Associate Professor Anne K Voss, Division of Cancer and Development, The Walter and Eliza Hall Insititue for Medical Research, Melbourne, VIC
Anne K. Voss completed her doctoral degree in Hannover, Germany. After post-doctoral positions at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA and at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, Anne established her laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne in 2000. Since 2012 Anne has been the Head of the Development and Cancer Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.At the 2015 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards, Anne received the Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship Award for Biomedical Science. The award recognises the highest ranked female applicant in the NHMRC’s annual Research Fellowship scheme.
Anne investigates the genetic regulation of embryonic development and adult stem cells with particular emphasis on transcriptional regulation through chromatin modifications in health and disease. She has made significant contributions to the understanding of embryonic development, laying the basis for the discovery of the genetic causes of human intellectual disability syndromes, as well as the explaining the contribution of certain molecular pathways to cancer formation.