Merger of two Societies

MEPSA was created from two long-existing scholarly bodies, the Australasian Society for Experimental Pathology (ASEP) and the Australian and New Zealand Environmental Mutagen Society (ANZEMS), following a successful Joint Scientific Meeting by the two societies held at Mt. Buller, Victoria, in 1997. The Society formally came into existence in 1999 as the Mutagenesis and Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia, and changed its name to the Molecular and Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia at a special General Meeting in 2009.

Previous Office Bearers

Those who have served on the Executive since the society has been formed are listed below:

Year President Vice President Past President* Treasurer Secretary
1999-2000 Vivienne Reeve Geoff Grigg / Don MacPhee Geoff Dandie Sue Thomas
2000-2001 Vivienne Reeve Geoff Grigg / Don MacPhee Geoff Dandie Jack Dempsey
2001-2002 Vivienne Reeve Geoff Grigg / Don MacPhee Geoff Dandie Gary Halliday
2002-2003 Vivienne Reeve Geoff Grigg / Don MacPhee Geoff Dandie Gary Halliday
2003-2004 Vivienne Reeve Liza Snow Geoff Dandie Gary Halliday
2004-2005 Geoff Dandie Liza Snow Vivienne Reeve Tim Rayner Michael Davies
2005-2006 Geoff Dandie Liza Snow Vivienne Reeve Tim Rayner Michael Davies
2006-2007 Geoff Dandie Liza Snow Vivienne Reeve Tim Rayner Terry Piva
2007-2008 Geoff Dandie Liza Snow Vivienne Reeve Tim Rayner Terry Piva
2008-2009 Liza Snow Des Richardson Geoff Dandie Munif Allanson Terry Piva
2009-2010 Liza Snow Des Richardson Geoff Dandie Munif Allanson Terry Piva
2010-2011 Liza Snow Scott Byrne Geoff Dandie Wayne Reilly Terry Piva
2011-2012 Terry Piva Scott Byrne Liza Snow Wayne Reilly Shalini Muthusamy
2012-2013 Terry Piva Scott Byrne Liza Snow Wayne Reilly Shelley Gorman
2013-2014 Terry Piva Scott Byrne Liza Snow Wayne Reilly Shelley Gorman
2014-2015 Terry Piva Scott Byrne Liza Snow Wayne Reilly Shelley Gorman

*When MEPSA was formed in 1999, Geoff Grigg was president and Don MacPhee the past president of ANZEMS, while Vivienne Reeve was president and Rakesh Kumar the past president of ASEP.

Life Members

Life membership is granted to those members who have been involved with either MEPSA or its parent societies (ANZEMS or ASEP) and recognises their outstanding contributions to both the Society and the profession. The following are recipients of this award:

  • 2002 Konrad Muller
  • 2005 Geoff Grigg (obituary)
  • 2008 Vivienne Reeve