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

Linda L. Blackall

Linda L. Blackall (BioSciences/Earth Sciences)

Professor Blackall is an environmental microbial ecologist studying complex microbial communities (microbiomes) with a view to understanding microbial community structure, function and resilience. Metabarcoding (of the 16S rRNA genes), genome resolved genomics, metabolomics and visualisation methods are used.

Microbial Symbioses Lab 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

Anthony Hannan

Anthony Hannan (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health)

Professor Hannan’s laboratory studies how genes and the environment combine via experience-dependent plasticity in the healthy and diseased brain. Their research includes genetic and epigenetic models of specific brain disorders which involve cognitive and affective dysfunction, investigated at behavioural, cellular and molecular levels so as to identify pathogenic mechanisms and novel therapeutic targets.

Epigenetics and Neural Plasticity Lab 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

Andy Pask

Andrew Pask (BioSciences)

Dr Andrew Pask is Professor of Genetics in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on development of the reproductive system and particularly the influence of hormones and endocrine disruptors on reproductive disease. His current research is focused on hypospadias, one of the most common birth defects in humans affecting 1:125 live male births in Australia. Using mouse, human and marsupial models his research has redefined the role of hormones in penis development and the developmental and molecular mechanisms driving urethral closure.

Pask Lab website

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

Ute Roessner

Ute Roessner (BioSciences)

Prof Roessner’s lab investigates molecular responses of crops to challenging environments. In particular, the group is using transcriptomics and metabolomics approaches to understand how plant roots interact with beneficial microbes to enhance crop performance.

Roessner research group 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