Scientists in the Bioinformatics division use methods from mathematics, statistics, and computer science to solve problems in medical research.

Leadership and management

Professor Gordon Smyth
Division Head
Maria Markovic
Division Coordinator
Laboratory Head
Laboratory Head
Honorary Research Fellow
Laboratory Head
Head, Bioinformatics Support Facility
Prof Melissa Davis
Honorary Research Fellow


Our research includes developing new methods to analyse complex biomedical data as well as applying computational methods to discover fundamental processes in human health and disease.

We work closely with other research divisions at the Institute, and with national and international partners to tackle some of the most pressing problems in biomedical research, including:

  • the causes and origin of cancer
  • the function of the human immune system
  • the ways in which patients respond to treatment

The amount of research data now being generated to address these problems is so large that the methods being developed and employed in our division are essential for answering critical questions in medical research.

To contact the division please email Maria Markovic, Division Coordinator, at markovic@wehi.edu.au