Hans K. Muller

University of Tasmania, Australia

Hans Konrad Muller was the Head of Pathology at the University of Tasmania from 1983 to 2002. Since 2003, he is the Professor Emeritus of pathology and Honorary Fellow at the School of Medicine. He worked as an Academic Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy (from 1994 to 1997). Since September 2004, he has been the Director of Anatomical Pathology for Queensland Health Pathology Services. He is recognized as an outstanding teacher of medical undergraduate and post graduate pathology and immunology students. His research interests have concentrated on Immunopathology and the biology of Langerhans cells/Dendritic cells and their modulation in immune reactions. These involve the effects of ultraviolet light and carcinogens on the skin immune system and manipulation of autoimmunity. Other studies include molecular events in cutaneous cancer and experimental melanoma. Professor Muller has held Visiting Research posts in pathology and immunology at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol, a Visiting Professor in immunology at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston (1991-1992, 1997-1998), and in 2002 as a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Riverside in biomedical sciences. Professor Muller's research endeavors have been supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council since 1983. He has an impressive publication list of 196 items. Professor Muller has held major roles in professional colleges and societies. He was the President of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (1993–1995), the President of the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology (1991–1993), and the President of the International IAP 2006–2008. In 2004, he was given the Distinguished Fellow Award by the RCPA, in 2008 the Gold Medal of the IAP for his work in International Pathology. In 2008, the Hellenic Division of the IAP also awarded him their prestigious George Papanikolaou Medal.

Biography Updated on 18 May 2009

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