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Professor Lyn Griffiths

Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Directorate Office

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Name
Professor Lyn Griffiths
Position(s)
Executive Director, IHBI
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Directorate Office
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Genetics
Phone
+61 7 3138 6102
Fax
+61 7 3138 6039
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy - Medicine (University of Sydney)

Professional memberships
and associations

Current appointments:

  • Executive Director, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT
  • Director, Queensland Institutes of Health
  • Academic Chair of Board of Censors for Diagnostic Genomics, Human Genetics Society of Australia
  • Member, NHMRC Academy – Research Fellowships Panel

Professional membership:

  • Member, American Society of Human Genetics
  • Member, American Headache Society
  • Member, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Member, Australian Society for Medical Research
  • Member, Human Genetics Society of Australasia
Keywords

Molecular Genetics, Migraine, Genomics, Genetic Analysis, Genetic Susceptibility, Gene Profiling, Clinical Trials

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Professor Lyn Griffiths is the Executive Director of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), the largest inter-disciplinary research institute at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She is a molecular geneticist with over 21 years experience studying human complex gene disorders with specific expertise in human gene mapping and gene expression analyses, including migraine, cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.

Research area: Professor Griffiths leads the Genomics Research Centre (GRC). Established in 1997, the GRC is a well equipped research centre including principal researchers, postdoctoral scientists, research assistants, nurses, postgraduate and honours students, and is funded by national competitive grants and industry. The main focus of research in the GRC is the identification of genes involved in common human disorders and the translation of this research into new diagnostics and therapeutics. Prof Griffiths has established significant genomic population resources for her research, including a unique case-controlled, multigenerational pedigree and genetic isolate from Norfolk Island. Recent studies at the GRC have mapped several migraine, CVD, MS and cancer gene loci and have implicated a number of candidate genes in disease susceptibility.

Research interests:

  • Gene profiling
  • Genetic analysis
  • Clinical Trials
This information has been contributed by Professor Lyn Griffiths.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Gold Coast Overall Leadership Award International Women's Day Festival 2013
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2012
Details
Director, Queensland Institutes of Health
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2011
Details
President, Queensland Branch, Human Genetics Society of Australia
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Award Griffith University 2010
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Pro Vice Chanceller (Health) Research Excellence Award Griffith University 2009
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2005
Details
Queensland Finalist, Australian of the Year 2005
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Education and Medical Research Category, Gold Coast Honours Award