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Dr Henrik Dahl



Dr. Henrik Dahl is a molecular geneticist with more than 130 peer-reviewed publications.  He is internationally recognised for his contribution to the understanding of the molecular and genetic aspects of human conditions.  These conditions include metabolic and mitochondrial disorders, as well as inherited hearing loss. 

His current work focuses on identification and characterization of genes associated with epilepsy.  This involves the use of established and emerging genetic and molecular techniques, including PCR amplification, conventional and Next-Generation sequencing, database mining, and bioinformatics.


Address: Epilepsy Research Centre
Level 1, Melbourne Brain Centre
245 Burgundy Street
Austin Health
Heidelberg 3084
Telephone: +613 9496 7051
Email: hhmd@unimelb.edu.au



Current Position:

  Senior Scientist, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Epilepsy Research Centre



2011- Senior Research Fellow, Epilepsy Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
1999-2010 Associate Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
2004-2010 Head of Genetic Hearing Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne
1991-1998 Associate Lecturer, Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.
1984-2003 Head of Gene Identification & Expression, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne
1981-1984 Head of Biotechnology, Nordisk Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark
1979-1981 1979-81 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Gene Structure and Expression, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, U.K.
1977-1978 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medical Enzymology and Molecular Biology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1977 Postdoctoral Fellow, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Research Fellow, London, U.K.
1976-1977 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Virology, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, U.K.


Academic Background:

1980 Licentiate of Science. University of Aarhus, Denmark
1973-75 Candidate of Science. Department of Molecular Biology, University of Aarhus, Denmark
1968-73 Graduate studies at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Aarhus, Denmark


Fellowships and Awards:

1999-2000 NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship
1991-1998 NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship
1979-1981 EMBO-Fellowship, U.K
1978-1979 EMBO-Fellowship, The Netherlands
1977 Imperial Cancer Research Fund Research Fellowship.
1976-1977 Danish Research Council/Royal Society Exchange Fellow
1971-1972 Henry Shaw's Scholarship, University of Copenhagen, Denmark



Details of publications can be found on Dr Henrik Dahl's University of Melbourne Profile.



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