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    Bioinformatics Unit


Bioinformatics is the application of information technology to the study of biology and medicine. Modern molecular biology research uses a variety of techniques such as genomics (large scale sequencing of DNA) and proteomics (large scale identification and characterization of proteins by mass spectrometry) that generate vast volumes of data. Sophisticated computational techniques are needed in order for the data to be correctly acquired, stored, managed, visualized, analysed, and interpreted.

The Bioinformatics Unit is a newly established research, training, and service unit dedicated to building bioinformatics and computational biology capability within CMRI.

CMRI Bioinformatics will also play a key role in developing and establishing bioinformatics capability within the Westmead Research Hub and will work collaboratively with other bioinformatics initiatives throughout NSW and Australia.


Bioinformatics Staff

  • Jonathan Arthur BSc (Hons) PhD GAICD Associate Professor University of Sydney, Chief Technology Officer, CMRI
  • Erdahl Teber BAppSc BSc (Hons) PhD Senior Research Officer (Kids Cancer Alliance)
  • Emilie Wilkie BSc (Hons) MSc DIC Senior Research Assistant
  • Matloob Khushi BSc (Hons), MSc (CS), PhD Research Officer (Kids Cancer Alliance) 
  • Ashley Waardenberg BBiomedSC (Hons) PhD, Research Officer