Dr Simon Foote
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Simon spearheads Australia’s research in genomics. He helped co-conceive, design and bring into operation the Australian Genomic Facility which provides access for all Australian scientists to high technology genetic research, and he heads the Genetics Group at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. His own laboratory is engaged in world leading research which seeks to identify genes controlling inherited susceptibility to diseases such as glaucoma and resistance to parasitic diseases such as malaria.
He was appointed Director of the Menzies Research Institute in 2005.