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Howdy all, I'm a bioinformatician working at the Australian Wine Research Institute working on various systems biology, proteomics and metabolomics projects. In the spare time I don't have, I try to work with BIG SA to build up a local bioinformatics group in South Australia.
I'm the Scientific Director of the Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium (VBC) at Monash University. That sounds fancy, but it just means I spend more time in meetings and admin than I used to, but I still get to play. The VBC now has 5 staff, and we all work half for Monash, and half for the Life Sciences Computation Centre in Parkville. Our speciality is NGS, genomics, transcriptomics, de novo assembly and annotation, and we tend to work on non model organisms, particularly bacteria and parasites. Our skills cover Perl, Python, Haskell, Ruby, R, C, JScript and we like to create tools that work reliably.
In mid-2012, I became Director of the Australian Bioinformatics Network, a job which I do in tandem with my CSIRO role as Bioinformatics and Analytics Leader because of the strong synergies between them. I'm thrilled to be in a position to help Australian bioinformatics deliver even more benefit, and I look forward to serving the Australian bioinformatics community in all its diversity.