Professor Matt Brown
Matt Brown is a clinician-scientist who trained initially as a rheumatologist before heading off into a career in immunogenetics research, initially at the University of Oxford, then between 2005-2016 at University of Queensland. His particular interest is in the disease ankylosing spondylitis, where he has played a major role dissecting the genetic causes of the disease and developing new treatments for it. He is also deeply interested in the translation of genomics into clinical applications, including in common and rare heritable diseases, and cancers. Matt was Director of the University of Queensland, Diamantina Institute from 2011 until 2015. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Sciences and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Recently, in 2016 Matt has transitioned to Queensland University of Technology as Director of Genomics where he aims to enhance the University’s genomics capabilities and continue his research with many new opportunities on the horizon both in Australia and internationally.