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Professor John Prins MBBS, PHD, FRACP
Professor John Prins is Director/CEO of Mater Research Institute—UQ, Senior Endocrinologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Profession of Endocrinology at The University of Queensland.
He is also a Director of the Metro South Hospital and Health Service, which has a budget of $2b and provides health care to more than one million people.
Prof Prins undertook clinical training in Endocrinology and his PhD in adipose tissue biology in Australia. He then undertook a four year post-doctoral appointment at The University of Cambridge, UK.
In 1998 he returned to Brisbane where he established an active research program undertaking clinical trials in obesity and diabetes. Prof Prins has published more than 140 research publications with a total of 10,000+ citations.
He has significant commercialisation experience and sits on numerous grant review and advisory committees for NHMRC, NGOs and industry.