Professor Naomi Wray wins NHMRC Research Excellence Award

Professor Naomi Wray
2019 NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Investigator Grant Award (Leadership in Basic Science)

The University of Queensland

Professor Wray holds joint appointments at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland. A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, her research interests bring together genetics, statistics, big data computational analysis and disorders of the brain. She has led key research studies for the International Psychiatric Genomics Consortium and established the Sporadic ALS Australia systems genomics consortium for Motor Neurone Disease research.

Professor Wray’s research will develop and apply new genomic methods to catalyse discoveries about the causes of common diseases, ultimately leading to improvements in prevention, diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis.