David James

Charles Perkins Centre, NSW

Professor James currently holds the Leonard P Ullmann Chair in Molecular Systems Biology and he is the Domain Leader for Biology at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. Professor James has made major contributions to our understanding of insulin action. In the late 1980s he published a series of journal articles in Nature describing the identification and characterization of the insulin responsive glucose transporter GLUT4.  Professor James then focused his efforts on unveiling the cellular and molecular control of insulin-stimulated glucose transport. He has also made contributions in the area of SNARE proteins, signal transduction and more recently in systems biology. He has won several awards including the Glaxo Wellcome Medal for Medical Research and the Kellion medal for outstanding contributions to Diabetes research. In 2007 he was elected as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and was awarded the NSW Premier Prize in Excellence in Medical Biological Sciences in 2016. He is on the editorial board of a number of prestigious journals and he is regularly invited to speak at key international meetings on diabetes and metabolism. 

 

The Basic Science Lecture

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand wanted to raise the profile of Basic Science and establish this lectureship in 2003 at the 51st Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide, Australia in which Julie Campbell from Queensland was the named lecturer.

Previous Basic Science Lecturers

2017

Murray Esler

VIC

2016

Christine Winterbourn

NZ

2015

Mark E. Cooper

VIC

2013

Roland Stocker

NSW

2012

Henry Krum

VIC

2011

Richard P Harvey

NSW

2010

Shaun Jackson

VIC

2009

Michael Clark

TAS

2008

Bob Graham

NSW

2007

Dr David Allen

NSW

2006

Prof Peter Hunter

NZ

2005

Helge Rasmussen

NSW

2004

Doris Taylor

USA

2003

Julie Campbell

QLD

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