Professor John Mulley AO
Prof John Mulley AO, BSc, MSc(Agr), PhD, FHGSA, FFSc (RCPA) was employed as Chief Medical Scientist with SA Pathology at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide. He established a genetic testing laboratory providing a service for a range of human genetic disorders while leading research projects in various aspects of human genetics.
His laboratory was heavily involved in mapping genes for intellectual disability and pioneered the discovery of genes that cause epilepsy. As a large proportion of epilepsy has a genetic basis, he believed the best way to de-stigmatise the disorder was to identify the genes thereby providing a rational basis for the condition.
Prof Mulley has authored or co-authored 280 scientific papers which have been cited more than 11,000 times.