DR Harry Georgiou

DR Harry Georgiou

Positions

  • Diabetes Mellitus (Aetiology and Diagnosis)
  • Perinatal medicine (Pregnancy complications)
  • Preterm labour (Aetiology and Diagnosis)
  • Proteomics (Diagnostic Tests)

Overview

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  • Dr Georgiou gained his PhD through the University of Melbourne and conducted his research at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute. He investigated the modification of graft immunogenicity and histocompatibility matching on fetal pancreas transplantation. This was followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the Childhood Diabetes Centre in Denver, Colorado where he researched into the pathogenesis of Type I diabetes in the BB rat. He returned to the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute as an NHMRC post-doctoral fellow and continued his research into Type I diabetes particularly in the areas of thymic function in autoimmunity, xenotransplantation and the pathogenesis of diabetes in the NOD mouse.

    Since joining the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, his research has focused on the pathogenesis of preterm labour and gestational diabetes mellitus and other perinatal complications. He has a keen interest in the application of Proteomics in perinatal complications and the development of prognostic assays. He was instrumental in the design and establishment of the Perinatal Research Laboratory at the Mercy Hospital for Women and more recently, he has also managed the research laboratory at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne.

    Dr Georgiou is an author of over 80 publications, proceedings, chapters or reports. He has presented or co-authored over 100 papers at national and international conferences.

       

Affiliation

Member of

  • Society for Reproductive Biology. Ordinary Member 2007 -
  • Australasian Proteomics Society. Ordinary Member 2004 -
  • Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association. Elected Councillor 2003 -
  • Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society. Elected Councillor 2002 -
  • Australian Diabetes Society. Ordinary Member 1989 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2008
    Medical Research Foundation for Women and Babies, Research Grant for 2009 $30,000. 'Identification of novel biomarkers to predict impending labour' Georgiou HM, DiQuinzio M, Permezel M, Rice GE. (Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne)

    2008
    Medical Research Foundation for Women and Babies, Research Grant for 2009 $30,000. 'First trimester prediction of low birthweight' Georgiou HM, Tong S. (Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne)

    2007
    National Health & Medical Research Council, Project Grant for 2008-2010 $461,625. ‘Investigating the link between early pregnancy and obstetric diseases’ Rice GE, Tong S, Georgiou HM. (Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne)

    2007
    Medical Research Foundation for Women and Babies, Research Grant for 2008 $20,000. 'Characterising differential protein expression associated with term pregnancy and labour in human cervico-vaginal fluid' Heng J, Georgiou HM, DiQuinzio M. (Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne)

    2007
    Medical Research Foundation for Women and Babies, Research Grant for 2008 $10,000. 'Early screening for pregnancy complications’ Georgiou HM, Rice G, Permezel M. (Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne)

    2006
    National Health & Medical Research Council, Development Grant for 2007-2008 $198,375. ‘Development of a multiplex assay for the identification of women at risk of preterm labour’ Georgiou HM, Di Quinzio MKW, Young IR, Rice GE. (Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne)

    2006
    Medical Research Foundation for Women and Babies, Research Grant for 2007 $20,000. 'Novel markers for the identification of women at risk of preterm labour' Georgiou HM, DiQuinzio M, Heng J, Permezel M. (Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1987
  • BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne 1982
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1981

Awards and honors

  • Best student abstract presented at TSANZ, Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1985
  • Post-Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 1982

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Available to supervise Research Higher Degree students (BSc Hons; MSc, PhD) in the field of obstetric complications.