Group members

Postdoctoral researchers

Research assistants

  • Ryan Wick (MSc Bioinformatics) – Data visualisation, Bandage & Unicycler developer

Lab Manager

Graduate students

  • Jane Hawkey (PhD student) – Mobile elements and resistance; Salmonella phylogenomics, ISMapper developer
    co-supervisor: Helen Billman-Jacobe, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
  • Claire Gorrie (PhD student) – K. pneumoniae genomic epidemiology
    co-supervisors: Adam Jenney, Alfred Hospital and Dick Strugnell, Dept Microbiology & Immunology
  • Yu Wan (PhD student) – Bacterial gene networks
    co-supervisors: Justin Zobel, Dept Computing & Information Systems and Mike Inouye, Baker Institute
  • Stephen Watts (PhD student) – Respiratory microbial communities
  • David Edwards (PhD student) – Evolution and selection in pathogen populations, RedDog developer
    co-supervisor: Bernard Pope, Melbourne Bioinformatics

Masters students

  • Cassandra Litchfield (MSc Bioinformatics)
  • Macgregor Todd (MSc Bioinformatics)
  • Marialena Michanetzi (MSc Bioinformatics)

Honoraries / Visitors

Previous staff & students

  • Dr Paul McAdam (postdoc) – TB phylogenomics
  • Dr Mark Schultz  (postdoc) – A. baumannii phylogenomics and metagenomics
  • Danielle Ingle (PhD student)E. coli genomics
  • Harriet Dashnow (MSc Bioinformatics/VLSCI intern) – SRST2 development
  • Morgan Cerqueira Alves (3rd-year Biochemistry research project) – ESBL in K. pneumoniae
  • Wassif Kabir (3rd-year Biochemistry research project) – Salmonella Kentucky phylogenomics
  • Partha Sarathi Gope (MPhil student) – Plasmid bioinformatics
  • Damien Zammit (MSc Bioinformatics student) – Recombination analysis
  • Gittan Blezer (Visiting from University of Utrecht)
Some of the lab attending AMIGOS in Sydney (Ryan, Paul, Claire, Jane, Harriet, Shu Mei, Stephen, Wan)

Some of the lab attending AMIGOS in Sydney (Ryan, Paul, Claire, Jane, Harriet, Shu Mei, Stephen, Wan)

Lab members working on a team project to analyse the genomes of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus isolated from a local hospital.

Lab members working on a team project to analyse the genomes of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus isolated from a local hospital.