Professor Peter Klinken obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from The University of Western Australia in 1982 and was a Fogarty International Fellow at the US National Institutes of Health in Washington, between 1984 and 1986.
From there he returned to work at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne as an NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow between 1987 and 1988.
In 1989 he became a Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Western Australia, before being appointed Professor in Clinical Biochemistry in 1994. Between 2000 and 2002 he was the Director of Research at Royal Perth Hospital.
His research interests encompass the regulation of red blood cell formation and ability of leukemic cells to develop different features and functions.
He also has a long-standing interest in identifying genes which can cause cancer or leukemia. This work is supported primarily by the NHMRC.
See Professor Peter Klinken’s speech notes from ACRF $5million grant launch.