During his time at Oxford he discovered two sets of genetic mutations that prevent two key proteins from attaching to the DNA of people with Haemophilia B Leyden, thereby turning off the gene that produces clotting factor IX, which prevents excessive bleeding.
Honours and Awards
Awarded the Julian Wells Medal, Lorne Genome Conference - 2010 
Awarded the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Roche Medal - 1999 
- "Professor Merlin Crossley - Dean of UNSW Science". unsw.edu.au.
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