studies

Member

The Epigenetics Society

Member

Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Founder/Member

The Australian Epigenome Alliance

Member

Genome Society

Member

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Committee Member

Australian Science Communicators

Member - Committee Member 03-05

Genetic Support Network Victoria

Member. Research Week Committee Member 2001-05, Chair Careers Subcommitte 2002-05

Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Manchester

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

The University of Manchester