Suzanne Cory

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Suzanne Cory
Born (1942-03-11) 11 March 1942 (age 74)
Nationality Australian
Fields Genetics and the immune system
Institutions Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Notable awards Australia Prize (1998)
L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science (2001)
Royal Medal (2002)
Pearl Meister Greengard Prize (2009)

Suzanne Cory, AC, FAA, FRS (born 11 March 1942) is a distinguished Australian molecular biologist.

Cory is the immediate past President of the Australian Academy of Science. She was the first-elected female President of the Academy and took office on 7 May 2010 for a four-year term. She was the Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), from 1996 until 30 June 2009 and remains a faculty member, having rejoined the institute's Molecular Genetics of Cancer Division. She was awarded a L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science in 2001 and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 2002. In 2009, it was announced that a new selective entry state high school would be opened bearing her name. Suzanne Cory High School commenced in 2011 in Werribee, Victoria. She has worked on the genetics of the immune system and cancer and has lobbied her country to invest in science. She is married to fellow scientist Professor Jerry Adams, also a WEHI scientist, whom she met while studying for her PhD at the University of Cambridge, England.

In 2002, she became associated member of the French Académie des Sciences.[1]

In 2009 she was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and was presented with her award in Canberra, Australia, by the Ambassador of France in Australia, Michel Filhol, on 12 June 2009.

In 2011 Cory was awarded the Association for International Cancer Research Colin Thomson Medal.[2]

In 2014 Cory delivered the annual ABC Boyer Lectures.[3]


  1. ^ Suzanne Cory, Institut de France, Académie des sciences
  2. ^ Colin Thomson Medal 2011 Announcement
  3. ^ ABC Radio National Boyer Lectures, 2014 Boyer Lectures

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