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Manager, Bioinformatics

BSc (Hons) PhD

Area of research expertise: bioinformatics; genomics; genetics; data sharing; information technology; data management

A/Prof Kim Carter is an experienced bioinformatics researcher with interests in methodological, database and software tool development in research areas ranging from complex disease genetics, next-generation sequencing, to epidemiology. He is particularly focused on data integration and data sharing techniques, and is actively developing tools in these areas. He has a proven track record of contributions to the field of bioinformatics, including the development of a number of software tools that have generated international interest and are being used by research groups across the world.

A/Prof Carter completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Murdoch University (first class honours) in 1999, receiving the CCK Treasury Systems prize for being the number one ranked student for the entire degree. He was awarded a PhD scholarship at Murdoch University (2000-04), in addition to receiving a strategic bioinformatics top-up scholarship.

For 2006-8 Kim was awarded a national competitive Australian Research Council (ARC) early career postdoctoral fellowship to develop novel methodological and bioinformatics approaches to data linkage, genetics and data visualisation. During this time he was also a chief investigator on a NHMRC project grant to conduct research into statistical genetics and causal pathway modeling.

In 2008, Kim was recruited to the Telethon Kids Institute as a senior bioinformatics fellow, where he has been leading the development of a program of bioinformatics excellence, including procuring and developing computational resources developing research and analysis methods and techniques, and developing a culture of data management expertise. In 2011 Kim was promoted to join the TKI Faculty as Program Manager (Bioinformatics), and was promoted to the position of Associate Professor.

In December 2013, Kim's leadership and success in bioinformatics was further recognised by appointed to the position of Manager of Bioinformatics. In early 2014, he was also appointed to an additional leadership role within the organisation, as a “People Leader” to drive organisational change particularly in the areas of career development and performance, and helping to implement strategic organisational goals.

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Associate Professor Kim Carter on Bioinformatics