Francine Marques

Senior Lecturer & lab head
Monash University

Melbourne, VIC

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  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Dr Francine Marques is a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow and head of the Hypertension Research laboratory at Monash University, where she leads a team of 11 scientists. She completed a Bachelor degree with first class honours and a master of genetics and molecular biology in Brazil prior to moving to Australia, where she was awarded her PhD in 2012 at the University of Sydney, in the field of the molecular genomics of hypertension. Dr Marques was previously a National Health and Medical Research Council and Heart Foundation early career fellow. Dr Marques has published >60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has a H-index of 25. She has published in the top cardiovascular journals which include Nature Reviews Cardiology, Circulation, Circulation Research, European Journal of Heart Failure, Hypertension and Molecular Psychiatry. She has secured >$4 million in competitive grant funding (including as lead chief investigator in a NHMRC grant and in a Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant to run a clinical trial). Dr Marques was elected as a member of the executive committee for the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, is the chair of the mentoring committee for the International Society of Hypertension and the inaugural chair of the Emerging Leaders Committee of the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance. She was a finalist and/or won 27 awards, and was a finalist for the Eureka Emerging Leader in Science Prize in 2019.

Francine identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.