WA's Chief Scientist 

 

The Chief Scientist of Western Australia is an independent advisor to the State Government providing advice on topics that are important to the future of science in Western Australia.

Reporting directly to the Minister for Science, the Chief Scientist of Western Australia is supported by the Office of Science.

About our Chief Scientist

Peter OoS photo thumbProfessor Peter Klinken is a leading Western Australian medical research scientist, highly regarded for his work in advancing the understanding of genes involved in leukaemia, cancer and anaemia. His many research achievements include the discovery of a gene that supresses the growth of tumours.

After obtaining his PhD from The University of Western Australia, he undertook research at the US National Institutes of Health in Washington and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.

His previous roles have included Professor in Clinical Biochemistry at The University of Western Australia; Director of Research at the Royal Perth Hospital; and the Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (previously the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research).

Under his stewardship, the Perkins Institute attracted world-class national and international researchers to the State and made numerous acclaimed medical discoveries. He also spear-headed the development of two new state-of-the-art medical research facilities, Perkins North in Nedlands (QEII Medical Centre) and Perkins South in Murdoch (Fiona Stanley Hospital).

Professor Klinken brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role of Chief Scientist. His input will support the Government in growing the State’s science industries to achieve future prosperity for Western Australians.

 

AN INCREASE in the use and linkage of data has significantly aided disease prevention efforts and an expansion of health-related advancements, according to two of the state's leading medical experts.

New Chief Scientist appointed

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Professor Peter Klinken has been announced as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia.

Professor Klinken is a leading Western Australian medical research scientist and visionary leader. He is highly regarded for advancing the understanding of genes involved in leukaemia, cancer and anaemia, and his many research achievements include the discovery of a gene that supresses the growth of tumours.

Lyn BuzzWESTERN Australia’s Chief Scientist last night was inducted to the Science Hall of Fame at the WA Science Awards – and then announced in her thankyou speech that she would be stepping down from her role at the end of the year.

Win for science in app world

Wednesday, 06 November 2013

PestWatchappAs WA’s Chief Scientist I am invited to launch many initiatives, but several recent ones represent real signs of the time. These events involved four apps, in other words mobile applications designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.

FreshScience Lyn_resizeRecently GeoCatch held its inaugural Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) Alliance teacher networking meeting for the Busselton area.

Lyn geothermalHumans have been taking advantage of earth's natural internal heating system since we first felt the cold! For centuries, hot springs have been used for medicinal purposes in China, whilst volcanic heating has naturally warmed the homes of Icelanders in the middle of winter.

Chief Scientist sees Dreamfit

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

lyn motobikeDREAMFIT Foundation, what an inspirational place!  I visited again last week and was once more impressed by the ingenuity and application of its founder, Darren Loman, and his team of volunteers.

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