Professor H. Peter Soyer, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, has a dual academic/clinical role as the inaugural Chair and Director of the Dermatology Research Centre, The University of Queensland (UQ) Diamantina Institute, at the Translational Research Institute, and as Director of the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
Professor Soyer, an academic dermatologist from Austria, is a world leader in the field of dermatology with particular expertise in preventative dermatooncology and dermatologic imaging. His research group’s main focus is skin cancer (both melanoma and keratinocyte skin cancer) and he is co-inventor in patents for novel skin delivery platforms and microbiospy sampling devices. He has an extensive publication record with over 500 publications (>120 publications in the last 5 years), over 650 citations a year and a Hirsch index of 50 (Researcher ID).
He initiated establishment (2016) and is Co-leader of the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer (ASSC) Research Centre, a joint venture between UQ and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. He was Co-President of the 9th World Congress of Melanoma, Brisbane, Australia, 2017. He is lead investigator of the Centre of Research Excellence for the Study of Naevi funded by the Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), a Queensland Genomics Health Alliance Demonstration Project ‘A Genomics Approach for Screening of Patients at High Risk of Melanoma’, and a UQ Faculty of Medicine Health Outcome Program ‘3D QMelanoma – Targeted Early Detection of Melanoma Utilising a 3D Teledermatology Network’.
He was recently awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program Practitioner Fellowship (2018-2022) and more recently, he was awarded the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID) through a $9.9M infrastructure grant.