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Prof. Bob Hancock     

Title: Canada Research Chair in Health and Genomics; Director, Centre for Microbial Diseases and Immunity Research, University of British Columbia.

Areas of Expertise: Functional genomics, infectious diseases, respiratory health, systems biology, novel therapies and antimicrobials.

Prof. Scott Tebbutt       

Title: Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia; Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver

Areas of Expertise: Systems biology, complex disease biomarkers, respiratory health (asthma, cystic fibrosis, allergic rhinitis, heart failure), neonatal vaccinology.


Prof. Jaap Goudsmit

Title: Chief Scientific Officer, Human Vaccines Project; Prof. of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam.

Areas of Expertise: Virology, global epidemiology, AIDS, influenza, ageing, and neurodegenerative diseases.


Prof. Jianguo (Jeff) Xia    

Title: Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics and Big Data Analytics, McGill University, Canada 

Areas of Expertise: Big data, statistics, visualization, and cloud technologies to understand the impacts of host genetics, microbiome and environmental factors (diet, exposure, etc.) on health and disease.


Prof Peter Gething      

Title: Kerry M Stokes Chair of Child Health, Telethon Kids Institute & Curtin University; Professor of Epidemiology, The Big Data Institute, University of Oxford. 

Areas of Expertise: Malaria Atlas Project, geospatial disease modelling, tropical health, systems epidemiology. 


Dr Amy Lee

Title: Hancock Lab, University of British Columbia.

Areas of Expertise: Molecular biology, transcriptomics, bacterial genomics, and host immunoinformatics in the context of infectious disease.


Prof Bekim Sadikovic

Title: Head, Molecular Diagnostics Division, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, Western University, Ontario, Canada.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical genome wide DNA methylation testing for epigenetic disorders; genetic and epigenetic biomarker discovery; clinical NGS-based sequence and copy number analysis.


Prof Stephen Stick

Title: Director, Respiratory Research Centre, Telethon Kids; Paediatric respiratory physician, Perth Children’s Hospital

Areas of Expertise:  Paediatric respiratory disease; cystic fibrosis; respiratory epithelium; lung structure-function relation; health service delivery models


Dr Stacey Reinke

Title: Research Fellow in Metabolomics, Edith Cowan University.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical and biomedical metabolomics, disease mechanisms and biomarker discovery in early-life contexts, systems biology, analytical chemistry, and large-scale cohort studies.


Dr Gareth Baynam

Title: Clinical Geneticist, Genetic Services of Western Australia; Director of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) WA; Head, Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical genetics,rare disease diagnostics, 3D facial diagnostic analysis; member of Genetic and Rare Diseases Network, Orphanet Australia, Rare Voices Australia, Undiagnosed Diseases Network.


Dr Anthony Bosco

Title: Simon Lee Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute; Program Head, Immunity and Inflammation; Team Leader, Systems Immunology.

Areas of Expertise: Systems biology, systems immunology, network analysis, asthma, allergy, functionality of the immune system in healthy versus diseased states.


Dr Andrew Currie:

Title: Senior Lecturer in Immunology / Senior Research Fellow, Murdoch University

Areas of Expertise: Innate Immunity, Paediatric Immunity and Infectious Disease


Michael Evans 

Title: Director of Business Development at Metabolon, Inc. the world’s leading health technology company advancing metabolomics for precision medicine and life sciences research. 

Areas of Expertise: Strategy development for technology for assessing health and delivering biomarker discoveries, innovative diagnostic tests, and valuable data for genomics and population health initiatives. 


Dr Jose A. Caparrós-Martín

Title: Research Fellow, Human Microbiome Program (HuMiPro), School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University 

Areas of Expertise: Genetics and molecular pathogenesis of rare disorders; and 'systems medicine' approaches to understand functional microbiomes and metagenomes, and how they shape health and disease. 

 David Lynn

Prof David Lynn

Title: Director, SAHMRI Computational & Systems Biology Program; Professor, Flinders University College of Medicine & Public Health; and EMBL Australia Group Leader, SAHMRI Microbiome & Host Health Program.

Areas of Expertise: Advanced systems biology and experimental immunology approaches to investigate the immune system and cancer. A particular interest in investigating how the microbiota influences immune responses in a wide range of contexts.

Dr Liz Starcevich

Title: Research Program Coordinator, The Airway Epithelium Respiratory Illness and Allergy (AERIAL) Study, Telethon Kids Institute 

Areas of Expertise: Study implementation, ethics, governance for Airway Epithelial Research Group