• Research Manager - Andrew Siebel

    Andrew completed his undergraduate BSc(Hons) degree in Zoology and Physiology at The University of Melbourne (1996-1999). His PhD was in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology enrolled through the Department of Zoology, the University of Melbourne and Howard Florey Institute. Andrew then received a prestigious NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship (2005-2009) to work on developmental programming of adult disease in the Department of Physiology. He moved to the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Research Institute in 2009 to work firstly in the Human Epigenetics laboratory, then the Metabolic and Vascular Physiology laboratory (2010-2015). His research interests include cardiovascular physiology, glucose metabolism, lipid biology and interventional clinical trials.

  • Genomic Data Specialist - Bobbie Shaban

    Originally from Perth, Bobbie obtained a double degree in Molecular Biology and Computer Science at Murdoch University. He has worked in a number of Bioinformatics roles including as a bioinformatics officer at the Centre for Comparative Genomics at Murdoch University, the Health Protection Agency UK (Now Public Health England) where he worked on The FF100 Swine flu database and also the Enteric Molecular Typing Network for the 5 nations and at the Australian Genome Research Facility here in Melbourne. In previous roles he was the administrator of the Cluster scheduling software (Sun Grid Engine) and was a Bioinformatician specialising in Genomic Assembly, RNA virus discovery, High performance computing and software pipeline optimisation.  He also has experience in Web development, Database admin and creation, a number of computing languages including PERL, PHP and the MVC Frameworks Laravel and Ruby on Rails.

    Follow Bobbie's MIG I.T. blog here.


Sean Byars (Balding & Stephen Harrap - Physiology)Ashley Anderson (MSc Student - Melissa Davis)
Ashley Farlow (Leslie)Dani Ardiyanto (MSc Student - Shim)
Malathi Imiyage Dona (Lê Cao)Paul Battlay (PhD Student - Charles Robin)
Allan Motyer (Leslie)Katalina Bobowik (PhD Student - Gallego Romero)
Houying Zhu (Shim)Alana Butler (MSc Student - Lê Cao)
 Anna Farre Orteu (PhD Student - Gallego Romero)
Visitors (Current)Qian Feng (PhD Student - Chan)
 Sanshan Ji (MSc Student - Vukcevic)
 River Kano (MSc Student - Gallego Romero)
Visitors (Past 12mo)Chengyu Li (PhD Student - Balding)
Paul O'Reilly - April 2017Ruqian Lyu (MSc Student - Melissa Davis)
John Whittaker - April 2017Ali Mahmoudi (PhD Student - Balding)
Doug Speed - April-May 2017Jiangrong Ouyang (MSc Student - Shim)
Solange Pruilh - July-September 2017Matthew Silcocks (PhD Student - Leslie & Ashley Farlow)
Tatiana Hessab - July 2017-January 2018Georgia Tsambos (PhD Student - Leslie & Vukcevic)
Olivier Chapleur - September-December 2017Eva Wang (PhD Student - Lê Cao)
Laetitia Cardonnna - November-December 2017Holly Whitfield (MSc Student - Melissa Davis)
Jukka Corander - December 2017-January 2018Yupei You (MSc Student - Balding)


Melbourne Integrative Genomics (MIG), The University of Melbourne, welcomes applications to become an Associate Member (AM). AMs can be researchers at the University of Melbourne or other Parkville research institutes, or any others who have research interests relevant to integrative genomics and can benefit from and contribute to MIG as indicated below.

Meet our Associate Members

Benefits of AM status can include:

  • Help with UoM Honorary or Visiting Researcher status where appropriate
  • Card access to MIG space
  • Hot desk space for group leaders (shared office)
  • Hot desk space for students & postdocs (open offices)
  • Use of meeting room or other bookable rooms
  • Infrastructure access (computing allocation)
  • Opportunity to contribute to the planning of, and to participate in, MIG activities (such as workshops and seminars)

In return, AMs are expected to:

  • Contribute to MIG activities
  • Develop collaborations with Core research group members
  • If MIG’s resources are used, appropriate affiliation should be included in publications
  • Provide photo and brief bio for website
  • Contribute to MIG annual reporting as requested

Interested in becoming an Associate Member? Contact the Research Manager for more information.

High Performance Compute cluster [helix]

Managed by Bobbie Shaban (Genomic Data Specialist)

384 cores, 3.1Tb RAM, 200Tb storage
Administered by Melbourne Bioinformatics, formerly the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI).