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Head, Department of Physiology, The University of Melbourne

Professor Matthew Watt heads the Department of Physiology at the University of Melbourne. His teams innovative research program seeks to identify how defects of lipid metabolism and inter-tissue communication cause obesity-related disorders, and to use this information to discover novel targets that can be transitioned to clinical therapeutics. Professor Watt has authored >180 peer-reviewed manuscripts and contributed to the discipline through his roles as National Secretary of the Australian Physiological Society and as a reviewing editor of the American Journal of Physiology (Endocrinology & Metabolism).