Ingrid Scheffer, AO, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FAES, FAA, FRS, PresAHMS

University of Melbourne

Laureate Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FAES, FAA, FRS, PresAHMS, is a physician-scientist whose work as a paediatric neurologist and epileptologist at the University of Melbourne and Florey Institute has led epilepsy genetics research over 25 years. In collaboration with Professor Samuel Berkovic and molecular geneticists, they identified the first epilepsy gene and many genes subsequently. She led the first major International League Against Epilepsy revision of the classification of epilepsies in 28 years (March 2017) and was a co-recipient of the Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science and in 2018 was elected to the Royal Society (London).


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