• 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.


Ashley Farlow
John Holmes
Katalina Bobowik
(PhD - Gallego Romero)
Malathi Imiyage Dona
(Lê Cao)
Alana Butler
(MSc - Lê Cao)
Abolfazl (Al) JalalAbadi
(Lê Cao)
Laura Cook 
(PhD - Gallego Romero)
Zitong Li
(Lê Cao)
Anna Farre Orteu
(PhD - Gallego Romero)
Allan Motyer
Qian Feng
(PhD - Chan)
Houying Zhu
Sanshan Ji
(MSc - Vukcevic)
William Ho
River Kano
(MSc - Gallego Romero)
Aleks Dakic
(Lê Cao)
Anubhav Kaphle
(PhD - Balding) 
 Brendan Law
(MSc - Shim) 
Recent VisitorsQuiyi Li
(PhD - Chan) 
 Ziewi Liu
(MSc - Shim) 
Hanaisa Sant'Anna de Pla (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil) - August 2018-August 2019Chengyu Li
(PhD - Balding)
Sebastien Dejean (Toulouse University)
- July-August 2018 
Ali Mahmoudi
(PhD - Balding)
Jukka Corander (University of Oslo and University of Helsinki)
- December 2017-January 2018
Jiangrong Ouyang
(MSc - Shim)
Tatiana Hessab (Perito Criminal do IPPGF, Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil)
- July 2017-January 2018
Daniel Pederson
(MSc - Shim) 
Laetitia Cardonnna (IRSTEA, France)
- November-December 2017
Denny Shin
(MSc - Shim) 
Olivier Chapleur (IRSTEA, France)
- September-December 2017
Matthew Silcocks
(PhD - Leslie & Ashley Farlow)
Solange Pruilh (INSA Toulouse, France)
- July-September 2017
Georgia Tsambos
(PhD - Leslie & Vukcevic)
Doug Speed (Aarhus University and University College London)
- April-May 2017
Davide Vespasiani
(PhD - Gallego Romero) 
Paul O'Reilly (King's College London)
- April 2017
William Walters
(MSc - Gallego Romero)
John Whittaker (GSK, UK)
- April 2017
Eva Wang
(PhD - Lê Cao)
 Manu Yadav
(MSc - Chan/Shim) 
 Yupei You
(MSc - 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).