Reflections on IMB's foundation

IMB was officially established in January 2000 to capitalise on the genomic revolution. Researchers around the world were working on the draft sequence of the human genome, an effort that took over a decade and cost over two billion dollars. Today, we can sequence a genome in less than a day, for fewer than a thousand dollars. 

In 2021, for IMB's 21st anniversary, we invited our three former Directors, Professors John Mattick AO, Peter Andrews AO, and Brandon Wainwright AM, to share their reflections on their time at the helm of Australia's #1 research institute.

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