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Gottschalk Medal

James Whisstock

As part of the 2010 Honorific Awards for Scientific Excellence, Professor James Whisstock has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Gottschalk Medal by the Australian Academy of Science. The Gottschalk medal is presented to a scientist less than 40 years of age for their outstanding contribution to medical sciences.

Professor Whisstock's research focuses on proteases and protease inhibitors in cancer, infection and immunity, and pore forming proteins in health and disease.

Recently, Professor Whisstock showed how the perforin-like family of human immunity proteins function to eliminate bacteria, virally infected and pre-cancerous cells. His work may one day help develop new ways to control the unwanted activity of these immunity proteins in transplant rejection and diabetes.

Link to Whisstock Lab