Deakin University

Michael Berk

2020 Life Sciences

Michael Berk is an NHMRC senior principal research fellow at Deakin University, where he heads the IMPACT institute. Listed by Thompson Reuters as amongst the world’s most influential scientific minds, he was awarded the Brain & Behaviour (NARSAD) Colvin Award for Mood Disorders in 2015, and the Victoria Prize for life sciences in 2019. He is former president of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders and the Australasian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders. His interests lie in the discovery and implementation of novel therapies.

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