Professor Grant Morahan has a doctorate from the University of Melbourne and worked at Scripps Clinic, USA. In 2005, he was appointed Inaugural Scientific Director of Clinical Sciences at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth. His research included immune tolerance, immunogenetics, and genetics of complex genetic diseases, especially type 1 diabetes(T1D). He has 250 scientific papers, including several in Nature, Science, Lancet, Nature Genetics, PNAS and Diabetes. Research highlights include identifying IL12B as a gene affecting diseases of immune dysregulation including severe asthma and cerebral malaria; inventing the term ‘Systems Genetics’ and an international collaboration discovering 50 genes causing T1D.