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Shaun Jackson is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, faculty member at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, San Diego (California, USA), and Honorary Visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. He was the co-founder and Research Director of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University. In 2015, he was appointed as the inaugural Director of Cardiovascular Research, at the Heart Research Institute & Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. He has established several Australian biotechnology companies focussing on the clinical development of novel antithrombotic therapeutics. Shaun has received numerous international awards including the Marion Barnhart Prize (2009) and Career Investigator Award and Medal (2011) from the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. In 2018 he was awarded the NSW Ministerial Award for Cardiovascular Research Excellence, and in 2010, an Australia Fellowship from the NHMRC.

For the first time in his­to­ry, there are more obese peo­ple than under­weight peo­ple in the world, cre­at­ing a glob­al time-bomb of car­dio­vas­cu­lar disease.”