Prof. Gerald Atkins graduated from the University of Adelaide with a B.Sc.(Hons), PhD in 1998. Since then he has pursued a strong interest in musculoskeletal biology, metabolism and disease. He is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and as Head of the Bone Cell Biology Group, Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Adelaide, he runs an integrated research programme into the biology of osteoclasts, osteoblasts and osteocytes. He also has an ongoing interest in bone tumour biology, including osteosarcoma, giant cell tumour of bone and multiple myeloma. The group is also studying the biology of orthopaedic problems, such as aseptic loosening, fracture repair and osteomyelitis. He has published more than 100 papers related to bone remodelling. His research has attracted more than $8.5million in competitive research funding. Prof Atkins is also the Post-graduate Coordinator for the Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma.