Professor Gordon Lynch awarded the prestigious Woodward Medal

Congratulations to Professor Gordon Lynch, Head of Physiology in the School of Biomedical Sciences, for being awarded the prestigious Woodward Medal in Science and Technology.

Professor Lynch received the award for his long-standing research into muscle wasting disorders particularly Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a severe muscle wasting condition caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene.

The Woodward Medals, established by former Chancellor Sir Edward Woodward and his wife, Lady Woodward, are awarded annually to two members of staff for research published in the five years leading up to 31 December of the preceding year. One medal is awarded for Science and Technology and the other for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Congratulations Professor Lynch on this outstanding achievement!

Professor Lynch received the Woodward Medal on Saturday December 5th during The University of Melbourne’s Graduation Ceremony at Wilson Hall.