Meet our current members

Alex Andrianopoulos

Alex Andrianopoulos (BioSciences)

Professor Andrianopoulos’ laboratory studies molecular genetic and genomic aspects of morphogenesis as they relate to the control of growth, development and pathogenicity.

Genetics, Genomics and Development website

Melanie Bahlo

Melanie Bahlo (WEHI)

Professor Bahlo’s laboratory uses statistical methodology to describe and model genetic data, to make use of structure within the data.

Prof Melanie Bahlo profile

Phil Batterham

Phil Batterham (BioSciences)

Professor Batterham’s group studies the interaction of chemical insecticides with pest and beneficial insects.

Batterham research group website

Edmund Crampin

Edmund Crampin (Maths & Stats)

Professor Crampin’s lab are developing models for the analysis of biological pathways and networks, and the cellular geometry within which these reactions take place.

Systems Biology Lab website

Melissa Davis

Melissa Davis (WEHI)

Dr Davis' laboratory studies the regulatory networks that control the behaviour of cells in normal and cancerous tissues.

Dr Melissa Davis profile

Karen Day

Karen Day (Bio21)

Professor Day's research group studies the role that human variation and parasite diversity play in modulating the dynamics of chronic infection, in influencing susceptibility to disease and in regulating transmission from human to mosquito.

Day research group website

Sarah Dunstan

Sarah Dunstan (Doherty Institute)

Dr Dunstan's group is using host and pathogen genomics to better understand infectious diseases. They perform genome-wide association studies of the host, genomic studies of the pathogen, and investigate the interaction of both genomes in tuberculosis, enteric fever and malaria patients.

Dr Sarah Dunstan profile

Alex Fournier-Level

Alexandre Fournier-Level (BioSciences)

Dr Fournier-Level's research group is interested in the population genomics of adaptation to environmental stresses.

Dr Alexandre Fournier-Level profile

Robin Gasser

Robin Gasser (FVAS)

Professor Gasser's team uses advanced molecular and bioinformatic technologies to understand socio-economically important parasites at the molecular level, in order to develop new and improved treatments, vaccines and diagnostic tests for parasitic diseases.

Gasser research group website

Mike Goddard

Mike Goddard (Agriculture & Food Systems)

Professor Goddard's research focuses on genetics of complex traits in livestock and in humans, especially the use of genomic data to predict genetic value in livestock and future phenotype in humans.

Prof Mike Goddard profile

Sean Grimmond

Sean Grimmond (VCCC)

Professor Grimmond's research is firmly focused on real-time omic analysis of recalcitrant cancers, testing the value of personalised therapies, and further cancer genome discovery.

Prof Sean Grimmond profile

John Moreau

John Moreau (Earth Sciences)

Dr Moreau conducts cross-disciplinary research in geochemistry, mineralogy and environmental microbiology on questions that address the impact of microbes on geological materials and processes.

Moreau research group website

Alicia Oshlack

Alicia Oshlack (MCRI)

Associate Professor Oshlack's research focus is bioinformatics including collaborative analysis of datasets and statistical and computational methods development.

Assoc Prof Oshlack profile

Tony Papenfuss

Tony Papenfuss (WEHI & Peter Mac)

Associate Professor Papenfuss' lab works on methods to detect and understand complex genomic rearrangements, and in particular to apply these to understand the mechanisms underlying the formation of neochromosomes in certain rare cancers.

Assoc Prof Papenfuss profile

Slave Petrovski

Slavé Petrovski (MDHS)

Dr Petrovski's research interests include: leveraging standing genetic variation in the human population to appreciate the typical patterns of variation, developing appropriate analytical frameworks for sequence-based case and control studies, and transitioning from discovery to translational genetics within the scope of precision medicine.

Dr Slavé Petrovski profile

Charles Robin

Charles Robin (BioSciences)

Dr Robin’s research focusses on the genetic basis of adaptation of insects to foreign compounds, primarily insecticides.

Evolutionary Biology website

Justin Rubio

Justin Rubio (Florey Institute)

Associate Professor Rubio's latest research explores the role of somatic mutation in progressive multiple sclerosis.

Assoc Prof Justin Rubio profile

Terry Speed

Terry Speed (WEHI)

Professor Speed’s research interests include the statistical and bioinformatic analysis of microarray, DNA sequence and mass spectrometry data from genetics, genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.

Prof Terry Speed profile

Christine Wells

Christine Wells (MDHS)

Professor Wells uses systems-wide technologies to interrogate cellular differentiation and activation in the context of inflammatory disease.

Stemformatics website

Neil Young

Neil Young (FVAS)

Dr Young uses a multidisciplinary approach to undertake genomic and molecular research to understand the biology of parasitic worms and the diseases that they cause.

Young research group website

Justin Zobel

Justin Zobel (Computing & Information Systems)

Professor Zobel is best known for his role in the development of algorithms for efficient text retrieval.

Prof Justin Zobel profile