Renowned re­searcher re­turns to Perth

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

AN IN­TER­NA­TION­ALLY renowned ge­nomic re­searcher who pub­lished break­through dis­cov­er­ies about cell devel­op­ment has joined the Harry Perkins In­sti­tute of Med- ical Re­search.

WA-born Pro­fes­sor Alis­tair Forrest’s pub­li­ca­tion Science fol­lowed years of work in Ja­pan on the FANTOM5 project, which made ma­jor progress on an out­stand­ing mys­tery in bi­ol­ogy.

Mr Forrest plans to con­tinue his work in sys­tems bi­ol­ogy and ge­nomics with a re­newed fo­cus on can­cer.

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