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Grant Montgomery, Australia
Professor Grant Montgomery FAAHMS, Hon FRSZ, FSRB
Grant Montgomery is Professorial Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and Fellow of the Society for Reproduction. He is a Highly-Cited Researcher in Molecular Biology and Genetics with an outstanding track record in reproductive biology and genetic epidemiology. He moved to Australia in 1999 to join a program on gene discovery for human complex traits and diseases where he led local projects and contributed to international genetics consortia for gene discovery for a range of conditions, including endometriosis, twinning, melanoma, migraine, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, reproductive lifespan, and fibroids. In 2016, he moved to the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at UQ where he continues his research on reproductive genomics. He is a world leader in genetics and genomic studies in endometriosis, a disease affecting 7-10% of women, and is conducting follow-up functional studies with colleagues from Melbourne to understand how genetic factors increase endometriosis risk. His group published evidence for genetic control of gene expression in endometrium and identified likely target genes for two genomic regions associated with endometriosis. He also conducts research on systems genetics and is Director of the Genome Innovation Hub at The University of Queensland which aims to develop and implement advanced methods in functional and structural genomics to determine functional implications of genetic variation health and disease.