Lifetime achievement in genetics research
- Post by: CIPPS
- 11 October 2021
- Comments off
Professor Kathy Belov has been awarded the MJD White Medal by the Genetics Society of Australasia for excellence and a lifetime achievement in genetics research. Kathy and her team have been leading the genetic rescue of Australia’s most iconic native animals. The medal recognises her role in steering the world-first full sequencing of the koala genome following the recent completion of the mapping of the echidna genome and improving the information available on the platypus genome. Such genetic data is particularly valuable in advancing conservation efforts, aiding in the treatment of diseases, and helping to ensure the long-term survival of our native animals. Kathy co-leads our Discover Theme.