Famous Scientists from Australia

List of notable or famous scientists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Australia and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Australia is included when available.

This is a list that features people like Peter C. Doherty and Fiona Stanley.

This historic scientists from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Australia?" These prominent scientists of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian scientists.

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  • Adrianne Pope

    Adrianne Pope

  • Aileen Joy Plant (died 27 March 2007) was a leading Australian infectious diseases epidemiologist. She was professor of international health at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western ...more
  • Alan Osborne Trounson (born 16 February 1946) is an Australian embryologist with expertise in stem cell research. Trounson was the President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine ...more
  • Alex Fraser
    Dec. at 79 (1923-2002)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    Alex Fraser (1923 – 14 July 2002) was a major innovator in the development of the computer modeling of population genetics and his work has stimulated many advances in genetic research over the past ...more
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Allan Whitenack Snyder is the director of the Centre for the Mind at the University of Sydney, Australia where he also holds the 150th Anniversary Chair of Science and the Mind. He is a co-founder of ...more
  • Amanda Sainsbury-Salis

    Amanda Sainsbury-Salis

    Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Australia
    Amanda Sainsbury-Salis (born 1969) is an Australian medical researcher, educator and author. Her research interests are hypothalamic control of body weight, famine reaction, metabolism, body ...more