Speaker

Mark Febbraio, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Mark Febbraio

Professor Mark Febbraio is a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the NHMRC, is the Head of the Cellular and Molecular Metabolism Laboratory and Head of the Division of Diabetes & Metabolism at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia. He is also the CSO of N-Gene Research Laboratories Inc., a USA based Biotechnology Company and the Founder and CSO of the recently incorporated company Kinomedica. His research is focussed on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms associated with exercise, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer and his aim is to develop novel drugs to treat lifestyle related diseases. He has authored over 240 peer reviewed papers in leading journals and has ~30,000 career citations. He has won prizes at international, national and institutional levels including the A K McIntyre Prize for significant contributions to Australian Physiological Science (1999), the Colin I Johnson Lectureship by the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (2006) the ESA/ADS Joint Plenary Lecture (2009), the Sandford Skinner Oration from the University of Melbourne (2011), Eureka Scientific Prize Finalist (2013) and the Kellion Award for the Australian Diabetes Society (2017).

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