New MIG Group Leader

Prof Michael Stumpf is joining us

In what is a great coup for MIG (@MelbIntGen) & the University (@unimelb), Professor Michael Stumpf (@theosysbio) will be joining us as a MIG group leader in September. Currently at Imperial College London, Michael is a Professor of Theoretical Systems Biology.

"I am very much looking forward to contributing to MIG's and Melbourne University's growing systems biology, systems medicine, and integrative genomics community. It is rare to find such a concentration of world-class university departments and research institutes in such close proximity and I am convinced that the Faculty of Science is the ideal environment to develop the next generation of multi-scale models for biological systems...Sharing a campus with outstanding engineering and medical departments, research institutes and centres, will enable my group to develop our computational and statistical approaches, and directly apply them to biotechnological and biomedical problems.

There is still great need for people who can comfortably work at the interface between the mathematical/computational and biomedical/life sciences. The University of Melbourne is ideally placed to become a world-leading research training centre in this important arena and I am excited to join in these activities."