Professor, Plant Energy Biology / University of Western Australia
Dr Ryan Lister has spent the past few years working on epigenetics to determine how to turn genes on and off. The research benefits not only medicine, but also agriculture. Ryan is a project leader at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and leads epigenetics genomics research teams. His work on human epigenome mapping was rated by Time magazine as the second most important scientific discovery of 2009. Dr Lister is a finalist in the Scientist of the Year award at the 2020 Premier’s Science Awards.