Frank Gannon#

Frank Gannon
Membership Number:2248
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRALIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 - 2020 Director and CEO, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2007 - 2011 Director General, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
  • 1994 - 2007 Executive Director of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) and Senior Scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), based in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1990 - 1994 Associate professor, Department of Microbiology, University College, Galway, Ireland
  • 1981 - 2007 Director of the National Diagnostic Centre
  • 1999 Honorary doctorate from the Josef Attila University, Szeged, Hungary
  • 2008 Honorary doctorate from Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2008 Honorary doctorate from The University of Queensland, Australia

Fields of Scholarship
  • Control of Gene Expression and Epigenetics
  • Estrogen Receptor as a Transcription Factor

Honours and Awards
  • 1972 Medal of the Irish Biology Society
  • 1989 Elected member of EMBO
  • 1993 Society of Industrial Microbiology Pan Labs Award
  • 1999 Doctor Honoris Causa was awarded by the Josef Attila University, Szeged, Hungary
  • 2005 Elected member of Academia Europea
  • 2006 NUI Galway Alumni Award for Natural Sciences
  • 2007 Elected member of the Royal Irish Academy
  • 2007 Awarded Diplome d’Honneur from the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
  • 2008 Doctor Honoris Causa, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2008 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2008 Elected Member of the Mexican Academy of Medicine
  • 2009 The Sam Haughton Medal from the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
  • 2009 Elected member of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences
  • 2012 Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Science
  • 2014 Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

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