Professor Brandon Wainwright
Professor Brandon Wainwright

BSc (Hons) Adelaide, PhD Adelaide

Phone: +61 (7) 3346 2110
Fax: +61 (7) 3346 2111
Office: Level 4 West, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Building 80 See map)
Post:    Institute for Molecular Bioscience 
           The University of Queensland 
           St Lucia QLD 4072

Executive Administrative Officer
Sue Allen 
Phone: +61 (7) 3346 2112

Areas of responsibility
Professor Wainwright is Director of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), and is responsible for its strategic directions, scientific appointments, budgets, performance, representation and reporting to stakeholders.


Professor Wainwright was appointed as Director of IMB in 2006, previously holding the position of IMB’s Deputy Director (Research) from 2002. As Director, Professor Wainwright is responsible for advancing the Institute’s research initiatives, strengthening the Institute’s global connections and leading IMB’s scientists in their work to improve quality of life for all.

Professor Wainwright completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at The University of Adelaide, after which he secured a postdoctoral fellowship at St Mary’s Hospital at Imperial College London (ICL). During his six years at ICL he worked on the first human genome project and also became a Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow. He returned to Australia in 1990 to join UQ’s Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology (now IMB).

Professor Wainwright leads his own IMB laboratory, which investigates the genetics behind brain tumours and skin cancer, and serves on the board of The Australian Genome Research Facility and a number of national and international scientific review committees.


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