Advisory Board

Advisory Board
Dr Gregory R. Smith, Advisory Board Chair
Director
SciVentures Investments Pty Ltd
Melbourne VIC, Australia

Professor Ross Coppel
Director
Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium
Department of Microbiology
Monash University
Melbourne VIC, Australia

Professor Peter Donnelly FRS
Department of Statistics and Fellow, St Anne’s College
University of Oxford, UK

Professor Simon Easteal
Deputy Director
John Curtin School of Medical Research
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT, Australia

Professor Maree Gleeson
Director
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
New Lambton, NSW, Australia

Professor Mark Ragan
Director, ARC Centre in Bioinformatics (ex officio)
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD, Australia

Professor Max Lu
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD, Australia

Professor Brandon Wainwright
Director
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD, Australia

Professor Marc Wilkins
Department of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW, Australia

Special Advisor
Professor Gene Myers
Janelia Farms Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institutes
Asburn, Virginia USA

Dr Gene Myers was a foundation group leader at Janelia Farms Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institutes, near Washington DC. Gene has made fundamental contributions to computational molecular biology and bioinformatics, notably the BLAST algorithm (1990) and whole-genome assembly (1999). He designed and led computer-based assembly of large genome sequences including those of fruit fly (2000), human (2001) and mosquito (2002). His research is now focusing on algorithms for fast image searching and comparison. Gene’s numerous awards include the ACM Kannellakis Theory and Practice Award, membership in the US National Academy of Engineering, the Max Planck Research Prize for International Cooperation, induction into Leopoldina, the German National Academy, and most recently an honorary doctorate from ETH Zürich. Gene has been an Honorary Professor in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at UQ since 2003.

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