Prof David Bowtell

Lab Head - Ovarian Cancer Research

Professor Bowtell holds a Joint appointment as Group Leader and Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Head of the Cancer Genomics and Genetics Program at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He was Director of Research at Peter Mac for a decade from 2000. 

Professor Bowtell has an extensive background in human cancer genomics. He is Principal Investigator for the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study (AOCS), one of the largest population-based cohort studies of ovarian cancer in the world, involving over 3000 women. His work is part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium, an ambitious program to map the genomes of the 50 most common cancer types. Professor Bowtell’s research has focused on the classification of ovarian cancer, and mechanisms of primary and acquired drug resistance. 

Research Interests

Human cancer genomics
Ovarian Cancer
Carcinoma of Unknown Primary

Awards and Honours



BVSc (Hons)

Prof David Bowtell