Researcher Profile

Emeritus Professor George Yeoh

George Yeoh
George Yeoh

Phone: +61 8 6151 0939

Research Expertise:
  • Cancer—liver
  • Cytokines
  • Liver progenitor cells
  • Liver regeneration
  • Liver cancer stem cells


BSc PhD W.Aust.

Current Projects

Professor Yeoh has sent his cell lines to 18 different laboratories around the world, including research institutes and universities in Australia, USA, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, India, and China.


Prof Yeoh teaches in:
BIOC3352 Cellular and Metabolic Biochemistry (Course Co-ordinator)
BIOC3351 Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
SCIE3325 Molecular Biology
PHYL3300 Mammalian Cell Biology (Course Co-ordinator)
GENE3330 Molecular Genetics and Genomics

He also supervises the following students:
Cornelia Viebahn
Matthew Jelico
Jasmin Low (With Jim Whelan)
Joanne Tonkin
Frederick Shultz

Funding Received

Cancer Council

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

As well as researching and teaching, Prof Yeoh is also the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.


Professor George Yeoh completed his undergraduate science degree with honours and a PhD at The University of Western Australia. He then worked in Physiology at UWA for two years before winning the prestigious postdoctoral award CJ Martin Fellowship from the NH&MRC, which allowed him to study at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow and then UWA for three years. Prof Yeoh then worked in Physiology at UWA for twenty years before accepting a position as Associate Professor in Biochemistry.

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