Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

1. Direct targets of JAK-STAT signaling in blood cancers
2. Transcriptional Networks in Erythropoiesis
3. Gene editing to cure inherited blood cell disorders
4. Genomics and personalised medicine for blood cancers

1988 …2024

Research activity per year

Personal profile


Professor Andrew Perkins 

Perkins Group - Blood Cancer Genomics

Andrew is a Professor in the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, within the School of Translational Medicine. Dr Perkins trained at RPA Hospital in Sydney in clinical and laboratory haematology, undertook his PhD in genetics at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, then post-doctoral studies at Harvard University before returning to Australia in 1997.

Professor Perkins is a clinician-scientist who seeks to understand transcriptional control networks which underpin normal blood stem cell production and blood cancers. We intend to harness this knowledge to cure inherited or acquired human blood diseases.

Supervision interests

Extensive experience in RHD supervision:

26 PhD students

25 BSc Hons students

5 Masters students

1 BSc (Med) student

4 Masters of Genome Analytics Internships


Clinical activities

Head of Genomic Medicine, Alfred Health, Melbourne

Professor of Haematology, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

Clinical Lead in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Monash teaching commitment

Teaching in HUP3022 - Haematological Malignancies

Teaching in HUP3990 - Third Year Research Projects

GNA5041: Masters of Genome Analytics, second year lecture series

GNA5930: Masters in Genome Analytics Internships in Genome Curation

Community service

Australia Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group Subcommittee for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms - 2014 - ongoing

Lorne Genome Organising Committee 2016-2024

NHMRC GRPs in Oncology and Biochemistry 2007-2018

NHMRC Investigator Grant Review Panel 2020-2021

Ideas GRP 2021

Genomic Health Futures Mission GRP 2021-23

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

External positions

Head of Genomic Medicine Alfred Health, Alfred Hospital

1 Jul 2020 → …

Professor of Haematology, Alfred Hospital

3 Jul 2017 → …

University of Queensland

Research area keywords

  • KLF1
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Leukaemia
  • Transcription factors
  • Genome Editing
  • Genomics
  • Cancer Cell Biology

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